Issue 6 becomes available on July 15th.
In this issue we face rocs and pterosaurs, werewolves and vampires, kobolds, and denizens of the deep. But a stubborn household AI may be the most infuriating of all.
About the Cover
Our cover is by Elizabeth Leggett and accompanies Scot Noel’s end-of-time tale “Pangenesis.” Elizabeth is a Hugo award-winning illustrator whose work focuses on soulful, human moments-in-time that combine ambiguous interpretation and curiosity with realism. One of her most recent creations is “Readings,” a Series celebrating the works of Ray Bradbury through the lens of Tarot art. Her clients represent a broad range of outlets, from multiple Hugo award-winning Lightspeed Magazine to multiple Lambda Literary winner, Lethe Press.
Kobold Domain Patch Notes
By Christopher Mark Rose, Illustrated by Jane Noel
Computer game developers will recognize a kindred spirit in the coder who tries to maintain a game where oxcarts keep running away without any oxen.
Pterrors of the Caribbean, Part 2
By Deborah L. Davitt, Illustrated by Chaz Kemp
Underestimated by both the pirates of Port Royal, Jamaica and a hapless time agent from an endangered future, Anne Bonny declares war on the multiverse.
Mothers Know Buttons
By Nyla Bright, Illustrated by Jane Noel
Our lives will soon be as close knit with artificial intelligence as they are today with computers and smartphones. Will mother still know best?
Never the Twain
By Ronald D. Ferguson, Illustrated by Jane Noel
Even at times when history is the most broken, and the predators among us seek new advantage, there is reason and self-sacrifice enough to give hope.
By Scot Noel, Illustrated by Elizabeth Leggett
If we were to see the future of the universe in a single glance, we would despair and want to start the whole thing over again. Given the chance…
The Shepherdess, the ROC & One Errant Sheep
By Alexandrea Seidel, Illustrated by Rose Catherine Khan
At times, big challenges come to the most secluded places. Though the flock runs for cover, you might enjoy the company of one errant sheep.
Silent Partnership, Part 1
By James Verran, Illustrated by Jane Noel
Most life, and perhaps most intelligence in the universe is to be found in the seas. But any ocean is an unforgiving environment, hostile to civilization.
The Problem with Magic Rings
By Jane Lindskold, Illustration by Emma Cormarie
Facing courtly deception and double dealing, a party of adventurers undertakes a quest to find a magic ring. Of course. it’s “Too easy. Too easy.”
An Interview with Elizabeth Leggett
Elizabeth Leggett is a Hugo award-winning illustrator whose work focuses on soulful, human moments-in-time. This issue features her cover art for the short story “Pangenesis.”
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