Ansible 265, August 2009, is now available.
Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet #24 is now available in print and PDF.
“This zine was made in the spring and summer of 2009 by Gavin J. Grant, Kelly Link, Jedediah Berry, Michael J. DeLuca, Sara Majka, Paul Bozzo, Kristen Evans, and Faune Albert, and put back from June to July by the best reason Gavin & Kelly have ever had: Ursula Annabel Link Grant, born February 23rd, 2009. Our deepest thanks go to everyone at Baystate Medical Center and the Ronald McDonald House in Springfield, Mass.” — Source: LCRW website
“Eleven Orchid Street” by Alexander Lamb
“Dusking” by Liz Williams
“Tornado Juice” by Jasmine Hammer
“Superfather” by J. W. M. Morgan
“The Magician’s Umbrella” by Dicky Murphy
“Leave the Dead to the Living” by Alissa Nutting
“A Story Like Mine” by Eve Tushnet
“The Broken Dream Factory” by Dennis Danvers
“The Magician’s Keeper” by Anya Groner
“Dear Aunt Gwenda” by Gwenda Bond
“Machrie Moore” by Neile Graham
“Bordeaux, And Other Mysteries” by Marina Rubin
“Heady’s Crush” by Abby Denson
Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #39 is now available as a PDF download.
“Luxembourg” by Rob Shearman
“Snake-Eater” by Linda Steele
“The Dissolution of Blue” by James Targett
“The Colonel’s Character Flaw” by Paul Kennebeck
“In the Blink of an Eye” by Dr Philip Edward Kaldon
“Dragon Bones” by Joanne Anderton
Also available in print.
Interzone has recently published its 223rd issue, making it the longest-running British science fiction magazine (if counted by issues). The previous record-holder was New Worlds, which ran to 222 issues.
Source: Fictionmags mailing list.
From the Brain Harvest website:
As writers, we’re warned constantly against resorting to tried-and-true tropes, usually for very good reason. In fact, our colleagues at Strange Horizons have assembled a very smart list of contrived plots seen too many times (http://strangehorizons.com/guidelines/fiction-common.shtml).
But here at Brain Harvest, we’d actually like to see if you can untrope the tropes, and create something interesting, solid, and, well, bad ass from these overly familiar clichés. In fact, we’re willing to stake the first annual Brain Harvest Mega Challenge on the fact that one of you out there can… in 750 words or less.
Your entries will be read by the Brain Harvest editors, and the winners chosen by our celebrity guest judge, the amazing, award-winning writer and editor, Jeff VanderMeer.
The winning entry will receive $100, publication in Brain Harvest, a hand-knitted mustache, 1 Fresh Eyes crit (up to 10,000 words) to be used on the piece of their choice, and the accolades of their peers, friends, and family.
The second place winner will receive $25, publication in Brain Harvest, and a hand-knitted mustache.
The July 2009 issue is Apex’s first since their brief hiatus. It includes:
- “She Called Me Sweetie” by Glenn Lewis Gillette
- “…That Has Such People in It” by Jennifer Pelland
- “The Frozen Sky” by Jeff Carlson
- “Foiled” by Alethea Kontis
- BEAUTY AND DYNAMITE: “Here Lies an Era” by Alethea Kontis
- Interview with Nate Kenyon
- Interview with J.M. McDermott
- Editorial: I Just Can’t Help Myself by Jason Sizemore
Issue #20 of Beneath Ceaseless Skies is now available:
The rest of the birthing was hard work, but painless. Dziko and Terra sprinkled water over the clay to soften it and kneaded the flesh together until there was no way to separate his riverbed brown from her sunset orange. Then they divided the babyflesh into two equal pieces, soon to be their children.
I like to carve. I like to sculpt. But the ironwood trees in the forest shatter even the finest blades. Father says that the war has changed them, that the magic of the battlemages has infected the land, and I have no cause to doubt him—he has been my educator and my window on the world. Bone is easier to shape.
The July issue of Ansible (their 264th issue) is now available online.