January 2015 Table of Contents



heartless-300Original Short Story:

by Krystal Claxton

A woman of power ministers to a broken heart, risking her own in the process.


underworld-300Original Short Story:

by Katherine Mankiller

A teen grapples with dark forces to save the only family he’s ever known.


backlash-300Short Story:

by Nancy Fulda

Eugene Gutierrez has flashbacks from the war, but the real danger is what he doesn’t remember.


corner-soft-300Flash Fiction:
Corner Sofa

by Sarena Ulibarri

Sometimes it takes stepping into someone else’s story to more clearly see your own.


miracle-300Flash Fiction:
The Miracle on Tau Prime

by Alex Shvartsman

Can an alien be touched by God?



The Fan: Empathy, Mutual Wavelengths, Wounded Boys, & Points of View

by Carole McDonnell

Carole reviews The Babadook directed by Jennifer Kent, Dark Skies written and directed by Scott Stewart, In Your Eyes written by Joss Whedon, directed by Brin Hill; Frequencies written and directed by Darren Paul Fisher, and Tokyo Girl directed by Kazuyo Konaka.


The Magic Lantern: Exodus (2014), Birdman (2014)

by Adam-Troy Castro

Adam considers the controversies around Exodus directed by Ridley Scott and Birdman directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu.


Area 51 1/2January: 2015

by Steven Sawicki

Our Alien reviews Thorn Jack, by Katherine Harbour, Pacific Fire, by Greg van Eekhout, Metrophage, by Richard Kadrey, The Witch With No Name, by Kim Harrison, The Wurms of Blearmouth, by Steven Erikson, and Tusk directed by Kevin Smith.

New and Noteworthy Short Genre Fiction: 
January 2015

by Gillian Daniels

Gillian reviews “Never Eat Crow” by Goldie Goldbloom, “No Vera There” by Dominica Phetteplace, “Exit, Pursued by a Bear” by Greer Gilman, “Kenneth: A User’s Manual” by Sam Miller, and “I Can See Right Through You” by Kelly Link.


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