Fantasy Scroll Magazine Issue #2

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 Fantasy Scroll Magazine is an online, quarterly publication featuring science fiction, fantasy, horror, and paranormal short-fiction. The magazine’s mission is to publish high-quality, entertaining, and thought-provoking speculative fiction. With a mixture of short stories, flash fiction, and micro-fiction, Fantasy Scroll Magazine aims to appeal to a wide audience.


Issue #2 includes 14 short stories:

"Winter Solstice" — Mike Resnick

"Da Capo al Fine" — Patrick Jameson

"The Reanimators" — J. Kenneth Sargeant

"A Concert of Flowers" — Kate O'Connor

"These Are The Things Our Hands Have Made" — Andrew Kozma

"A Trade of Tears" — Tony Peak

"Four Scenes From Wieczniak’s Whisk-U-Away, And One Not" — Ferrett Steinmetz

"The Unworthy" — J.W. Alden

"Verdure" — Brandon Barrows

"Million Hearts in the Valley of Death" — Savannah Hendricks

"The Fine Art of Fortune-Telling" — Michelle Ann King

"Marshmallow Walls" — Brittany Foster

"Grimm's Home for Geriatrics" — Rebecca A. Demarest

"JC the Ski Bum" — Joyce Reynolds-Ward


In the non-fiction section, this issue features:

-Interview With Award Winning Author Mike Resnick

-Interview With Author Tim Pratt

-Interview With The Editors of Strange Horizons

-Artist Spotlight: Sabbas Apterus

-Book Review: Warbreaker (Brandon Sanderson)

-Movie Review: Godzilla (2014) (Gareth Edwards)


The magazine is open to most sub-genres of science fiction, including hard SF, military, apocalyptic & post-apocalyptic, space opera, time travel, cyberpunk, steampunk, and humorous. Similarly for fantasy, we accept most sub-genres, including alternate world, dark fantasy, heroic, high or epic, historical, medieval, mythic, sword & sorcery, urban fantasy, and humorous. The magazine also publishes horror and paranormal short fiction.


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Publisher
Fantasy Scroll Press LLC
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Published on
Jun 30, 2014
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Pages
175
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ISBN
9780991661916
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Anthologies (multiple authors)
Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / Horror
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
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Mike Resnick
Hailed for his grandeur of imagination and superb worldbuilding, winner of and nominee for more than fifty awards for his outstanding work, Mike Resnick has rightfully won a place as one of science fiction's master storytellers. Now, in Kirinyaga, Resnick presents the haunting and utterly compelling tale of one man's utopia.

By the twentieth second century in the African nation of Kenya, polluted cities sprawl up the flanks of sacred Mount Kirinyaga. Great animal herds are but distant memories. European crops now grow on the sweeping savannas. But Koriba, a distinguished, educated man of Kikuyu ancestry, knows that life was different for his people centuries ago--and he is determined to build a utopian colony, not on earth, but on the terraformed planetoid he proudly names Kirinyaga.

As the mundumugu--witch doctor--Koriba leads the colonists. Reinstating the ancient customs and stringent laws of the Kikuyu people, he alone decides their fate. He must face many challenges to the struggling colony's survival: from a brilliant young girl whose radiant intellect could threaten their traditional ways to the interference of "Maintenance" which holds the power to revoke the colony's charter. All the while, only Koriba--unbeknownst to his people--maintains the computer link to the rest of humanity.

Ironically, the Kirinyaga experiment threatens to collapse--not from violence or greed--but from humankind's insatiable desire for knowledge. The Kikuyu people can no more stand still in time than their planet can stop revolving around its sun.

Deeply moving, swiftly paced, and profound in its implications, Kirinyaga is Mike Resnick's most triumphant work to date. His Fable of Utopia is the book every science fiction reader will want to own and savor for years to come.


From the Hardcover edition.
Book 1
NOW AN EXCITING NEW SERIES FROM NETFLIX • The shell that blew a hole in his chest was only the beginning in this “tour de force of genre-bending, a brilliantly realized exercise in science fiction.”—The New York Times Book Review

In the twenty-fifth century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person’s consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and easily downloaded into a new body (or “sleeve”) making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen.

Ex-U.N. envoy Takeshi Kovacs has been killed before, but his last death was particularly painful. Dispatched one hundred eighty light-years from home, re-sleeved into a body in Bay City (formerly San Francisco, now with a rusted, dilapidated Golden Gate Bridge), Kovacs is thrown into the dark heart of a shady, far-reaching conspiracy that is vicious even by the standards of a society that treats “existence” as something that can be bought and sold.

Praise for Altered Carbon

“Compelling . . . immensely entertaining . . . [Richard] Morgan’s writing is vivid and his plotting inventive.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer
 
“A fascinating trip . . . Pure high-octane science fiction mixes with the classic noir private-eye tale.”—Orlando Sentinel
 
“Gritty and vivid . . . looks as if we have another interstellar hero on our hands.”—USA Today
Eric Flint
MIXING SLEUTHING AND SORCERY CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS. . .

Pity the poor plainclothes cop or private eye who has to solve a case which may involve not only femme fatales (who may not be quite human) but also death by black magic, evidence that may have been altered or planted by an itinerant sorcerer, and supernatural entities ranging from ghosts to vampires to dragons. Even when the detective is a master of sorcery himself, the dragon may have an unbreakable alibi.

Best-selling authors Eric Flint and Mike Resnick present a generous selection of stories from the intersection of mystery and magic by popular writers Neil Gaiman, Gene Wolfe, David Drake, Harry Turtledove, Esther M. Friesner, and more, including brand-new novelettes by Flint and Resnick themselves. The Dragon Done It is an exciting cross-genre volume that both mystery fans and fantasy fans will enjoy.

And so will dragons. . . .

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ERIC FLINT:

"Eric Flint [drops] his readers into another time and place, where cultures collide, the action is hot and heavy, and we get to experience the best of the human spirit."¾David Weber

"Eric Flint has a genius for taking his passion for history and turning it into powerful, action-packed stories that instantly grab the readers and plunge them into a time and place that might have been."
¾David Drake

". . . battle scenes depicted with power. . . [Flint is] an SF author of particular note, one who can entertain and edify in equal, and major, measure."¾Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

"Flint has thoroughly mastered storytelling, and his characterization is masterly. His characters. . . are plausible for the time and place, and he makes neither an icon nor a demon of anyone. Irresistible. . . ."
¾Booklist

MIKE RESNICK:

". . . on par with the best of Lois McMaster Bujold's Miles Vorkosigan series. . . . Resnick is simply a consummate storyteller. . . hits all the right notes."¾Orson Scott Card

"One of the most daring and prolific writers in SF. . . and he always delivers."¾David Brin

"[F]ew writers have Resnick's gift for pace and momentum . . . his talent for producing a fast, smooth, utterly effortless read."
¾Analog"Resnick is thought-provoking, imaginative . . . and above all galactically grand."¾Los Angeles Times
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