This week we have a ghost story with a twist from Stephen Hernandez, while ghosts are not the only undead in Gary Murphy’s story Creek Kildare. Lycanthropy is on the menu in Seamus Esparza’s Versipellis, while in DL Suharski’s story, a group of adventurers deep in a dark dungeon meet the denizen of another universe.
The Days of Mr Thomas continues. In The Thousand and One Nights we meet Ja’afar and Harun al-Rashid once again. In Cut, Betty’s Caribbean adventure takes a turn for the worse along with her health. In an epic installment of The Caves of Mars, the battle for D’ar continues in the streets of the Golden City. In The Iron Heel, Ernest warns some small businessmen they’re not so big. In Crocodile and Leopard, the Romans encounter a second reptilian inhabitant of the lost valley. And we conclude with another Bigfoot review, this of the penultimate episode.
Still taking submissions for BARBARIANS OF THE RED PLANET, a collection of sword and planet, planetary romances. On a dying world where the ruins of ancient civilisations moulder, where Earthmen seek out sinister mysteries guarded jealously by nomad tribes, where both sword and blaster are wielded by inhabitants of stone-walled cities on the banks of canals as old as time…
The sword and planet genre is typically set on Mars, Venus, or other planets of the solar system and beyond, worlds of steel and honour, of desert sand and dead sea bottoms, dying worlds, home to ancient, mysterious civilisations, these swashbuckling tales include elements of the space opera and sword and sorcery genres. The anthology BARBARIANS OF THE RED PLANET calls for short stories, flash fiction or poetry, heroic in theme, exotic in atmosphere, in the vein of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Barsoom stories or Leigh Brackett’s Eric Jon Stark series. Up to 7, 000 words, payment exposure and royalties. Deadline: May 10th 2014.
Send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
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