Thursday, August 1, 2013

Now Posted Crossed Genres and Heroic Fantasy Quarterly

Two good free eZines! If you prefer science fiction, read Crossed Genres first; if you prefer fantasy, read Heroic Fantasy Quarterly first. If you love them both, you may be as cool as I am.  Even more to come. [Art from Heroic Fantasy Quarterly]

Now Posted: Crossed Genres - August 2013.
• "Touch of Tides" by Luna Lindsey. Science Fiction.
     "I swim with no light, artificial or natural. A solid ice shell, seven kilometers thick, floats above me in this single ocean that covers the entire moon of Europa. All I can hear is liquid gurgling in my ears and I taste residual salt that leaks in around my gill breather."
• "Suits and Hammers" by Michael Ben Silva III. Science Fiction. 
     "But I knew them from the sorts of stories where people spend their time in virtual reality, wearing sophisticated suits stitched with sensors and servos to give weight to the online world, so they could feel and be felt by things that weren’t in the room before they plugged in. It was physical interaction without all the fear of awkward mistiming: handshakes with an off-switch."
• "The Nest" by DeAnna Knippling. Science Fiction. 
      "As she trotted toward the end of the alley, a small, dark-colored bird flew out of the awning covering one of the doors between two scooters, and she threw up her stalks to protect her face. The bird flapped against her jaddri twice, then flew back under the eaves. It must be protecting its nest."

Now Posted: Heroic Fantasy Quarterly #17
• "A Whisper in Ashes" by Charles Gramlich. Fantasy. Sword & Sorcery.
      "A wanderer from the north is embroiled in the affairs of Jarls and monsters in this short tale. Read it. Ja!"

• "The Nature of Demons" by J. Kathleen Cheney. Fantasy. Sword & Sorcery.
     "Bizarre deaths. An educated demon-hunter. A superstitious tribesman as guide. Who’s smarter? And who can ever know their true self?"

• "Jiro" by Peter Fugazzotto. Fantasy. Sword & Sorcery.
     "Appearances can be deceiving, but perhaps clothes make the man? An excellent tale set in feudal Japan. Fast-paced action and not to be missed!"

• "Don Quixote’s Quandary" by Colleen Anderson. Poem
• "The Death of Conwynn the Wild-Eyed" by Colin Heintze. Poem.

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