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Abyss & Apex Issue 38: 2nd Quarter 2011 by (Abyss & Apex 26 April 2011 / ) - Abyss & Apex Issue 38: 2nd Quarter 2011
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Table of Contents:
Editorial - A&A Global Community by Wendy S. Delmater
Short Fiction:
Hail to the Victors by Dr. Philip Edward Kaldon
Demonfire Ash by Helen E. Davis
Concrete by Nathaniel Lee
Bots d'Amor by Cat Rambo
Fermi's Plague by C.W. Johnson
Something Wild by Manfred Gabriel
Flash Fiction:
Trans by Paul Rogalus
Mayflower IV by W. Gregory Stewart
(see review)

Analog Science Fiction and Fact - May 2011 - Vol. CXXXI No.5 by (Analog 26 April 2011 / ) - Analog Science Fiction and Fact - May 2011 - Vol. CXXXI No.5

Table of Contents:
Tower of Worlds by Rajnar Vajra
Ellipses by Ron Collins
Blind Spot by Bond Elam
Short Stories:
Boumee and the Apes by Ian McHugh
The Wolf and the Panther Were Lovers by Walter L. Kleine
The Old Man's Best by Bud Sparhawk
Science Fact:
To the Outer Solar System and Beyond: Psycholgical Issues in Deep Space by Nick Kanas, M.D.
Probability Zero:
What I Did on My Summer Vacation by Jerry Oltion
Reader's Departments:
The Editor's Page
In Times to Come
The Alternate View by John G. Cramer
The Reference Library by Don Sakers
Brass Tacks
Upcoming Events by Anthony Lewis
(see review)

Apex Magazine - Issue 23 by (Apex 26 April 2011 / ) - Apex Magazine - Issue 23

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Table of Contents:
Original Fiction: The Eater by Michael J. DeLuca (5097 words)
Original Fiction: Biba Jibun by Eugie Foster (5893 words)
Reprint: The Button Bin by Mike Allen(originally appeared in Helix: Speculative Fiction Quarterly , 2007) (5771 words)
Poetry: Thirteen Principles of Faith by Rose Lemburg
Nonfiction: An Introductory Guide to the Nebula Awards by Michael A. Burstein
Reprint: Ghosts of New York by Jennifer Pelland (originally appeared in the anthology Dark Faith by Apex Publications in 2010) (3674 words)
Submission Guidelines
(see review)

Arcane: Penny Dreadfuls For the 21st Century (Volume 1) by (CreateSpace 01 April 2011 / $7.99) - Arcane, Issue #1, Spring 2011
Penny Dreadfuls For the 21st Century
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Table of Contents:
Editor’s Note by Nathan Shumate
Hazards by Justin Pollock
Darnell Behind Glass by Jeff Crook
The Mine by Jason V. Shayer
Ricky and the Elder Gods by S.M. Williams
Gingerbread and Ashes by Jaelithe Ingold
Dear Management by Tom Wortman
In the Place Where the Tree Falleth by Michael Lutz
Laundry Night by Stephen Hill
Hello Operator by Donny Waagen
Courting the Queen of Sheba by Amanda C. Davis
A Requiem for Tarsenesia by William Knight
The Hole by Rob Errera
(see review)

Asimov's Science Fiction - April/May 2011 - Vol. 35 Nos. 4 & 5 - (Whole Numbers 423 & 424) by (Asimov's 26 April 2011 / ) - Asimov's Science Fiction - April/May 2011 - Vol. 35 Nos. 4 & 5 - (Whole Numbers 423 & 424)

Table of Contents:
The Day the Wires Came Down by Alexander Jablokov
Clockworks by William Preston
A Response from EST17 by Tom Purdom
Becalmed by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Short Stories:
An Empty House With Many Doors by Michael Swanwick
The Homecoming by Mike Resnick
North Shore Friday by Nick Mamatas
The Fnoor Hen by Rudy Rucker
Smoke City by Christopher Barzak
The One That Got Away by Esther M. Friesner
The Flow and Dream by Jack Skillingstead
Religion is Canceled by Danny Adams
Ballad of the Warbots by Jack O'Brien
Monsters of the Stratosphere by Darrell Schweitzer
Garden Fairies by Jane Yolen
Seeking Out Lobe-finned Truths by Robert Frazier
Black Hole by William John Watkins
Editorial: Rose-Tinted Goggles by Sheila Williams
Reflections: More About the Plot Genie by Robert Silverberg
Thought Experiments: Celebrating Isaac by James Gunn
On Books: Urbi et Orbi by Norman Spinrad
The SF Conventional Calendar by Erwin S. Strauss
(see review)

Clarkesworld Magazine Issue 55 by E. Lily Yu (Wyrm Publishing 01 April 2011 / $2.99) - Product Description: This is the April 2011 issue of the Hugo Award-winning semiprozine, Clarkesworld Magazine. This issue features fiction by E. Lily Yu ("The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees") and Erin M. Hartshorn ("Matchmaker"), an interview with John Scalzi, and an article on linguistics and world-building by Brit Mandelo.
(see review)

