Best Horror of the Year : Honorable Mentions

besthorrorEllen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year 1 includes honorable mentions  for the following semiprozine stories:

  • “deathmask” by Mike Allen (Helix, Winter)
  • “Will the Real Veronica LeBarr Stand Down” by John Grant (Postscripts 16)
  • “The Talion Moth” by John Kirk (Weird Tales, #349)
  • “Painlessness” by Kirstyn McDermott (GUD, #2)
  • “All Mouth” by Paul Meloy (Black Static, #6)
  • “The World Without Sleep” by Sarah Monette (Postscripts, #14)
    “At the Gates” by Patrick Samphire (Black Static, #8)
  • “The Supplanter” by James Steimle (Albedo One #34)
  • “Gladstone” by Dermot Ryan (Albedo One #35)

For details on semiprozine stories published in this volume, see this earlier post on the subject.

Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #40

asim40Congratulations to ASIM on reaching their 40th issue! This is also their first issue to be available in perfectbound format. (No staples!) Issues can be ordered in either print or PDF format.

This issue was edited by Simon Petrie and contains:


  • “Creature Feature” by KT McRae
  • “Once a Month, on a Sunday” by Ian McHugh
  • “The Future is Now” by Melissa White
  • “TFT” by Jason Stoddard
  • “Lopsided Love” by Ruskin Drake
  • “Kandinsky’s Mistakes” by Darren Goossens
  • “The Easy Way” by Dan McCormick
  • “Jesse’s Gift” by Felicity Dowker
  • “Meet Mary Sue” by KC Shaw
  • “Zombies from Mars” by Douglas A Van Belle


  • “Playtime”  by James R Cain

Special Features

  • Melbourne’s Full of Vampires  by Edwina Harvey

Weird Tales #353

weirdtales353-screen170The latest issue of the Hugo Award-winning Weird Tales is now available.


  • “Weiroot” by Jeffrey Ford
  • “The Garbacologist”  by Jeff Johnson
  • “Headstone in My Pocket”  by Paul G. Tremblay
  • “Bruise for Bruise”  by Robert Davies
  • “Court Scranto”  by Caleb Wilson
  • “Selected Views of Mt. Fuji, With Dinosaurs”  by Hunter Eden


  • “Thomas Ligotti: The Weird Tales Interview”  by Geoffrey Goodwin
  • “Richard Corben: Drawing Upon the Masters”  by  Bill Baker


  • Weirdism – J.G. Ballard: the most mindblowing drug
  • The Bazaar - steampunk art sorceress Bethalynne Bajema
  • The Library – Tanith Lee and Catherynne Valente
  • Lost In Lovecraft – a literary journey with Kenneth Hite

Cover illustration by Saara Salmi

On Spec Issue #77

onspec77On Spec Summer 2009 #77
Vol. 21 No. 2


  • “Don’t Swear at the Editors” by Barb Galler-Smith


  • The Resident Guest By Sandra Glaze
  • The Far-springer by E. Catherine Tobler
  • Surveillance by Jonathan Cresswell-Jones
  • Case 143 by Robert Piotrowski
  • Emily’s Shadow By A.J. Onia
  • The Exchange by Karen Keeley
  • Angel in the Corner by Benjamin Gleisser
  • The Gospel Truth by Rhonda Collis
  • Left-hand Turn by C. Burger


  • The Drowning Ones by Colleen Anderson
  • Topography by Amy Dennis


  • Feature Author Interview: Benjamin Gleisser & Chaos Theory by Roberta Laurie
  • Feature Artist Interview: Jason Dirks by Lyn X

2009 Aurora Award

Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine won the 2009 Aurora Award in the category Best Work in English: Other. Editor Karl Johanson and art director/assistant editor Stephanie Johanson both attended the Aurora Awards Banquet, held at Anticipation, The 67th World Science Fiction Convention, in Montréal, Québec, Canada. For more information about the Aurora Awards go to

Interzone 224, new issue and US distribution

iz224Interzone issue 224, published on September 10th, contains a novella by Jason Sanford plus short stories by Katherine Sparrow & Rachel Swirsky, Jeremiah Tolbert, Adrian Joyce, and Chris Butler. Cover art is by Adam Tredowski and interior art by Paul Drummond, Dave Senecal, Mark Pexton, and Martin Bland. All the usual news, reviews and give-aways are here, and the books section includes Robert Holdstock on 25 years of Mythago Wood.

Note from the Publisher:

We have sent a substantial number (relatively speaking) of copies of this issue for overseas distribution. I can’t yet give a breakdown of where these copies are going, or what the cover price might be, but presumably the majority are going to the USA. If you’re already an Interzone reader please help spread the word that the magazine can now be bought in shops overseas. If you’re not yet a reader and you see the magazine in a shop, please buy it! This is a test issue but it’s hopefully something we can build on.

Space & Time Issue #108

st-fall09Space & Time Issue #108
Fall 2009

Editor’s Geeble by Hildy Silverman


  • The Human Race by Scott Edelman
  • Wolf’s Kin by Stephanie Burgis
  • Divine Parody by Jon Wesick
  • Girl of Prey by Christina Crooks
  • Behind the Eyes by John R. Fultz
  • The Love Quest of Smidgen the Snack Cake by Robert Jeschonek
  • Cancer God by Barbara Krasnoff
  • Any Port in a Storm by Paula R. Stiles


  • Methane Sky by Scott E. Green
  • Epitaph by Mark McLaughlin
  • Traveling Interstellar Blues by Daniel C. Smith
  • Necromancy by Lawrence Barker
  • An Ode to a Martian Medusa by Terrie Leigh Relf
  • Major Metro, Before by Ann K. Schwader
  • Fitting by Dr. P.S. Cottier
  • Lightning Over the St. Lawrence by Erin Hoffman


  • Interview with Peter S. Beagle by Stephen Euin Cobb
  • Word Ninja by Linda D. Addison

Cover Art:

  • Jill Bauman

Apex Magazine – August 2009

apexmagv3i2fpApex Magazine – August 2009


  • “Kenny 149” by Brad Becraft
  • “Pimp My Airship” by Maurice Broaddus
  • “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast” by Eugie Foster


  • “Game Fiction: Why It Works (and Why It Doesn’t)” by Monica Valentinelli
  • Interview with Gene O’Neill by Maggie Jamison
  • The real story of “Pimp My Airship” by Jason Sizemore