May-June 2015 Table of Contents



little-fox-300Original Short Story:
Little Fox

by Amy Griswold

Where oh where has Marissa’s clone sister gone?


side-of-time-300Original Flash Fiction:
This Side of Time

by Sarah Grey

For fifteen year-old Emily, the future is serious business.


The Stone Man

by Sarah Totton

A little fear can be a very good thing.


underworld-300wShort Story:
Herbert Hutchinson in the Underworld

by Bruce Coville

Some choices are more important than life and death.


icarus-300Short Story:
Icarus Falls

by Alex Shvartsman

An explorer pays an unforgettable price for the stars.



The Fan: Ramifications of Imagination,
Casting the World Aside

by Carole McDonnell

Carole McDonnell’s reviews Beyond (2014), directed by Joseph Baker, Webjunkie (2013), directed by Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia, After the Dark (2013-14), directed by John Huddles, the documentary The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2014), directed by Mami Sunada, and Wolfcop (2014), written and directed by Lowell Dean.


The Magic Lantern:
Of Plan Nine and other things

by Adam-Troy Castro

Adam-Troy Castro discusses why Ed Wood’s notorious Plan Nine from Outer Space (1959) isn’t really the worst movie ever made, and discusses some other contenders that while vile, probably aren’t either: including Manos, Hands of Fate, and the horror that is the film Horror (2003). Honeymoon (2014), Housebound (2014) and Predestination (2015) are also discussed, in a not the worst kind-of-way.

Area 51 1/2
May 2015

by Steven Sawicki

Our resident Alien considers A Darkling Sea by James L. Cambias, Count to a Trillion by John C. Wright, The Blood Gospel by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell, Impulse by Dave Barra, and The Mercury Men, written and Directed by Chris Preksta,

New & Noteworthy Short Genre Fiction
May 2015

by Gillian Daniels

Gillian Daniels reviews “Those” by Sofia Samatar, “Thousandfurs, Or The King Who Wanted To Marry His Daughter” by Mallory Ortberg, “To Preserve Humankind” by Christina Nordlander, and “Let Baser Things Devise” by Berrien C. Henderson.


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