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Issue 51 Volume 05 September 2001


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Dan L. Hollifield

The Senior Editor's usual ravings about whatever…

Serialised stories and Long Fiction

Guy Hasson
Thirteen-year-old Glynis Hatch, born 2006, searches for her past. Only to discover secrets heaped upon secrets — and all of them have to do with her conception.

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Short Stories

At the Tower of Dragons
Mark R. Knight
Lore the Barbarian doesn't like cruelty to animals. Especially dragons. He'd do everything in his power to make Gizznad the Wizard see the error of his ways.

Get Me Off This Planet
Shalane L. Weidow
The typical K-trill native is a hive mind, consisting of flocks of up to one hundred bird-like creatures averaging a meter in height, each of which looks as if a lonely peacock had gotten romantically and genetically intertwined with a squid… A writer's challenge 2 story

Sisyphus Content
Umut Topcuoglu
The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy…Albert Camus.

Skul Dazz
Patick P. Diorio
Only the strongest, the smartest, and the most fit will make it to skul.

The Days of Our Vikings
Fred Harvey
Of all the booty Aslak brought back from his voyage, he wanted for himself only the woman Saleela.

The Lollygaggers
L. Joseph Shosty
Here is a tale in the tradition of Ray Bradbury.

The Machines of Destiny
Raymond DiFronzo
From their secret base under the ice of Europa, Shield wages a desperate struggle to free Earth from a tyrannical government.

The Not So Hero
Julie Winningham
Legends arise from humble beginnings.

The Persecutor
By Peter Bergman, Jr.
Jon Sol did not consider himself an assassin. He considered himself a patriot.

McCamy Taylor
Tolkien ended his trilogy with "The Return of the King". In this story, the king's return is only the beginning. A fantasy with political implications.

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Poetry and Filk Music

Ghost Wind
By Teri Wachowiak

Michael Fantina

The New StarBlazers Battle Theme
Nick Pollotta

There Was A…
Ian Albright

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Articles and features

Dan Hollifield reviews:
"An Alien World"

The new novel by David Kerr. The Aliens contacted Earth in hope of peaceful commerce. But they never expected humans to be so strange!

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