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Stacey Janssen

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Dave Noonan


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Publisher: Bluejack

May, 2009 (Vol. VI: #5)


New Homes

The office moves on, as do others.


Ken Rand (1946-2009)

A close friend remembers this great writer as a great man.


Partners in Wonder

An Interview with Steve and Melanie Tem

How this husband-and-wife team dealt with the loss of a child through their work.

Hugos, Stories, and the odd Mechanical Man

An Interview with Jay Lake

The one-man-word-machine talks about METAtropolis, writing, and post-cancer life.


Signals 20

Contemplating the rarity of the very long career.

Sneezing Your Way Through Selection

Or, Sex and the Single Bug

How ignoring science could destroy the world.


On The Hobbit

Tolkien challenges the definition and function of the "Fairy Tale."


Thought Love

The Invention of Everything Else by Samantha Hunt

Nikola Tesla demonstrates that any sufficiently wonderful magic is indistinguishable from technology.

Visible Empire of Ascending Scholes

Review of Long Walks, Last Flights, and Other Strange Journeys by Ken Scholes

Putting old characters in new settings works for this rising author—in most cases.

With Cautious Anticipation

A review of You Might Sleep... by Nick Mamatas

You'll wonder what you got yourself into.

Short Fiction, May 2009

Winners this month include Interzone, Clarkesworld, and Fantasy Magazine.