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the genre's premiere review magazine for short SF & Fantasy since 1993

Far Orbit: Speculative Space Adventures, ed. by Bascomb James

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Far Orbit: Speculative Space Adventures

edited by Bascomb James

(World Weaver Press, pb April 2014, $8.99)

“Open for Business” by Sam S. Kepfield

“Composition in Death Minor” by K.G. Jewell
“Spaceman Barbecue” by Peter Wood
“Obsidianite” by Kat Otis
“Starship Down” by Tracy Canfield
“Backscatter” by Gregory Benford
“A Game of Hold’em” by Wendy Sparrow
“From a Stone” by Eric Choi
“Charnelhouse” by Jonathan Shipley
“Bear Essentials” by Julie Frost
“The Vringla/Racket Incident” by Jakob Drud
“A Trip to Lagasy” by Barbara Davies
“Saturn Slingshot” by David Wesley Hill

Horror Library, Volume 5

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Horror Library, Volume Five

Edited by R. J. Cavender & Boyd Harris

Cutting Block Press, An Imprint of Nightscape Press

October 2013
"Blown" by Pat MacEwen
"Jerrod Steihl Goes Home" by Ian Withrow
"The Immolation Scene" by John F.D. Taff
"A Body at Rest" by Lorne Dixon
"By the Time I Get to Five" by J.S. Reinhardt
"Notes for an Article on Bainbridge Farm" by Bentley Little
"Noise" by Sanford Allen
"Open Mind Night at The Ritz" by Shane McKenzie
"Almost Home" by Kevin Lucia
"Pillars of Light" by Michael A. Arnzen
"Footprints Fading in the Desert" by Eric J. Guignard
"The Vulture’s Art" by Benjamin Kane Ethridge
"Activate" by Boyd E. Harris
"Snow Globe" by Adam Howe
"Intruders" by Taylor Grant
"The Boathouse" by Stephen McQuiggan
"Bath Time!" by Jeff Strand
"The Happiness Toy" by Ray Garton
"The Oldest Profession" by Tracie McBride
"The House That Sang" by Andrew Stockton
"Bad Seed" by Anne Michaud
"Gourd" by P. Gardner Goldsmith
"Silent Stones" by Steve Vernon
"The Emu in the Sky" by Mark Farrugia
"Ambrosia" by Dev Jarrett
"Follower" by Danny Rhodes
"Catacombs" by Kristin Dearborn
"Whispers in the Wax" by Tonia Brown
"The Mirror Box" by Charles Colyott
"The Local Haunt" by Janine Langley-Wood

Redshifted: Martian Stories

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Redshifted: Martian Stories

edited by Juliana Rew

(Third Flatiron Publishing, pb, Winter 2013, $8.99)


“Eurydice in Capricorn” by Neil James Hudson
“Make Carrots, Not War” by Maureen Bowden
“Colorblind on the Red Planet” by Vince Liberato
“The Journal of Miss Emily Carlton” by Lela E. Buis
“The Canary and the Roach” by Ian Rose
“For Sale: One Red Planet” by Jeff Hewitt
“Cadaver” by Robina Williams
“No Ravens on Mars” by Martin Clark
“The FALCON” by Jaimie M. Engle
“First Step” by Jason Lairamore
“MarsMail” by Michael McGlade
“And a Pebble in Her Shoe” by Kara Race-Moore
“The Read Planet” by Chuck Rothman

Chilling Tales 2, ed. Michael Kelly

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Chilling Tales 2: In Words Alas Drown I

Edited by Michael Kelly

(Edge Science Fiction & Fantasy Publishing, Fall 2013)


