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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
  • Yoon Ha Lee
  • Sherry D. Ramsey
  • Rena Saimoto
  • Paula Stiles


  • Marti McKenna
  • Bridget McKenna


  • Geb Brown

Publisher: Bluejack

April, 2009 (Vol. VI: #4)


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Signals 19

Looking at attitude as the most important tool for handling economic woes.

Parallax: The Obversion

or, Numinous in the Shower

If you don't believe religion will guarantee your immortality, should you then put your faith in techology?


Who? Fantômas!

The Villain That Time Forgot

Who is a master of deception and disguise, spreads terror through the streets of Paris, and inspires generations of comic villains and heroes in a single bound? C'est Fantomas!


Real Aliens Don't Ask Directions

Maybe we're not as important to the space-dwellers as we think we are.

What Gene Wolfe Expects of His Readers

The Urth of the New Sun as an Answer to Mysteries in The Book of the New Sun

Book 5 of the classic tetrology is revealed as a secret decoder ring.


Humanizing the Impossible

Finding Creatures and Other Stories, by Casey June Wolf

Richly detailed fantasies by a new Canadian short fiction writer.

The Brightness of the Possible

Review of Cyberabad Days by Ian McDonald

Youthful characters take on the challenges of an ancient, weary world.

Metropolis Squared

A Review of The City & The City by China Miéville

In which not a single monster appears.

Short Fiction, April 2009

Life beyond the big three.