Posts Tagged "issue 39"

Mighty Axes and Beer-Soaked Beards: The Portrayal of Dwarves in Fantasy

by on Aug 7, 2012 in Nonfiction | 20 comments

By Jim C. Hines I’ve read and loved countless books over my lifetime, but few have been as important or influential as the one sitting on my desk as I write this article: the Dungeons and Dragons Players Handbook. (The 3.5 edition, for those of you who must know.) I’ve been playing this...

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Waiting for Beauty

by on Aug 7, 2012 in Short Fiction | 8 comments

He wakes before dawn to prepare her breakfast. The spoons and pot-handles are clumsy in his curving claws, but the servants all left long ago, and so he has learned to make do. The breakfast is not what he would wish it to be; getting supplies is difficult these days. He found two eggs...

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Murdered Sleep

by on Aug 7, 2012 in Short Fiction | 3 comments

By Kat Howard Kora had heard the rumors. They were everywhere that fall, blown on the wind along with the golden fans of fallen ginkgo leaves. Everyone claimed to know someone who had been invited, though Kora spoke to no one who had attended. People told stories of masks and decadence,...

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Armless Maidens of the American West

by on Aug 7, 2012 in Short Fiction | 23 comments

The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror (Paula Guran) selection, 2013 2,300 Words There’s an armless maiden in the woods beyond the house. She doesn’t wail or weep the way you’d think a ghost or a grieving girl would. Her footsteps are heavy—sometimes she loses her balance—but...

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An Interview with Genevieve Valentine

by on Aug 7, 2012 in Interviews | 0 comments

By Maggie Slater Genevieve Valentine has long been entertaining us with her self-inflicted viewings of terrible movies and the consequent reviews. She also writes some fine nonfiction and has become quite a popular blogger. Her first novel, Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti, is...

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