GUD Issue 5 :: Winter 2009

From GUD, news of their 5th issue:

Issue 5 wraps a scientific core with our most eclectic selection to date—including two mini graphic novels and a script that will have you bubbling over with mirth.

We open with Rose Lemberg’s “Imperfect Verse”, a tale of poetry, deception, and warring gods; then span the years to Andrew N. Tisbert’s “Getting Yourself On”, which sees mankind taken to the stars but suffering new forms of wage-slavery.

There’s science fiction that stretches to the fantastic, science that once stretched the fantastic and has now become brilliantly pervasive, and dollops of science in otherwise mundane lives (see “The Prettiest Crayon in the Box”).

Of course, we’ve got fantasy, psychological horror, humor, and drama; poetry serious, sublime, and satirical; and art that stretches from the real, to the surreal, to the violently semi-abstract.

Semiprozines & the 2009 Aurealis Awards

The winners of the 2009 Aurealis Awards* were announced at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts in Brisbane on January 24th, 2010. Semiprozines were well-represented among the winners:

Best Science Fiction Short Story

Best Fantasy Short Story (joint winners)

* The Aurealis Awards are for works of speculative fiction by authors, editors and illustrators, who are Australian citizens or permanent residents.

Beneath Ceaseless Skies Celebrates First Anniversary

Beneath Ceaseless Skies recently celebrated its first anniversary with an Anniversary Double-Issue containing four stories, including ones by Yoon Ha Lee and Ian McHugh.

With this issue, #27, BCS is now also available in two downloadable file formats for ebook readers: PDF and MobiPocket PRC.

To read our fiction, or download our ebook files or podcasts, visit our website at beneath-ceaseless-skies.com.

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.

Clarkesworld Magazine – October 2009

cw_37_250The October issue of Clarkesworld Magazine is now available…

FICTION

  • Spar by Kij Johnson
  • Spar (AUDIO VERSION) by Kij Johnson, read by Kate Baker
  • Of Melei, of Ulthar by Gord Sellar

NON-FICTION

  • Keeping Ahead of the Fear: A Conversation with Ken Scholes interview by Jeremy L. C. Jones
  • Forevermore: The Iconic Poe of the 21st Century by G.A. Buchholz

COVER ART

  • OH SHIT by Sean Donaldson

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:

Fiction

  • “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

Poetry

  • “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.

FICTION

  • “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

FEATURES

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

DEPARTMENTS

  • 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

Editorial:

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

Fiction:

  • 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

Poetry:

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

Non-Fiction:

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