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

Forging Freedom: Dimensions, ed. by Val Muller

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Forging Freedom: Dimensions

Edited by Val Muller

(Freedom Forge Press, November 2014)


Inhuman” by A. K. Lindsay
Bringing Home Major Tom” by Leigh Kimmel
The Rainbow Children” by Leo Norman
Freedom from Perfection” by Hayden Lawrence
The Circular Nature of Time” by Hollis Whitlock
Dorn’s Act” by Jason J. Sergi
A Brief Biography of Baron Otto von Korek (1717-1783)” by Donald J. Bingle
Hope” by Lesley L. Smith
The Pathless Skies” by Neil Weston
Ezra’s Prophecy” by Deborah Walker
Amnesty Intergalactic” by Douglas W. Texter
The Last Dragoon” by Charles Kyffhausen
The Fourth Poet” by Val Muller
The Witch Toaster” by R. David Fulcher
To Do As You Please” by Paul Cucinotta
Why Can You Never Escape with Escape?” by A. J. Kirby
Pedestal” by James Hartley
Halfer” by Tracy Doering

Triangulation: Parch, ed. Stephen V. Ramey

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Triangulation: Parch

The 2014 Edition of PARSEC Ink’s

Annual Confluence of Speculative Fiction

(2nd edition, September 2014)

Edited by Stephen V. Ramey


A Prayer at Noon” by John M. Shade
Koan” by Jacob Edwards
Passages” by Jacques Barbéri (translated by Michael Shreve)
Noah” by Madhvi Ramani
Dust Storm” by Chuck Rothman
Vegan” by Diane Turnshek
Dream Warriors: Ramayan Redux” by Rochelle Potkar
The Well” by Kenneth B. Chiacchia
Floorboards” by Christopher Nadeau
A Fine Selection of Wines and Poisons” by John A. Frochio
The Straw-Mother” by Jamie Lackey
Smitten” by Tinatsu Wallace
Parched in Purnululu” by Jetse de Vries
Bitter Water” by Julia August
Mask of Sleep” by Rosemary Bensko
The Hope of a Thirsty Planet” by Kaitlin McCloughan
Before Bastrop” by Michael Collins
Shuttle Season” by Jen White
A Long-Forgotten Memory” by Elizabeth Spencer
The Way We Were” by Fruma Klass

Krampusnacht: The Twelve Nights of Christmas, ed. Kate Wolford

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Krampusnacht: The Twelve Nights of Christmas

Edited by Kate Wolford

(Worldweaver Press, November 2014)


"Prodigious" by Elizabeth Twist
"The Wicked Child" by Elise Forier Edie
"Marching Krampus" by Jill Corddry
"Peppermint Sticks" by Colleen H. Robbins
"Ring, Little Bell, Ring" by Caren Gussoff
"A Visit" by Lissa Sloan
"Santa Claus and the Little Girl Who Loved to Sing and Dance" by Patrick Evans
"Between the Eyes" by Guy Burtenshaw
"Nothing to Dread" by Jeff Provine
"Raw Recruits" by Mark Mills
"The God Killer" by Cheresse Burke
"Krampus Carol" by Scott Farrell

The Children of Old Leech, ed. Ross E. Lockhart & Justin Steele

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The Children of Old Leech:

A Tribute to the Carnivorous Cosmos of Laird Barron

Edited by Ross E. Lockhart & Justin Steele

(Word Horde Press, July 2014)


"The Harrow" by Gemma Files

"Pale Apostle" by J.T. Buller and Jesse Glovington

"Walpurgisnacht" by Orrin Grey

"Learn to Kill" by Michael Cisco

"Good Lord, Show Me the Way" by Molly Tanzer

"Snake Wine" by Jeffrey Thomas

"Love Songs from the Hydrogen Jukebox" by T.E. Grau

"The Old Pageant" by Richard Gavin

"Notes for 'The Barn in the Wild'" by Paul Tremblay

"Firedancing" by Michael Griffin

"The Golden Stars at Night" by Allyson Bird

"The Last Crossroads on a Calendar of Yesterdays" by Joseph S Pulver, Sr.

"The Woman in the Woods" by Daniel Mills

"Brushdogs" by Stephen Graham Jones

"Ymir" by John Langan

"Of a Thousand Cuts" by Cody Goodfellow

"Tenebrionidae" by Scott Nicolay and Jesse James Douthit-Nicolay



Trust and Treachery: Tales of Power and Intrigue, ed. by Day Al-Mohamed & Meriah Crawford

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Trust and Treachery: Tales of Power and Intrigue

Edited by Day Al-Mohamed & Meriah Crawford

(Dark Quest Books, Sept. 2014, 302 pp.)