"Black Hen A La Ford" by David Nickle
"The Dog's Paw" by Derek Künsken
"Snowglobes" by Lisa L. Hannett
"Meteor Lake" by Kevin Cockle
"In Libitina's House" by Camille Alexa
"Day Pass" by Ian Rogers
"Gingerbread People" by Colleen Anderson
"The Slipway Grey" by Helen Marshall
"Crossroads Blues" by Robert J. Wiersema
"The Flowers of Katrina" by Claude LaLumière
"Heart of Darkness" by Edo Van Belkom
"Fiddleheads" by Douglas Smith
"Dwelling" on the Past by Simon Strantzas
"The Hair Dress" by Sandra Kasturi
"Weary, Bone Deep" by Michael Matheson
"Honesty" by Rio Youers
"Homebody" by Gemma Files
"Road Rage" by Bev Vincent
"The Salamander's Waltz" by Catherine MacLeod
"Goldmine" by Daniel Lemoal
"Fishfly Season" by Halli Villegas

Oz Reimagined, ed. John Joseph Adams & Douglas Cohen

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Oz Reimagined:

New Tales from the Emerald City and Beyond

edited John Joseph Adams & Douglas Cohen

(47North, pb February 2013, $14.95)

“The Great Zeppelin Heist of Oz” by Rae Carson & C.C. Finlay
“Emeralds to Emeralds, Dust to Dust” by Seanan McGuire
“Lost Girls of Oz” by Theodora Goss
“The Boy Detective of Oz: An Otherland Story” by Tad Williams
“Dorothy Dreams” by Simon R. Green
“Dead Blue” by David Farland
“One Flew Over the Rainbow” by Robin Wasserman
“The Veiled Shanghai” by Ken Liu
“Beyond the Naked Eye” by Rachel Swirsky
“A Tornado of Dorothys” by Kat Howard
“Blown Away” by Jane Yolen
“City So Bright” by Dale Bailey
“Off to See the Emperor” by Orson Scott Card
“A Meeting in Oz” by Jeffrey Ford
“The Cobbler of Oz” by Jonathan Maberry

Tesseracts 17, ed. Colleen Anderson & Steve Vernon

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Tesseracts 17: Speculating Canada from Coast to Coast

edited by Colleen Anderson & Steve Vernon

(Edge, Fall 2013)

“Vermilion Wine” by Claude Lalumière
“The Wall” by Rhea Rose
“2020 Vision” by Lisa Smedman
“Why Pete?” by Timothy Reynolds
“Bird Bones” by Megan Fennell
“Bedtime Story” by Rhonda Parrish
“Graveyard Shift” by Holly Schofield
“The Path of Souls” by Edward Willett
Sin A Squay” by David Jón Fuller
“Hereinafter Referred to as the Ghost” by Mark Leslie
“Anywhere” by Alyxandra Harvey
“Secret Recipes” by Costi Gurgu
“Star Severer” by Ben Godby
“The Lighthouse Keeper’s Wife” by Dave Beynon
“Graffiti Borealis” by Lisa Poh
“Team Leader 2040” by Catherine Austen
“Sand Hill” by Elise Moser
“The Ripping” by Vincent Grant Perkins
Pique Assiette” by Catherine MacLeod
“Everybody Wins” by Rachel Cooper
“In the Bubble” by William Meikle
“Hermione and Me” by Dwain Campbell
“Blizzard Warning” by Jason Barrett
“M.E.L.” by Dianne Homan
“The Calligrapher’s Daughter” by Patricia Robertson

The Puzzle Box by The Apocalyptic Four

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The Puzzle Box

by The Apocalyptic Four:

Eileen Bell

Randy McCharles
Billie Milholland
Ryan T. McFadden

Published by Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy

Canadian release date: Fall 2013, U.S. release date: Winter 2014


Unidentified Funny Objects 2, ed. Alex Shvartsman

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Unidentified Funny Objects 2

Edited by Alex Shvartsman

(UFO Publishing, Oct 7, 2013)

