|HORIZON|| by Brandon Hill|
|COIN FOR THE RIGHTEOUS|| by Daniel Beazley|
|PLASTIC DOLL PAGEANT|| by J. McCoard|
|FULL MOON AT THE NEW BRADSVILLE ZOO|| by T.R. North|
|HAEMOCYL FUTURES|| by R.S. Pyne|
|MORE THAN JUST A BARROOM HERO|| by Matencera Wolf|
|VITAL DISPATCHES|| by Mike Adamson|
|THE ARCANIST AND THE MAGE KILLER|| by Joanna Maciejewska|
|LAEMISKA PIRATES|| by Michael Eves Shaffer|
Imagine a species that uses technology to enhance its existence, then imagine this species using that same technology to enhance humanity…an evolution of the human race.
COIN FOR THE RIGHTEOUS—Daniel Beazley
Warriors, berserkers and kidnappers are but a few of the players in a hunt to recover a stolen child. The loyalty, mettle and convictions of all will be tested to their utmost extreme.
PLASTIC DOLL PAGEANT—J. McCoard
There may come a time when the standards for beauty will become so high that flesh and blood will no longer measure up.
FULL MOON AT THE NEW BRADSVILLE ZOO—T.R. North
Spells can be tricky. The important things to remember: make sure to read your spells fully, don’t use substitutions, and never skip a page...
HAEMOCYL FUTURES—R.S. Pyne
Intergalactic travel, illegal drug trafficking, a captain in need of justice and psychic aliens who dispense only one sentence to the guilty...
MORE THAN JUST A BARROOM HERO—Matencera Wolf
All of us have a leader inside, waiting to come out. For Jo, it took the help of a master assassin to make that leader stand up and take action.
VITAL DISPATCHES—Mike Adamson
It’s a time of war with an alien species and all one soldier has to worry about is try to deliver a package to the front line, possibly the most important delivery of his life…
THE ARCANIST AND THE MAGE KILLER—Joanna Maciejewska
What do you do when you are confronted with the dilemma of whether or not to save the life of someone who is sworn to kill your kind?
LAEMISKA PIRATES—Michael Eves Shaffer
Galactic spaceways, astronomical anomalies, strange alien species and, of course, pirates. Adventure awaits you on the high seas of the galaxy.
COVER ART: Jake Logsdon
Mike Adamson holds a PhD in archaeology from Flinders University of South Australia. After early aspirations in art and writing, Mike returned to study and secured degrees in both marine biology and archaeology.
Mike currently teaches with South Australia’s Colleges of Tertiary and Further Education, is a passionate photographer, a master-level hobbyist and journalist for international magazines.
Daniel Beazley was born and raised in the South West of England. Growing up, he became captivated and drawn into the World of fantasy courtesy of the writings of Tolkien, Feist, Gemmell, Lewis, Livingstone and Dever.
He began writing in 1996 whilst spending some time in the sunny climes of Sicily. This continued periodically whilst working in the Army and then the Police, living in various parts of the country as well as overseas.
Daniel now lives with his family in the rural countryside of Devon.
Brandon is a native of Louisiana and current resident of Lake Charles. An avid and frequent reader of science fiction and fantasy, he began writing in the eleventh grade. He is a graduate of McNeese State University in Lake Charles.
He’s a 'classic nerd' and prolific writer who has had dreams of authorship since childhood.
Brandon sketches perhaps even more prolifically than he writes, and has drawings of just about every character his warped imagination has come up with. He hopes to continue sharing these ideas, characters, and stories with others for years to come.
J. McCoard has an imagination for fantasy and science fiction established from infancy when her parents carried her cradled in their arms to experience the release of Star Wars IV.
Since a young age, she has embedded herself in technology, problem solving and ideas. Later, she used these foundation elements in her stories to help engage a sense of wonder. J. McCoard has yet to be published and has only recently been submitting her short works to various magazines.
She enjoys reading, improving her skills, and helping others grow in theirs.
Michael Eves Shaffer
Michael Eves Shaffer served in the US Army for Desert Storm and in Bosnia with NATO.
For years, bits of stories were floating around in his head. He finally started writing, getting out two of the Phoenix Empire series of novels, starting with Firing of the Crucible, with the third novel due out in March. He also has three novellas of the Attila the Runner series. Both series and The Laemiska Pirates are part of the same universe.
He lives in Youngstown, Ohio with his dog, Fafhrd, and two cats, Tanjay and Isbit.
A Polish national who spent a little less than a decade in Ireland, and now resides in sunny Arizona. She writes both in Polish and in English.
She has been published in Polish magazines (Nowa Fantastyka, Science-Fiction Fantasy i Horror, Magazyn Fantastyczny, Esensja) and anthologies (by Fabryka Słów, Solaris Publishing House, Replika, RW 2010, and others).
You can find her on her website http://melfka.com or chat to her on Twitter: @Melfka
Matencera Wolf was born 1991 in Australia. He started collecting all kinds of experiences from an early age, ranging from performing with fire to playing gratuitous amounts of video games.
He met his wife in 2012 when the world was supposed to end and has since been traveling the world while playing slightly fewer video games.
Matencera Wolf has now lived for extended periods of time in Australia, Sweden, France and Japan, but can always be reached on Facebook at: facebook.com/MatenceraWolf
T.R. North was born and raised in Florida and has never been featured in a “News of the Weird” column run in another state. Previous works of short fiction can be found in the Sediments Literary-Arts Journal (May 2016), Lit Select’s Legendary Stories (May 2016), and The Flash Fiction Press (June 2016).
Jake Logsdon is a digital illustrator of sci-fi and fantasy, and composer of orchestral and electronic music.
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