March 2015 Table of Contents



red-string-300Original Flash Fiction:
Red String

by Cassandra Khaw

Will Mrs. Ong continue to rebuff her persistent mortician admirer?


every-year-300Original Flash Fiction:
One For Every Year

by Dawn Vogel

Sometimes, a picture is worth much more than a thousand words.


investment-300Flash Fiction:

by Simon Kewin

Civilization depends on the ethics of shrewd businesspeople. What could possibly go wrong?


extraction-300Flash Fiction:

by Rebecca Roland

The difficult decisions with memories too painful to keep, but too precious to lose.


cage-300Flash Fiction:
The Filigreed Cage

by Krystal Claxton

A future where free will is regulated by alien Overseers.



Then, Now, and Female Rescuers

by Carole McDonnell

Carole looks at stories which juxtapose the past and the future, the then and the now…and female rescuers, including Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee, The Secrets of Life and Death by Rebecca Alexander, Saving Lucas Biggs by Marisa de los Santos and David Teague, and Avalon (2001) directed by Mamoru Oshii.


The Magic Lantern:
Fixing The 27th Day

by Adam-Troy Castro

Adam explores and reimagines the not-quite-classic SF film The 27th Day and in so doing, talks about what science fiction film often do best, if sometimes clumsily, asking and answering big questions about the human condition.


Area 51 1/2
March 2015

by Steven Sawicki

Our Alien reviews Black Dog by Caitlin Kittredge, Echo 8 by Sharon Lynn Fisher, Harrison Squared by Daryl Gregory, On Her Majesty’s Behalf by Joseph Massise, Old Venus edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, and Still by the Chronicle Factory, a Web based series produced by Jonathan Holbrook.

New & Noteworthy Short Genre Fiction: 
March 2015

by Gillian Daniels

Gillian reviews “The Half Dark Promise” by Malon Edwards, “And You Shall Know Her By the Trail of Dead” by Brooke Bolander, “Military Secrets” by Kit Reed, “Medu” by Lisa Bolekaja, and “Black Dog” by Neil Gaiman.


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