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Final Staff

Stacey Janssen

Managing Editor:
Dave Noonan


  • Mishell Baker
  • Bluejack
  • Amy Goldschlager
  • Emily Lupton
  • R. K. MacPherson
  • Scott James Magner
  • Robin Shantz

Copy Editors

  • Sarah L. Edwards
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  • Sherry D. Ramsey
  • Rena Saimoto
  • Paula Stiles


  • Marti McKenna
  • Bridget McKenna


  • Geb Brown

Publisher: Bluejack

September, 2005 (Vol. II: #8)


History and Grace

and preparing for disaster

Be Prepared - please.


Nebula Birthplace or Refiner's Fire

A Look at the Clarions and Internet-Based Writing Workshops

What is it about these workshops that make a writer successful?


Approaching Genre

We are, and perhaps always have been, a schizophrenic lot when it comes to our self-definition.

Sub-Genre Spotlight

Fantastic Revisions

An Introduction to Fantastic Adventure History

A look at the alternatives.


Worms Crawling Through the Apple

Disch’s Bleak Vision in Two Early New Wave Novels

Harsh but rewarding, early Disch is unjustly overlooked.


A Laser Tag Memoir

Laser Tag - the way it was meant to be.

Back to SF School

Speculative Education at the Movies

The metaphor of longing for a challenge.


The Prodigal Troll by Charles Coleman Finlay

Raised by trolls, a young human returns to his (satirically skewered) birthright.

Essential SF: A Concise Guide by Jonathan Cowie and Tony Chester

An overview of SF for new readers and longtime fans

Accelerando by Charles Stross

Stross dives headlong into the singularity and our posthuman future.

FOOP! by Chris Genoa

Time travel and absurd humor collide

The Manor by Scott Nicholson

The Dark Side of Creativity

Breathing life and death into the haunted house tale.

Short Fiction Reviews, August 2005

Bluejack ponders the short stories that really matter.