Tuesday, March 5, 2013
• At The Colored Lens: "Eight of Swords – Part 1" by Darja Malcolm-Clarke. Slipstream.
"The sound of the approaching helicopter smacked into the side of the building like shot puts. Emily lowered her spray can from where she was anxiously tagging the face of the alley wall and gazed up to the narrow band of ragged sky between buildings. The military helicopter flashed into view—a CH-64 Chinook, gray with two rotors on top, enormous and unnerving."
• At Daily Science Fiction: "The Small Print" by Amy McLane.
"Nobody can do what I do. That's why they come to me. And I do what I do because I got to eat like everyone else. But I hate seeing one like her walking in here."
• At Weird Fiction Review: "Where Dead Men Go To Dream" by A.C. Wise,
"Merrin was gone, probably dead. Probably. But he didn’t know for sure. All he knew was that she’d disappeared into the night and it was his fault. None of the usual avenues had turned up any trace of her. If he wanted answers … if … then madness or not, it had to be dreams and the woman who sold them."
• At World SF Blog: “Eternal Return” by Rodolfo Martínez.
"And, suddenly, everything began to shake, as if the plane had entered a zone of turbulence. The stewardess stopped and looked up. Stephen saw the horror spread across her face and realized it was time."
• At 365 Tomorrows: "Long Voyage" by Duncan Shields. Science Fiction.
• At Protecting Project Pulp: “The Hounds of Tindalos” by Frank Belknap Long, Jr.,
“It was used centuries ago by Chinese alchemists, but it is virtually unknown in the West. It’s occult properties are amazing. With its aid and the aid of my mathematical knowledge I believe that I can go back through time.” - First published in Weird Tales, July, 1937.