Sunday, December 10, 2023

SMFS Members Published in Black Cat Weekly #119

SMFS list members are published in Black Cat Weekly #119. Published by Wildside Press, the issue is available here in digital format. The members and their stories are:


John M. Floyd with “R.I.P., Van Winkler.”


Alan Orloff with “A Great Miracle Happened There.”


Publisher Description:

This issue, we have a triple-play of original mysteries, with new works by John M. Floyd, Alan Orloff, and Pam Barnsley, plus a winter-themed solve-it-yourself puzzler, and something special: the first English-language appearance of a Raffles story by Theo von Blankensee and Kurt Matull. (See my introduction before the story.) We have more of their Lord Lister—Alias Raffles series coming up soon.

   On the science fiction side, we have Anna Tambour’s “Murder at the Tip,” featuring a wedding and a murder in a Gothic future; a Christmas story by John Stilletto; plus classics by Philip Jose Farmer and James H. Schmitz. Rounding things out is the fourth part of Francis Jarman’s serial novel, The Eagle’s Wing.

   Here’s the complete lineup:


Mysteries / Suspense / Adventure:

  • “R.I.P., Van Winkler,” by John M. Floyd [Michael Bracken Presents short story]
  • “The Winter Festival Thief,” Hal Charles [Solve-It-Yourself Mystery]
  • “A Great Miracle Happened There,” by Alan Orloff [Barb Goffman Presents short story]
  • “Trouble at the Cannabis Dispensary,” Pam Barnsley [short story]
  • The Great Unknown, Theo von Blankensee and Kurt Matull [Lord Lister, Alias Raffles #1]
  • “Murder at the Tip,” by Anna Tambour [short story]


Science Fiction & Fantasy:

  • “Murder at the Tip,” by Anna Tambour [short story]
  • “Fairyland Planet,” by John Silletto [novelet]
  • “How Deep the Grooves,” by Philip Jose Farmer [short story]
  • “Rogue Psi,” by James H. Schmitz [short story]
  • The Eagle’s Wing, by Francis Jarman [serial novel, Part 4 of 4]


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