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Apex Magazine Issue 61, June 2014 (magazine review).

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Apex Magazine Issue 61, June 2014 (magazine review).

‘Apex Magazine Issue 61’ keeps with the usual format of short stories, poetry, interviews and a non-fiction piece. There is also Resolute: Notes from the Editor-in-Chief section, penned once again by Sigrid Ellis. For once, I thought this was a good piece as Ellis explains why he had included items but was dismayed to read […]

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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 25 no. 4 # 95 (magazine review).

May 2, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 25 no. 4 # 95 (magazine review).

This issue of ‘On Spec’ features two post-apocalypse stories, two sad stories and a pair of lightly amusing fantasy tales. First up is ‘When Soft Voices Die’ by Harding Young. In a city full of people sick and dying of a new influenza bug, Perry finds two pretty girls with a nice apartment and food. […]

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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 25 no. 3 # 94 (magazine review).

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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 25 no. 3 # 94 (magazine review).

Here be stories. ‘Last Stand At Catesby’s Books’ starts with a chap with a rifle squatting by a pile of books, waiting to shoot. Dallas 1963? No, Catesby’s Books, an independent store in the middle of a city. Modernisers want to close it, use e-readers and save trees. The staff are prepared to defend paper […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction May/Jun 2014 Volume 126 # 713 (magazine review).

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction May/Jun 2014 Volume 126 # 713 (magazine review).

This month’s lead novella is ‘Bartleby The Scavenger’ by Katie Boyer. As ‘Bartleby The Scrivener’ by Herman Melville is one of my favourite classic stories, I was intrigued by the title. This is set in the USA after a disaster of some sort. Bombs were dropped and the small town of Brook has withdrawn into […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Mar/Apr 2014 Volume 126 # 713 (magazine review).

February 26, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Mar/Apr 2014 Volume 126 # 713 (magazine review).

As well as the informative ‘Departments’ there are loads of stories in ‘The Magazine of Fantasy And Science Fiction’, divided on the contents page, as usual, into novella, novelette and short stories. Arbitrarily, I will section them into Science Fiction, fun and fantasy. These categories are not mutually exclusive. This month’s novella is ‘The Lightness […]

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Albedo One # 44 (magazine review).

February 20, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Albedo One # 44 (magazine review).

I haven’t read ‘Albedo One’ for some time and having looked at the Kindle version of number 44, I was once again able to enjoy the good fiction this publication has to offer. Coming from Ireland, the stories do possess a certain poetic charm that you can only find from this location. You have to […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Jan- Feb Volume 126 # 711 (magazine review).

December 29, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Jan- Feb Volume 126 # 711 (magazine review).

A new year and a new issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ with which to celebrate it. Hurrah! The first thing I scanned was ‘The Via Panisperna Boys In “Operation Harmony”’, co-authored by Claudio Chillemi and Paul Di Filippo, two fellows clearly not frightened by quotation marks. Unless Germany invaded Czechoslovakia in […]

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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 24 no. 2 # 93 (magazine review).

December 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 24 no. 2  # 93 (magazine review).

On Spec # 93 has an interview with ‘the most decorated writer in the Science Fiction and fantasy genre’. She has won eleven Hugo awards, Seven Nebula awards, four Locus awards and the John W. Campbell Memorial award. Her name is Connie Willis and I’ve never heard of her before! It’s a big field now. […]

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Apex Magazine Issue 54, November 2013 (magazine review).

November 15, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Apex Magazine Issue 54, November 2013 (magazine review).

I’m always prepared to accept that magazines will be a mixed bag of content as they have to cater for as large an audience as possible. Some items will hit the mark for me and some will miss completely. As it happens, the first story item ‘Recordings Of A More Personal Nature’ by Bogi Takács […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Nov/Dec 2013 Volume 125 # 710 (magazine review).

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Nov/Dec 2013 Volume 125 # 710 (magazine review).

Ask a politician a question nowadays and he’ll tell you what he’s focusing on and what he’s focusing on won’t be the subject of the question. It goes without saying that ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy And Science Fiction’ contains interesting non-fiction articles and book reviews but what I’m focusing on is the stories. The big […]

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