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Dan L. Hollifield

The Senior Editor's usual ravings about whatever…

Serialised stories and Long Fiction

WDPS Part 2 (of 2)
Ray Griffiths
The year is 2550 and mankind is in decline. Well, more in decline than usual. Edgar Connell, however, is not inclined to be in decline at all. His job is Euro-Security and Euro-Security has sent him to the domed city of Exeter to discover the reasons for its lack of communication and apparent lifelessness. Connell discovers the reasons are chilling.

Whose Sword Is It, Anyway? Part 1 (of 5)
Ralph Benedetto, Jr.
The College of Ru'aath has turned out the keenest swordsman, the ablest spell casters and the finest musicians of the age. That's probably why Caitlin, Mal and Rivenbark got kicked out.

Alex Young
Pacelac is a dwarf known throughout his world, feared and admired as one of the greatest warriors of his age. His adventures and mercenary exploits are the stuff of legend. But does this hardened adventurer have what it takes to escort a marked young girl to her new home? And what's with the pink armour?

Shiva Jones
McCamy Taylor
Old City is home to the vagrants, to the poor... and to some of the most powerful magicians in the area. But a mysterious contestant at a 'magic slam' and a series of dark occurrences point to something more sinister moving into the neighbourhood.

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Short Stories

George M. Scott
To believe or not to believe. That is the question Professor Laurie Dickinson must answer if she is to save her life.

Go Forth And Multiply
Stephen Thompson
The end of the world was an exciting time for a seven-year-old. It would have been a lot of fun, if his best friend wasn't dying.

Jamie Reborn
Larry Ayres
You may cling to life to the very end, but if you have faith, you may take a leap into the cold, cold dark.

ReCycled Hero
Hell opened up and spat out a hero. A Writer's Challenge II Story.

Paul Gibson
The aliens were everywhere, and the human race was finished. Nevertheless, the 22nd Ohio Resistance Company had one final mission to perform.

The Agreement
Terry Bramlett
Love and commitment bind us together, without regard to tribulation, circumstance or age.

The Aldis Mission
Ralph Benedetto, Jr.
Campbell Reese discovers new meanings of justice.

The End of the Road
Iain McWilliam
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

The Horseman
Jolene Lau
Do you see him? Do you see the story? Do you see anything? It seems to me I am trying to tell you a dream—making a vain attempt, because no relation of a dream can convey the dream sensation, that commingling of absurdity, surprise, and bewilderment…that notion of being captured by the incredible which is of the very essence of dreams… —Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness.

The New Guy
Daniel F. Beaupré
Here is a tale of one man who refused to accept the inevitable.

The Opium of the People
J. Alan Erwine
You can hide, or you can run. For Albert Silverberg, it may already be too late.

There's No Business Like Snow's Business
Craig Cornwell
Hercules, A mythical Bull and a legendary task, all add up to a very strange case for Snow Spackman, the world's finest wise-cracking detective. You got a problem, who ya gonna call?

Liar's Bar
Iain Muir
From the dizzying height of her full 5’2", the waitress, an earth mother figure in a peasant blouse and gypsy skirts, looked down at the heap of lace and embroidery on the floor. Hooped gold earrings peered out from under her dark curled hair. She was carrying four two-litre beer steins easily in each hand. She nudged his head with one slippered foot…

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Poetry and Filk Music

Sven Klopping

The Blonde
Mike Rasmussen

The Physics Of Love
Kate Thornton

The Roofs of Tara
Iain Muir

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Articles and features

The Listening Room
Rob Wynne
Rob Wynne gives a spin to Bob Kanefsky's new album of parodies, Roundworm

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