Fantasy Magazine #49 - April 2011 by John Joseph Adams (Fantasy Magazine 28 April 2011 / ) - Fantasy Magazine #49 - April 2011
Publisher – Sean Wallace
Editor – John Joseph Adams
Managing Editor – Molly Tanzer
Nonfiction Editor – Esther Inglis-Arkell
Audio Editor – Stefan Rudnicki
Webmaster – Jeremiah Tolbert
Assistant Editor – Wendy N. Wagner
Editorial Assitants – T.J. McIntyre, Jennifer Konieczny

Table of Contents:
EditorialMax Bertolini Stories:
Choose Your Own Adventure by Kat Howard (Original, April 4)
The Woman Who Married the Man in the Moon by Peter S. Beagle (Reprint, April 11)
House of Gears by Jonathan L. Howard (Original, April 18)
The Hunter’s Ode to His Bait by Carrie Vaughn (Reprint, April 25)
Author Spotlights:
Kat Howard
Peter S. Beagle
Jonathan L. Howard
Carrie Vaughn
Choosing Our Own Adventures by Molly Tanzer (April 4)
Feature Interview: N.K. Jemisin by Paul Goat Allen (April 11)
A Silver Swan by Genevieve Valentine (April 18)
The Unicorn Tapestries and Other Depictions by Helen Pilinovsky (April 25)
(see review)

Flash Fiction Online – 04/2011 by (Flash Fiction Online 28 April 2011 / ) - Flash Fiction Online – 04/2011
10 Ridgeview Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052

Table of Contents:
In This Issue: Jake Freivald- April Fools
Technically Speaking #4: Bruce Holland Rogers - Make It a Good Lie: Verisimilitude
Flash 4/2011, #1: Michael Aaron - CAPS LOCK and the Ellipsis of Doom
Flash 4/2011, #2: Jakob Drud - Meditation For The Dead
Flash 4/2011, #3: John Wiswell - Sun Belt
Classic Flash #49: Punch, November 11, 1914 - Another Ruined Trade
(see review)

Lightspeed #11 - April 2011 by (Lightspeed 27 April 2011 / ) - Lightspeed #11 - April 2011
Publisher – Sean Wallace
Editor – John Joseph Adams
Managing Editor – Molly Tanzer
Nonfiction Editor – Esther Inglis-Arkell
Audio Editor – Stefan Rudnicki
Webmaster – Jeremiah Tolbert
Assistant Editor – Christie Yant
Assistant Editor – Erin Stocks
Editorial Assitants - Stacey Friedberg, Robyn Lupo

Table of Contents:
All That Touches the Air by An Owomoyela (Original, April 5)
Maneki Neko by Bruce Sterling (Reprint, April 12)
Mama, We Are Zhenya, Your Son by Tom Crosshill (Original, April 19)
Velvet Fields by Anne McCaffrey (Reprint, April 26)
Author Spotlights:
An Owomoyela
Bruce Sterling
Tom Crosshill
Artist Spotlight:
Chris Moore by Erin Stocks
Parasitic Puppet Masters by Wendy Wagner (April 5)
TANSTAAFL: There Ain’t No Such Thing as a Free Lunch by Jeff Lester (April 12)
The Many Worlds Interpretation Theory: Having Your Cake and Eating it Two, and Three, and Four… by Brad Deutsch (April 19)
Feature Interview: Elizabeth Bear by Erin Stocks (April 26)
(see review)

Shimmer – Number 13 by (Shimmer 28 April 2011 / ) - Shimmer – Number 13
PO Box 58591, Salt Lake City, UT 84158-0591
$6/Single Issue - $22/4 issues - $16/4 electronic issues

Table of Contents:
Bullet Oracle Instinct by K.M. Ferebee
Labrusca Cognatus b y Erik T. Johnson
Gutted by L.L. Hannett
Frosty's Lament by Richard Larson
All the Lonely People by E.C. Myers
Haniver by J.J. Irwin
Dogs by Georgina Bruce
Barstone by Stephen Case
A Window, Clears as a Mirror by Ferrett Steinmetz
Four Household Tales by Poor Mojo’s Giant Squid
Artists and Illustrations
Shimmery Staff
(see review)

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction May/June 2011 - Volume 120, No. 5 & 6, Whole No. 695 by (Fantasy & Science Fiction 26 April 2011 / ) - The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction May/June 2011 – Volume 120, No. 5&6, Whole No. 695
This issue has an on-sale date of May 3, 2011

Table of Contents:
Rampion by Alexandra Duncan
The Black Mountain by Albert E. Cowdrey
Music Makers by Kate Wilhelm
Short Stories:
The Final Verse by Chet Williamson
Stock Photos by Robert Reed
Agent of Change by Steven Popkes
Fine Green Dust by Don Webb
Signs of Life by Carter Scholz
Starship Dazzle by Scott Bradfield
The Old Terrologist's Tale by S.L. Gilbow
Altogether Elsewhere, Vast Herds of Reindeer by Ken Liu
The Road Ahead by Robert Reed
Special Feature:
Jesse Francis McComas: The Traveller Returns by Maria E. Alonzo
Editorial by Gordon Van Gelder
Books to Look For by Charles de Lint
Books by Chris Moriarty
Plumage from Pegasus: Building a Readership by Paul Di Filippo
Films: Without a Sting…Or a Thrill by Kathi Maio
Coming Attractions
Competition #81
Curiosities by F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre
Cartoons: Arthur Masear, Bill Long, Danny Shanahan
(see review)

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