"Sanctified Ground" by Beth Cato
"Live Free or Die" by Joyce Reynolds-Ward
"Infinitas" by David Taub Bancroft
"Terrible Lizards" by Demetrios Matsakis
"Listener" by Kelly Horn
"The Peculiar Testimony of Dok Oculus" by Eric A. Howald
"A Real Produce Guy" by Thomas Livingston
"Camp Why" by D.G. Bracey
"Plan B" by John M. Floyd
"Short Dark Future" by Marian Allen
"Lunar Epithalamion" by Calie Voorhis
"Oathbreaker" by Kate Marshall
"Missing Persons" by Ann L. Kopchik
"Restraint" by Bruce Pratt
"Almost There" by Al Nash
"Assent" by J.R. McRae
"Cheat The Hangman" by Kris Dikeman
"Sweetest, Senseless Death" by Mark Mills
"Her Majesty's Executrix" by James Daniel Ross
"Neighbour from Hell" by Edoardo Albert
"Perfect Memory" by Jonathan Shipley
"Survival" by Edward Folger
"Blind Spot" by Michaux Dempster
"The Wrong Shoes" by Chang Terhune
"The House On The Lake" by Patrick O'Neill
"1612" by Richard Smith

The End is Now, edited by John Joseph Adams

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The End is Now:


The Apocalypse Triptych Book 2


Edited by John Joseph Adams


(September 2014)


"Herd Immunity" by Tananarive Due
"The Sixth Day of Deer Camp" by Scott Sigler
"Goodnight Stars" by Annie Bellet
"Rock Manning Can't Hear You" by Charlie Jane Anders
"Fruiting Bodies" by Seanan McGuire
"Black Monday" by Sarah Langan
"Angels of the Apocalypse" by Nancy Kress
"Agent Isolated" by David Wellington
"The Gods Will Not Be Slain" by Ken Liu
"You've Never Seen Everything" by Elizabeth Bear
"Bring Them Down" by Ben H. Winters
"Twilight of the Music Machines" by Megan Arkenberg
"Sunset Hollow" by Jonathan Maberry
"Penance" by Jake Kerr
"Avtomat" by Daniel H. WIlson
"Dancing with Batgirl in the Land of Nod" by Will McIntosh
"By the Hair of the Moon" by Jamie Ford
"To Wrestle Not Against Flesh and Blood" by Desirina Boskovich
"In the Mountain" by Hugh Howey
"Dear John" by Robin Wasserman

Trouble on the Water, ed. Danielle Ackley-McPhail

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Trouble on the Water


edited by Danielle Ackley-McPhail


(Dark Quest Books, September 2014)


"Sailor of Kannar" by Phoebe Wray

"Trouble on the Water" by Danielle Ackley-McPhail
"Vest of the Pecos" by David Sherman
"Unsinkable" by Jeffrey Lyman

UFO 3, ed. Alex. Shvartsman

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Special Triple Review


Wayne Harris, Charles Payseur, & C. D. Lewis


[Bonus Feature: Thanks to the generosity of UFO 3 editor Alex Shvartsman,Tangent Online presents an exclusive look at some of the interior illustrations gracing the anthology. Artist: Barry Munden.]


Unidentified Funny Objects 3

Ed. by Alex Shvartsman

(UFO Publishing, October 1, 2014)


Print: UFO 3 -- E-book: UFO 3


On the Efficacy of Supervillain Battles In Eliciting Therapeutic Breakthroughs” by Jim C. Hines
The Right Answer” by James A. Miller
The Gefilte Fish Girl” by Mike Resnick (reprint)
Master of Business Apocalypse” by Jacob Drud
Carla At The Off-Planet Tax Return Helpline” by Caroline M. Yoachim
Why I Bought Satan Two Cokes On The Day I Graduated High School” by Nathaniel Lee
Company Store” by Robert Silverberg (reprint)
The Door-To-Door Salesthing From Planet X” by John Vogt
The Discounted Seniors” by James Beamon
That Must Be Them Now” by Karen Haber
Notes To My Past And/Or Alternate Selves” by Sarah Pinsker
The Real And The Really Real” by Tim Pratt
Into The Woods, With Zombunny” by Camille Griep
Live At The Scene” by Gini Koch
The Newboy’s Last Stand” by Krystal Claxton
The Full Lazenby” by Jeremy Butler
Do Not Remove This Tag” by Piers Anthony
Super-Baby Moms Group Saves The Day!” by Tina Connolly
The Choochoomorphosis” by Oliver Buckram
The Fate Worse Than Death” by Kevin J. Anderson and Guy Anthony De Marco
Elections At Villa Encantiada” by Cat Rambo
Infinite Drive” by Jody Lynn Nye

Master Minds, ed. Juliana Rew

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Master Minds

Third Flatiron Anthologies, Volume 3

(Third Flat Iron Publishing, Summer 2014)

Edited by Juliana Rew


"The Abstract Heart" by Martin Clark
"Oi, Robot!" by Konstantine Paradias
"I Scream Man" by William Huggins
"The Frankenstein Project" by Ellen Denton
"Survival" by Jason Lairamore
"Broken Toys in a Big Backyard" by Vince Liberato
"Hacking 'Wilkes-Barre PA, May 2001'" by NM Whitley
"The Cabin" by Lela E. Buis
"In Mrs. Timmet's Class" by Patrick McCarty
"Watching the Skies" by Robin Wyatt Dunn
"Music of the Mind" by Cherith Baldry
"The Right Books" by Elliotte Rusty
"Schadenfreude" by Russell Nichols

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

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