November-December 2015 Table of Contents



bright-300Original Short Story:
A Girl Named Bright

by Veronica Viscardi

And you think daylight savings causes problem.


exit-300wOriginal Flash Fiction:
Elements of a Successful Exit Broadcast

by Stewart C. Baker

Never underestimate the importance of making a good last impression.


cola-300wShort Story:
Drink and the Devil

by Kelly McCullough

A dance with death within the pause that refreshes.


life-300wShort Story:
In Another Life

by Kelly Sandoval

In all possible worlds, the heart wants what the heart wants.


plastic-trees-300Flash Fiction:
Real Plastic Trees

by Erica L. Satifka

Will humanity be welcome in its own future?



fan-200Reviews: The Fan:
Serendipity, Lucky Breaks, and Ill-Advised Choices

by Carole McDonnell

Carole McDonnell’s reviews include the CBS/Netflix series Zoo based on the novel by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge, The Surprising Imagination of C S Lewis — An Introduction, by Jerry Root and Mark Neal, the US film The Brass Teapot (2013), written by Ramaa and directed by Ramaa Mosley, and the coloring book, The Time Chamber by Daria Song.


adam-200Reviews: The Magic Lantern: 
Getting to Know You

by Adam-Troy Castro

Adam-Troy Castro celebrates the characters at the heart of enduring genre franchises. The ones that hold together over time, the ones who get reinvented, and the ones that aren’t really characters at all. Kirk, Holmes and Chewbacca emote under the microscope.

area51-200Reviews: Area 51 1/2
November-December 2015

by Steven Sawicki

Our resident Alien reviews The Exile by C. T. Adams, The Quick by Lauren Owen, Zero World by Jason M. Hough, Lightless by C. A, Higgens, Blood Infernal by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell, and the viral video Selfie From Hell, made by Meelah Adams, written and directed by Erdal Ceylan.

gillian-200Reviews: New & Noteworthy Short Genre Fiction: 
November-December 2015

by Gillian Daniels

Gillian Daniels reviews “Hundred Eye” by Yukimi Ogawa,  “The Closest Thing to Animals” by Sofia Samatar “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers” by Alyssa Wong from Nightmare Magazine: Queers Destroy Horror! Special Issue, and “When Two Swordsmen Meet” by Ellen Kushner.

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