In issue 2, things come in pairs
We have two offerings from JJ Lee, the acclaimed author of The Measure of a Man: the Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit. “Built to Love” is a satiric and chilling sci-fi tale, and it comes with a fabulous painted cover by JJ.
“JJ Lee’s “Built to Love” was so good! I really liked his book Measure of a Man – this is completely different but just as intriguing. The whole issue was a joy to read, and a lot of the stories you can read in spare moments. Good and pulpy.” – Amanda
- Two very different stories of the undead in the Old West and the New: “Mercer’s Ghost” by Milo James Fowler and “Not Dying in Central Texas” by Sarah Pinsker.
“[‘Not Dying in Central Texas’ is] unbelievably refreshing, touching, and beautiful.” – Alex Ristea
- Two stories that take you literally to the edge: “Falling” a cautionary paranormal adventure into temptation by Angela Dorsey, and the beautiful, heartrending “Poor Thing” by KM Vaghela.
- A pair of stories about couples, and third wheels that bring them back together: “The Tun” by Trevor Shikaze, and the aptly named “Double or Nothing” by Jacqui Hartwood.
- Two takes on inspiration: “Techne” by EL Firestine, and “The Capture of the Muse” by Susan Pieters.
“[Capture of the Muse is] powerful, poignant, beautifully crafted and the multi-layered . . . Lovely work,” – Jacqui Hartwood
- A double length excerpt of Allaigna’s Song by JM Landels.
- And finally you’ll meet the improbable heroic duo of a witch and her goat in an excerpt of Tatterhood, the brand new graphic novel from the ludicrously talented Kris Sayer.
Issue 2, Spring 2014