Monday, June 24, 2024

SMFS Member Publishing News: The Penny Drops by Shannon Taft

SMFS list member Shannon Taft’s short story, The Penny Drops, appears in Black Cat Weekly #147. Published by Wildside Press, the issue is available here in digital format.


Publisher Description:

his issue, we have a pair of original mysteries (by Ron Miller and Shannon Taft, the latter two thanks to our Acquiring Editor Barb Goffman), and our mystery novel is a Victorian-era sensation novel by Florence Warden. Of course, there’s a solve-it-yourself puzzler from Hal Charles, too.


Our fantasy and science fiction section is heavier than usual on fantasy, with an Australian tale by Ernest Favenc, a dark fantasy by British master John Glasby, and a supernatural novel by E.F. Benson. Science fiction fans will enjoy classic pulp adventures by Edmond Hamilton and Arthur Leo Zagat. Fun stuff!


Here’s the complete lineup—


Mysteries / Suspense / Adventure:

  • “Take the Money and Run,” by Hal Charles [Solve-It-Yourself Mystery]
  • “The Penny Drops,” by Shannon Taft [Barb Goffman Presents short story]
  • “Velda’s First Case,” by Ron Miller [short story, Velda series]
  • The Mystery of the Inn by the Shore, by Florence Warden [novel]


Science Fiction & Fantasy:

  • “Not Without Sorcery,” by John Glasby [short story]
  • “Fey,” by Ernest Favenc [short story]
  • “The Comet-drivers,” by Edmond Hamilton [short story]
  • “No Escape from Destiny” by Arthur Leo Zagat [short novel]
  • Across the Stream, by E.F. Benson [novel]

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