New Genre - Winter 2006
New Genre Zine ISBN/ITEM#: NGWINT2006
Date: December 2006 /
New Genre – Winter 2006 – Volume i Number iv - $8.00
Table of Contents: Essays: Suffer Horror by Adam Golaski * Named But Not Defined by Jeff Paris Fiction: Bink is Luv by Jan Wildt * Three Views from Deir el-Medina by Paul A. Gilster * The Last to be Found by Christopher Harman * Thrown by Don Tumasonis Contributor's Notes: Winner of the Second Annual Louise Laffin Competition * Third Annual Louise Laffin Competition
This is the first issue of New Genre that I've read and I did not know what to expect. This is a very slickly produced small press magazine which has two science fiction stories & two horror stories written in a variety of styles. I found all the stories Very Good and was very pleased with reading it.
"Bink is Luv" by Jan Wildt is the most experimental of the stories and Wildt really makes it work. Binky is a artificially created pop star that connects herself with real girls. We get a story of her and her current flesh form that is truly interesting. This takes a lot of chances and definitely pays off. Paul A. Gilster's "Three Views from Deir el-Medina" refers to a town near the Valley of Kings in Egypt. The lead character is a man supervising a deep space probe and his wife who is apparently recovering from ALS. Again, we get a nice little character study well worth reading.
"The Last To Be Found" by Christopher Hauman starts as a cozy little ghost story involving a child hiding in a wardrobe and his encounter with a ghost. But things take a much scarier turn in a truly chilling tale. Last, "Thrown" by Don Tumasonis is the story of a couple on a trip to Crete and a very unusual discovery that they make about the real world.
The three novelettes and one short story in this magazine are all worth reading and I heartily recommend ordering it.
(Source: New Genre)