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Issue 44 Volume 05 February 2001


Archives Editorial Serials and Long Fiction Poetry and Filk Music Short Stories Features Series


Dan L. Hollifield

The Senior Editor's usual ravings about whatever…

Serialised stories and Long Fiction

The Case of the Immoral Monster
Guy Hasson
What if your shrink was a telepath?

Occasional Little Wars
Tony Ragas
Jake Morehouse was one hot pilot. That is until the enemy suddenly became more than just an indistinct personification of evil and he was forced down on a remote colony world. Human conflicts pale in comparison to carnivorous aliens.

A Study in Alizarin Crimson Part 1 of 2
Dan L. Hollifield
When Sherlock Holmes is hired to investigate a suspicious man who seems to be planning to burgle the British Museum, the trail of clews leads straight to the mysterious owner of the Mare Inebrium!

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Short Stories

Noel Carroll
On the way home from the International Space Station, a shuttle crew is ordered to investigate a mysterious object in earth orbit.

Last Night's Episode
Shalane L. Weidow
What happens when the thin line between reality and nightmare no longer exists?

Not for You to Decide
Nicholas J. Perry
We know that Merlin loved the sorceress Nimue. What we do not know is why she betrayed him.

Protection of the Fire Gryphon
Elizabeth Gackstetter Nichols
When the walls of Primera fell, Ariana found herself alone, fleeing blindly into the hostile darkness. She had no place to go.

Testament of a Starving Artist
Simon Owens
To be or not to be. That is the question.

The Red Judgment
Mary Musselman
If you think back over the course of your life with its good and bad experiences, which memories would you block out? Karine tried to turn away from the shadows in her mind, only to realize the shadows were taking shape and becoming real.

Where There's a Will…
Ralph Benedetto, Jr.
Sometimes imagination and logic are not mutually exclusive.

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Poetry and Filk Music

Captain Jack and the Mermaid
Meg Davis

Stolen Sphere
Mark Mongrain

The End
Francis C. Parker, Jr.

The Innocent
Christine Smalldone

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Articles and features

Double Wide
Jim Parnell
"Interview with the Jasper"
WARNING: Contains Language.

Dan Hollifield reviews:
"Frankenstein: The Dawning and the Passing, a Sequel"
— The new novel by Mario Marcel Salas, a classic Gothic Horror style tale. Both a loving study of, and a tribute to the Mary Shelly original and its period.

The Listening Room
Rob Wynne
Rob Wynne gives a listen to the 20th Anniversary CD Release of Meg Davis's "Captain Jack and the Mermaid"

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