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 www.prix-aurora-awards.ca

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

Video of the WSFS Business Meeting – Semiprozine Vote

From Kevin Standlee’s blog:

The video of the 2009 Main WSFS Business Meeting held Saturday, August 8, at Anticipation is now online. If you have difficulty viewing the video through Vimeo’s online viewer, you can download the video (WMV format) to your machine using the link in the lower right corner of the video’s web page.

Vimeo limits users to uploading 500 MB/week, although once uploaded, the files stay up there and new files do not displace them. I plan to post the Site Selection Business Meeting next week.

The Main Business Meeting dealt with amendments to the WSFS Constitution pending ratification after having received initial passage at the 2008 Business Meeting in Denver. The Main Event was the debate over the removal of the Semiprozine Hugo Award. Also on the agenda: The Graphic Story Hugo Award and the explicit expansion of Hugo Award eligibility to electronic (web-based) publication.

This information is not secret. Feel free to pass it along to anyone else you think might be interested. You can quote this message entirely if you wish.

So, if you weren’t there and want to see how the discussion and vote on the semiprozine went down, here is your chance.

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