This week, we begin with another story from Birke Duncan, an urban fantasy set in academe. This is followed by Jeremy Christopher’s story of superhuman vengeance in small town America, Mother’s Cleansing. We’re also graced by a tale by indie sci-fi god and editor of more webzines than there are stars circling the galactic centre, ES Wynn, with his story Man Suit. This is followed by the current installment of James Rhodes’ The Days of Mr. Thomas.
Then we have beginnings and endings. In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate, we’re starting a serialisation of Richard Burton’s unexpurgated, unpolitically correct sex, violence and sorcery translation of the Arabian Nights – the One Hundred Nights and One Night, to be exact. After a thousand and one editions, İnşallah, it’ll be reaching its conclusion, just as Rob Bliss’s Daniel’s Dream does this week.
The Caves of Mars reaches Chapter Five, in which our hero reaches the House of Torq-aa. Slightly closer to home, The First Men in the Moon are now in the sunlight, while A Journey to the Centre of the Earth meet a sea monster. And Obsidian’s back, this time with a review of an indie comic featuring zombie teddy bears.
We’re still open to submissions to our latest anthology, The Pulpateers. What we’re looking for is previously unpublished old-style pulp stories in the genres of science fiction, fantasy and horror. Word length 6000. Please follow, as far as possible, the Lester Dent Pulp Fiction Formula. The content, as long as it’s sci fi/fantasy/horror, is up to the individual author, but try to make it pulpy and retro. Weird tales, superheroes, Flash Gordon-style space opera, even noir or spy-fi, as long as it has a supernatural or SF twist, will all be accepted. Deadline: 19th May. Payment: exposure plus discounted copies. Send all submissions to email@example.com
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Published May 10, 2013
by Schlock! Publications.
Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction.