Mysteries, monsters, and myths are all the rage in this issue, guarded by Britt-Lise Newstead’s fierce cover girl in ‘She Doesn’t Know She’s Small’.
- Follow Hue de Paien, the High Constable whose detective work could cost him more than just his knees in Carol Berg’s ‘Uncanonical Murder’;
“Berg’s world, redolent of medieval France, is populated with living, breathing characters. … it’s clear the depth of thought she has brought to her creation. Her prose is clear and uncluttered. ‘Uncanonical Murder’ is also a decent mystery, something I’ve seen too many sci-fi and fantasy writers forget to succeed at.” – Fletcher Vredenburgh, Black Gate
- Meet Moishe Cohen, self-appointed vampire-slayer in Gregg Chamberlain’s ‘Monster Hunter’;
- Rejoin our favourite octogenarian sleuth Stella Ryman as she tracks down ‘The Thief Called Edge’, by Mel Anastasiou;
- Discover the difference between beast and human in Sarina Bosco’s haunting fairy tale interpretation, ‘Soul Making’;
- Find out from Susan Pieters how to rid yourself of the ‘Five Finger Blade’ — and why you may not want to;
- Read between the lines in Andrea Lewis’s ‘Vellum’, and reveal the identity of the mysterious visitor in Stephen Case’s ‘Two Twenty-Two’;
- Find truths in fabricated fairy tales and myths with the winners of our Raven contest, Emily Linstrom’s ‘Black Blizzard’ and PE Bolivar’s ‘The Lament for iCarus’.
- Uncover a haunting past in Kris Sayer’s short comic, ‘Where her Armour was Weakest’.
- Finally, unravel more secrets of Allaigna’s heritage in the penultimate installment of Allaigna’s Song: Overture.