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Pulphouse Fiction Magazine:
Issue #13

Edited by Dean Wesley Smith

The Cutting Edge of Modern Short Fiction

A three-time Hugo Award nominated magazine, this issue of Pulphouse Fiction Magazine offers up nineteen fantastic stories by some of the best writers working in modern short fiction.

No genre limitations, no topic limitations, just great stories. Attitude, feel, and high-quality fiction equals Pulphouse.

“This is definitely a strong start. All the stories have a lot of life to them, and are worthwhile reading.” —Tangent Online on Pulphouse Fiction Magazine, Issue #1

Includes:
“Brick Houses” by Annie Reed
“Starlings” by Jerry Oltion
“The Man who Married his Wife’s Thigh” by Bonnie Elizabeth
“Bear Trap Island” by Jamie McNabb
“Walking the Dog” by J. Steven York
“Being Ernest” by Rick Wilber
“Art of the Homeless” by Joe Cron
“January 3rd” by Ron Collins
“When the Sun Goes Down” by David H. Hendrickson
“The Poodles of Panama” by Kent Patterson
“The Return of NOPD in 2006” by O’Neil De Noux
“Specialty Hummus” by Jason A. Adams
“New England’s God” by Lee Allred
“The Pearce Shootout” by Robert J. McCarter
“A Jury of Their Peers” by Jim Gotaas
“Till Death” by R.W. Wallace
“Knowledge Blooms” by Rob Vagle
“The Last Surviving Gondola Widow” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
“The First Hollywood Cowboy of the Bropocalypse” by Robert Jeschonek

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"When the Sun Goes Down"
When Grandma June asks Latisha Watkins to investigate the coldest of cold cases--the murder of Grandma June's first husband sixty-five years ago--Latisha tells her it will take a miracle.
Sixty-five years ago. No DNA. No forensic evidence. No chance.
But when could Latisha ever say no to Grandma June? What Latisha uncovers chills her to the bone.

Guns + Tacos Book 15

Book Cover: Chimichangas and a Couple of Glocks
Part of the Guns + Tacos series:
  • Chimichangas and a Couple of Glocks
Editions:Kindle: $ 2.99 USD

When Peter tries to slip a roofie into a target’s drink, he triggers events that lead to blackmail and harsh street justice. To defend himself, he sends his unsuspecting fiancée, Lizzie, into the scariest neighborhood in Chicago to buy the protection he needs from, of all places, a taco truck.

Ever subservient because she knows a Plain Jane like her doesn’t deserve him, Lizzie fights back her terror and resolves to help Peter however she can, even in ways hidden from him.

Book 15 in the Guns + Tacos series.

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Book Cover: The Other Side of the Tracks
Part of the Uncollected Anthology series:
  • The Other Side of the Tracks
Detective Jack McTavish takes every murder on his watch personally. Even the ones "upstanding citizens" consider a cleansing of the city's mean streets.
Tough as nails, he's seen it all. Nothing knocks him off his game.
Until the investigation into Katrina Stuart's savage murder shakes even McTavish to his core.
Just 99 cents at all eBook outlets.
(This story is part of Uncollected Anthology 25: Conjuring Crimes, for which it's my honor to be acting as a Guest Author.  Get the bundle of all the authors' stories for $4.99.)
Book Cover: Passionate Crimes: Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem: Issue 6
Part of the and Mayhem series:
  • Passionate Crimes: Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem: Issue 6
Part of the Crime series:
  • Passionate Crimes: Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem: Issue 6
Part of the Mystery series:
  • Passionate Crimes: Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem: Issue 6

Adultery. Theft. Even dog-napping. All of these can cause tempers to rise, judgement to snap, and bad things to happen.

Come explore the more criminal side of passion, along with all the feelings that get engendered.

Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem, Issue 6. So Criminal, It's Good.

Includes my story "Gacaca."

