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

Bad Ass Faeries: It's Elemental

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Bad Ass Faeries: It’s Elemental

Ed. by Danielle Ackley-McPhail, L. Jagi Lamplighter,

Lee C. Hillman, and Jeffrey Lyman

(Dark Quest Books, Kindle -June 2014, Print - Sept. 2014)


“Spin, Weave, and Measure” by Kimberly Long-Ewing
“On Rocky Ground” by L. Jagi Lamplighter
“Friends in Dark Places” by Judi Fleming
“The Flying Rock” by James Chambers
“To Thy Sylph Be True” by Danny Birt
“Stormbringer” by Peter Prellwitz
“The Face of the Serpent” by DL Thurston
“The Legend of Buck Cooper and the Child of Fire” by James Daniel Ross
“The Ties That Bind” by James R. Stratton
“Looking a Gift Horse” by Patrick Thomas
“Melia’s Best Wave” by NR Brown
“Fairyland Local #2413” by Bethany Herron
“Fifteen Percent” by Jody Lynn Nye
“Undine the Boardwalk” by Keith R. A. DeCandido (reprint, not reviewed)
“Bad Blood” by Lee C. Hillman

Fae, edited by Rhonda Parrish

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Special Double Review

(Reviewed by John Sulyok & C. D. Lewis)


Edited by Rhonda Parrish

(World Weaver Press, July 2014)

Rosie Red Jacket” by Christine Morgan
The Queen of Lakes” by L.S. Johnson
Ten Ways to Self-Sabotage, Only Some of Which Relate to Fairies” by Sara Puls
Antlers” by Amanda Block
Only Make-Believe” by Lauren Liebowitz
F.C.U.” by Jon Arthur Kitson
Water Sense” by Adria Laycraft
The Cartography of Shattered Trees” by Beth Cato
Possession” by Rhonda Eikamp
And Only The Eyes of Children” by Laura VanArendonk Baugh
Seven Years Fleeting” by Lor Graham
The Last King” by Liz Colter
Faerie Knight” by Sidney Blaylock, Jr.
Solomon’s Friend” by Kristina Wojtaszek
A Fairfolk Promise” by Alexis A. Hunter
The Fairy Midwife” by Shannon Phillips
The Price” by Kari Castor

Writers of the Future, Vol. 30, edited by Dave Wolverton

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Writers of the Future, Volume 30

Edited by Dave Wolverton

(Galaxy Press, May, 2014)


“Another Range of Mountains” by Megan E. O’Keefe
“Shifter” by Paul Eckheart
“Beneath the Surface of Two Kills” by Shauna O’Meara
“Animal” by Terry Madden
“Rainbows for Other Days” by C. Stuart Hardwick
“Giants at the End of the World” by Leena Likitalo
“The Clouds In Her Eyes” by Liz Colter

“What Moves the Sun and Other Stars” by K.C. Norton

“Long Jump” by Oleg Kazantsev

“These Walls of Despair” by Anaea Lay
“The Shaadi Exile” by Amanda Forrest

“The Pushbike Legion” by Timothy Jordan

“Memories Bleed Beneath the Mask” by Randy Henderson

The End is Nigh, ed. John Joseph Adams & Hugh Howey

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The End Is Nigh:

(The Apocalypse Triptych), Vol. I

Edited by John Joseph Adams & Hugh Howey

(March 2014)


“The Balm and the Wound” by Robin Wasserman
“Heaven is a Place on Planet X” by Desirina Boskovich
“Break! Break! Break!” by Charlie Jane Anders
“The Gods Will Not Be Chained” by Ken Liu
“Wedding Day” by Jake Kerr
“Removal Order” by Tananarive Due
“System Reset” by Tobias S. Buckell
“This Unkempt World is Falling to Pieces” by Jamie Ford
“BRING HER TO ME” by Ben H. Winters
“In the Air” by Hugh Howey
“Goodnight Moon” by Annie Bellet
“Dancing with Death in the Land of Nod” by Will McIntosh
“Houses Without Air” by Megan Arkenberg
“Enjoy the Moment” by Jack McDevitt
“Pretty Soon the Four Horsemen are Going to Come Riding Through” by Nancy Kress
“Spores” by Seanan McGuire
“She’s Got a Ticket to Ride” by Jonathan Maberry
“Agent Unknown” by David Wellington
“Enlightenment” by Matthew Mather
“Shooting the Apocalypse” by Paolo Bacigalupi
“Love Perverts” by Sarah Langan

Dead Man's Hand: An Anthology of The Weird West, ed. John Joseph Adams

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Special Double Review

(Reviews by C. D. Lewis & Ryan Holmes)

Dead Man’s Hand:

An Anthology of the Weird West

edited by John Joseph Adams

(Titan Books, May 13, 2014)

“The Read-Headed Dead” by Joe R. Lansdale

“The Old Slow Man and his Gold Gun from Space” by Ben H. Winters

“Hellfire on the High Frontier” by David Farland

“The Hell-Bound Stagecoach” by Mike Resnick

“Stingers and Strangers” by Seanan McGuire

“Bookkeeper, Narrator, Gunslinger” by Charles Yu

“Holy Jingle” by Alan Dean Foster

“The Man With No Heart” by Beth Revis

“Wrecking Party” by Alastair Reynolds

“Hell from the East” by Hugh Howey

“Second Hand” by Rajan Khanna

“Alvin and the Apple Tree” by Orson Scott Card

“Madam Damnable’s Sewing Circle” by Elizabeth Bear

“Strong Medicine” by Tad Williams

“Red Dreams” by Jonathan Maberry

“Bamboozled” by Kelly Armstrong

“Sundown” by Tobias S. Bucknell

“La Madre del Oro” by Jeffrey Ford

“What I Assume You Shall Assume” by Ken Liu

“The Devil’s Jack” by Laura Anne Gilman

“The Golden Age” by Walter Jon Williams

“Neversleeps” by Fred Van Lente

“Dead Man’s Hand” by Christie Yant


Astronomical Odds, ed. Juliana Rew

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Astronomical Odds: Third Flatiron Anthologies

(Volume 3, Spring 2014)

Edited by Juliana Rew

“In the Blood” by Ken Altabef
“Garden of Fog and Monsters” by Michelle Ann King
“From Here to the Northern Line” by Edoardo Albert
“Mother of All” by John A. McColley
“The Shamrock Award” by Jennifer R. Povey
“The League of Lame Superheroes” by James Aquilone
“Casualties” by Martin Clark
“Good Odds for Murder” by Iain Ishbel
“A Clone Called Slick” by Garry McNulty
“Time’s Elastic String” by Nick Slosser
“Lost in the Mail” by Benjamin T. Smith
“Birth Lottery” by Susan Nance Carhart
“The Olinauts” by Adele Gardner

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

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