Nth Zine Mar/Apr 2010 Issue 4
Edited by Michael D. Pederson
Cover Artist: Alan Beck
Review by Sam Tomaino
Date: 25 March 2010
Links: Nth Zine / Pub Info / Table of Contents /
The March/April 2010 issue Nth Zine is the fourth issue of that magazine and it’s a good one.
The fiction begins with "Old Soldiers Never Die" by Robert E. Waters. In the fantasy world of this story, that is all too real. Two armies were at war for decades and many lives were lost. The God Jeshok, Lord of All, commanded them to stop but they would not. So, he cursed them by burying them up to their heads in the ground. For 200 years, they have lived like that. They cannot die. A young girl has made friends with one of the captains and finds out his brother is a captain in the other army. She wants to bring them together. All this combines for a nice little story.
"Trademark: A Tragedy™" by Scott D. Conn is a hilarious story about the legal need for that Trademark Symbol™! Three lawyers invade a hardware store to accuse a stock boy of trademark infractions and things get crazier from there.
"Sissy the Vampire Hummingbird Slayer" by Helen Lloyd Montgomery is just what it says. A young woman battles blood-sucking hummingbirds. This, too, was an amusing story.
Nth Zine continues to be a good mix of fiction, mostly pretty light, and other features, you can get a free PDF of it by going to website (listed in links section) and I recommend you do just that.