Adrenaline. Ranging from straight thriller to science fiction and fantasy to mainstream crime, these fifteen stories promise to make your pulse pound. Join an ex-president as he tries to escape the mother of all assassination attempts, a heroine on a mission straight from Hell, and a story of war so powerful it will burn into the memory. Strap in and find out why Adventures Fantastic says Fiction River “is one of the best and most exciting publications in the field today.”

Table of Contents
“The Wrong Side of the Tracks” by Kelly Washington
“The Ex” by Michael Kowal
“The Demon from Hell Walks into a Speakeasy” by Ron Collins
“Blood Storm” by Bob Sojka
“So Many Ways to Die” by Dayle A. Dermatis
“Egg Thief” by Debbie Mumford
“Dust to Dust” by Annie Reed
“O’Casey’s War” by Patrick O’Sullivan
“Looting Dirt” by David Stier
“The Mark of Blackfriar Street” by Scott T. Barnes
“Death in the Serengeti” by David H. Hendrickson
“Rude Awakening” by Kevin J. Anderson
“Cleaning up the Neighborhood” by Dæmon Crowe
“Redline” by Travis Heermann
“L.I.V.E.” by Eric Kent Edstrom

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In this second Fiction River Special Edition, award-winning editor Kristine Kathryn Rusch performs editing magic in assembling this anthology of stories saved by not one but six different Fiction River editors. Culled from stories that did not fit in the magazine’s regular run, these gems piece together to form an anthology all its own. This unique volume contains a variety of genres but one overarching theme: brilliant storytelling.

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“Stealing Mrs. Mackle’s Mojo” by Chuck Heintzelman
“The Man in the Gabardine Suit” by Lauryn Christopher
“One Ballerina Dancing” by Kelly Washington
“The Disinvention of the Surveillance State” by Valerie Brook
“Playing God” by Ron Collins
“Makonde Tree of Life” by David H. Hendrickson
“The Dream” by Michael Kowal
“Damsel on the Hard” by Jamie McNabb
“Dragons Are Fond of Them” by Brigid Collins
“Pixie Problems” by Jonathan Kort
“The Untimely Demise of Rachel Tamson” by Joe Cron
“Cassidy’s Ghost” by Dale Hartley Emery
“Combination” by Lisa Silverthorne
“Airborne” by Louisa Swann
“City of Sin Strangler” by David H. Hendrickson
“The Weird Shit That Happened Because of Tricia Fisher” by Ezekiel James Boston

In this third Fiction River Special Edition, award-winning editor Kristine Kathryn Rusch proves a master of intrigue with a wide variety of spy stories. Ranging in tone from satire to serious, from touching to brutal, from light to oh-so-very-dark, these fifteen stories illuminate the secret world of espionage. Despite their different tones, different cultures, even different time periods, these diverse stories form a powerful anthology that reveals the world in all its messiness.

Includes
“Spy in the Sky” by Tonya D. Price
“Meeting at the Rise and Shine” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
“Highpoint” by Michael Kingswood
“Through the Eyes of a Dog” by Angela Penrose
“Cat and Mice” by Jamie McNabb
“Our Man in Basingstoke” by Sabrina Chase
“Night Flight” by Jonathan Kort
“End of the Line” by David H. Hendrickson
“The Florentine Exchange” by Dayle A. Dermatis
“The Message” by C.A. Rowland
“Not What You’d Expect” by Leah Cutter
“Turkish Coffee” by Johanna Rothman
“The Path” by David Stier
“Trafficking Stops” by Lisa Silverthorne
“The Spy Who Walked into the Cold” by Ron Collins

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A three-time Hugo Award nominated magazine, this issue of Pulphouse Fiction Magazine offers up eighteen fantastic stories by some of the best writers working in modern short fiction. No genre limitations, no topic limitations, just great stories. Attitude, feel, and high quality fiction equals Pulphouse.