“The MSG Golem” by Ken Liu
“Service Charge” by Esther Friesner
“Item Not As Described” by J.W. Alden
“Stranger Vs. The Malevolent Malignancy” by Jim C. Hines
“How To Feed Your Pyrokinetic Toddler” by Fran Wilde
“A Stiff Bargain” by Matt Mikalatos
“The Girl With the Dagon Tattoo” by Josh Vogt
“Improved Cubicle Door” by M.C.A. Hogarth
“On Safari” by Mike Resnick
“How You Ruined Everything” by Konstantine Paradias
“Insider Information” by Jody Lynn Nye
“The Haunted Blender” by K.G. Jewell
“The Retgun” by Tim Pratt
“The Diplomat's Holiday” by Heather Lindsley
“Congratulations on Your Apotheosis” by Michelle Ann King
“One Thing Leads To Your Mother” by Desmond Warzel
“Class Action Orc” by James Beamon
“The Wiggy Turpin Affair” by Wade Albert White
“Hannibal's Elephants” by Robert Silverberg

Tales of Jack the Ripper, ed. Ross E. Lockhart

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Tales of Jack the Ripper

Edited by Ross E. Lockhart

(A Worde Horde Book, August, 2013, 245 pp.)


"Whitechapel Autumn, 1888" by Ann K. Schwader
"A Host of Shadows" by Alan M. Clark and Gary A. Braunbeck
"Jack's Little Friend" by Ramsey Campbell
"Abandon All Flesh" by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
"God of the Razor" by Joe R. Lansdale
"Ripping" by Walter Greatshell
"Something About Dr. Tumblety" by Patrick Tumblety
"The Truffle Pig" by T.E. Grau
"Ripperology" by Orrin Grey
"Hell Broke Loose" by Ed Kurtz
"Where Have You Been All My Life?" by Edward Morris
"Juliette’s New Toy" by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.
"Villain, By Necessity" by Pete Rawlik
"When Means Just Defy the End" by Stanley C. Sargent
"A Pretty for Polly" by Mercedes Yardley
"Termination Dust" by Laird Barron
"Once November" by E. Catherine Tobler
"Silver Kisses" by Ann K. Schwader

Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond

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Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond

edited by Bill Campbell and Edward Austin Hall

(Rosarium Publishing, pb October 2013, $19.95)

“I Left My Heart in Skaftafell” by Victor LaValle
“Too Many Yesterdays, Not Enough Tomorrows” by N.K. Jemisin
“The Runner of n-Vamana” by Indrapramit Das
“The Last of Its Kind” by Kawika Guillermo
“Bludgeon” by Thaddeus Howze
“The Farming of Gods” by Ibi Zoboi
“The Hungry Earth” by Carmen Maria Machado
“The Half-Wall” by Rabih Alameddine
“Unathi Battles the Black Hairballs” by Lauren Beukes
“Amma” by Charles R. Saunders
“The Homecoming” by Chinelo Onwualu
“Life-pod” by Vandana Singh
“Skin Dragons Talk” by Ernest Hogan
“Bio-Anger” by Kiini Ibura Salaam
“The Voyeur” by Ran Walker
“Dances with Ghosts” by Joseph Bruchac
“Four Eyes” by Tobias Buckell
“Live and Let Live” by Linda D. Addison
“In the Belly of the Crocodile” by Minister Faust
“The Pavilion of Frozen Women” by S.P. Somtow
“Waking the Gods of the Mountain” by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz
“The Aphotic Ghost” by Carlos Hernandez
Un Aperitivo Col Diavolo” by Darius James
“Othello Pop” by Andaiye Reeves
“Culling the Herd” by C. Renee Stephens
“A Brief History of Nonduality Studies” by Sofia Samatar
“Northern Lights” by Eden Robinson
“Protected Entity” by Daniel José Older
“The Parrot’s Tale” by Anil Menon
“One Hundred and Twenty Days of Sunlight” by Tade Thompson
“The Pillar” by Farnoosh Moshiri
“The Buzzing” by Katherena Vermette
“Angels and Cannibals Unite” by Greg Tate
“A Fine Specimen” by Lisa Allen-Agostini
“The Death Collector” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Fées des Dents” by George S. Walker
“The Taken” by Tenea D. Johnson
“Monstro” by Junot Díaz
“Good Boy” by Nisi Shawl

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