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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

July, 2009 (Vol. VI: #7)


Tropical Awards and Upcoming Issues

In which I fail to wear a Hawaiian shirt.


The Man Who Didn't Need to Walk on the Moon

J. G. Ballard and "The Vanished Age of Space"

Space travel isn't as cool as the kids say it is.

What's Louder than Noise?

Signals 22

How can a modern novel rise up out of the Noise and be noticed?


Hearing the Music

A technique to try when the pen has run out of good words.


Of Alternate Nineteenth Centuries

The Enduring Appeal of Steampunk

There's more to this oddball sub-genre than you might think.

Cinemapathic Science Fiction

Tarkovsky, Solaris, and Stalker

Difficult, confusing, and frustrating doesn't begin to describe it. That's why it's a classic. A RUSSIAN classic.


What is Lost, What Remains

Review of Far North by Marcel Theroux

A coy (but not a cozy) post-apocalyptic tale.

Reality in Balance

Review of City Without End by Kay Kenyon

Skillfully woven themes in reifying skeins.

Short Fiction, July 2009

Two more zines will close, but all is not doom and gloom.