“This is definitely a strong start. All the stories have a lot of life to them, and are worthwhile reading.”—Tangent Online on Pulphouse Fiction Magazine, Issue #1

Includes
“Small Discrete Intervals from a Sample Size of One” by J. Steven York
“Daisy’s Heart” by Robert J. McCarter
“Dogmatic Computing” by Kent Patterson
“Suicide by UFO” by Jerry Oltion
“Another Door” by Annie Reed
“Introducing Alligators” by Preston Dennett
“The Mouse Is Watching” by S. Andrew Swann
“Dreams Of Memories Never Lived” by Rob Vagle
“A Pathetic Excuse for a Dragon” by David H. Hendrickson
“Moulin Rouge” by Jason A. Adams
“Maddie Sue’s Locket” by C.A. Rowland
“Rough Draft” by Kevin J. Anderson (written with Rebecca Moesta)
“A Good Shooting” by O’Neil De Noux
“Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” by Teri J. Babcock
“Lost Book” by Ryan M. Williams
“Acceptable Losses” by Dayle A. Dermatis
“A Choose Your Own Fangle Adventure” by Robert Jeschonek
“Say Hello to my Little Friend” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
“Minions at work: White Space” by J. Steven York

Book Cover: A Twist of a Knife: Stories from Pulphouse Fiction Magazine

Stories in Pulphouse Fiction Magazine cover all genres, from science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, romance, and literature. And just about everything in between all of those. Editor Dean Wesley Smith looks for great stories that don’t fit, that just feel sort of different, but in a good way.

This volume contains ten great mysteries from all the mystery stories published in the first ten issues of Pulphouse. From old spies with attitude, to a heartbreaking tale of a grieving father, to an assortment of detectives including one hard-boiled with fancy sunglasses, one zombie, and a ghost, to a dramatic story behind a famous painting, these stories will entertain readers, make them laugh, and even touch their hearts.

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“The Geezer Squad” by Annie Reed

“Don’t Make Me Take off My Sunglasses” by O’Neil De Noux

“Looking for the Bastard” by David H. Hendrickson

“Heartbreaker” by Kevin J. Anderson

“The Time Cop” by Patrick Alan Mammay

“Red Carnation” by Lee Allred

“Just Desserts” by R.W. Wallace

“Under the Blood-Red Maple” by Joslyn Chase

“The Distant Baying of Hounds” by J. Steven York

“The Case of the Vanishing Boy: A Spade/Paladin Conundrum” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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The Cutting Edge of Modern Short Fiction

A three-time Hugo Award nominated magazine, this issue of Pulphouse Fiction Magazine offers up eighteen fantastic stories by some of the best writers working in modern short fiction. No genre limitations, no topic limitations, just great stories. Attitude, feel, and high quality fiction equals Pulphouse.

“This is definitely a strong start. All the stories have a lot of life to them, and are worthwhile reading.”—Tangent Online on Pulphouse Fiction Magazine, Issue #1

Includes:

“Valley Girl Vampire to Save the World” by Stephanie Writt

“The Warrior Women of Apartment 3C” by Annie Reed

“Breathing in the Stars” by Robert J. McCarter

“Retired from Henching” by Ezekiel James Boston

“The Networked Path of the Cyber Zamurai” by David Bruns

“Disturbing the Peace” by O'Neil De Noux

“The Rhythm Method: The Percussor’s Tale” by Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart

“C is for Sissies” by Kent Patterson

“The Preacher's Kid and the 2004 Red Sox” by David H. Hendrickson

“From the Good Old Days” by Jim Gotaas

“The Art of the Prank Phone Call” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

“Human Subjects” by Ray Vukcevich

“Planet Suds and the Sockpocalypse” by Lisa Silverthorne

“Just Desserts” by R.W. Wallace

“Obsession” by Jerry Oltion

“Flowers for Mother” by J. Steven York

“For the Love of Books” by Jason A. Adams

“The Spinach Can's Son” by Robert Jeschonek

“Minions at Work: Bar None” by J. Steven York