‘The Tears of Lakshmi’ by Ian James

"Possibly it had occurred to him that the colossal significance of that light had now vanished forever. Compared to the great distance that had separated him from Daisy it had seemed very near to her, almost touching her. It had seemed as close as a star to the moon. Now it was again a green … Continue reading ‘The Tears of Lakshmi’ by Ian James

Book: For Fans of ‘The Twilight Zone’

Author Martin Grams, Jr. has published "The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic", an 800-pager that contains not only episode details for even the most earnest fans but also plot synopses that should be of interest to writers of SF/Fantasay/Horror. "There is plenty of material about sci-fi stories that were considered for … Continue reading Book: For Fans of ‘The Twilight Zone’

‘The End of the Cycle’ by Thomas George

I was going back again, but this time would be the last. I don’t know how many times I’ve gone back, only ever really managing to remember the last two. Time plays tricks on the mind. I laughed at the irony. Explosions from outside the complex shook the room. I switched on the machine and … Continue reading ‘The End of the Cycle’ by Thomas George

‘Xavier’s X-ray’ by Kristan Ginther

Before putting the X-ray on the market for copious amounts of money, Xavier could not wait to try it out on himself. What secrets or inspirations lurked below the surface? He imagined that his soul was a stately jazz musician. Or, he thought, his soul could be that of a Labrador Retriever – smart, steady, … Continue reading ‘Xavier’s X-ray’ by Kristan Ginther

‘A Child’s Voice’ by Darren Joy

Madmen know. They shout it in the streets and in the fields but go unnoticed. Those dying know. They whisper it with their last breath but no one understands. The dead know. They touch the living in warning, passing silently over what were once their homes, yet go unheeded. And I know, though I no … Continue reading ‘A Child’s Voice’ by Darren Joy

‘Three Tears’ by Shaun Haiste

Portentia Clarke looked out the window and watched the cameraman struggle to get his legs into the contamination suit; he was a heavier man, and the producer and tech crew were helping out. It was five in the morning, and they weren't scheduled to begin until after nine. Four hours of preparation, all for their … Continue reading ‘Three Tears’ by Shaun Haiste

‘Into Exo: A Review of Oz’s New Sub-label’ by Brandon Myers

The owner of Ozymandias has just gone over the edge of the horizon, and we love it. With OzymExo, he’s taken his well-established outlandish obscurantism and gotten rid of the landish. OE’s virgin catalog is pure weird candy for the unhinged and the mutated. I promise you -- heavy rotation at Bebe Monster and Monkey … Continue reading ‘Into Exo: A Review of Oz’s New Sub-label’ by Brandon Myers