I'm very excited to say that the Kickstarter for our first ever print anthology has been funded, and is in the process of printing! If you didn't get in on the Kickstarter, the book will be available for purchase at the end of November. Thank you to everyone who helped make this project a reality!
It's been a while, but we're back with an incredible 7-story issue! I really appreciate your continued support after the switch to the new semiannual schedule. This issue starts with James Rowland's "Top of Show", a metastory about the art of creating stories (5948 words). Our second story is "Targeted Behavior" by J.D. Moyer. In it, someone wants the homeless to leave San Francisco. A young girl has other ideas. (4600 words). The third story this issue, Adam R. Shannon's "Redaction," is a story about medics who use technology to deal (or not deal) with their own traumatic experiences (4953 words). Next we have "Cold Draft" by John Derderian. This is a short one about how a radical politically motivated law surprises a teenage boy (2900 words). Our fifth story is "Dreams of the Rocket Man" by C. Stuart Hardwick. This is a beautiful reprinted story about a child learning rocketry from an enthusiastic mentor (7600 words). Story number six, "Driving Force" by Tom Jolly, is the shortest of the lot. In the future, AIs may not only be tasked with driving (1300 words). Our final story is "Don't Play the Blues", by Bruce Golden. A musician wrestles with experiences from his military days (6040 words).
On a personal note, I'm very happy to say that my 3-week-old daughter is healthy and happy! I'm watching her sleep as I write this, and I'm hoping that she'll read this issue someday.
Thank you so much for your support — the magazine couldn't exist without readers like you.
Take care my friends,
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