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   This issue, we have an original mystery by dbschlosser (courtesy of Acquiring Editor Michael Bracken), a recent tale by Bruce Robert Coffin (courtesy of Acquiring Editor Barb Goffman), and a slightly older tale by James Holding. Our mystery novel is As a Thief in the Night, by R. Austin Freeman-part of his Dr. Thorndyke series. And, of course, a solve-it-yourself puzzler from Hal Charles.

   On the science fiction side, we have an original story by Larry Tritten, plus classics by Walt Sheldon, Winston K. Marks, and Richard Banks. Our science fiction novel is The Sane Men of Satan, by Sam Merwin-renamed, I suspect, by a very pulp-fiction oriented editor. (I can't see any rational science fiction author giving his time-travel book that title!)

   You may notice a similarity between the titles of James Holding's and Winston K. Marks's stories. I assure you, the similarities end at the title. I thought it would be fun to pair them in the same issue, though.

   Here's the complete lineup-

Mysteries / Suspense / Adventure:

"Destroyer of Worlds," by dbschlosser [Michael Bracken Presents short story] "The Unlocked Room Mystery," by Hal Charles [Solve-It-Yourself Mystery] "Fool Proof," by Bruce Robert Coffin [Barb Goffman Presents short story] "Go to Sleep, Darling," by James Holding [short story] As a Thief in the Night, by R. Austin Freeman [novel, Dr. Thorndyke series]

Science Fiction & Fantasy:

"Down the Rabbit Hole," by Larry Tritten [short story] "The Shrine," by Walt Sheldon [short story] "Go to Sleep, My Darling," by Winston K. Marks [short story] "The Last Class," by Richard Banks [short story] The Sane Men of Satan, by Sam Merwin [short novel]

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On a distant planet, a herd of strange aquatic creatures find their minds invaded by the Klygha, an alien explorer who uses them to communicate with a group of visiting Terran scientists. Through the eyes of the Terrans' cat, the herd witnesses a tense exchange of information between the two space-faring races. As the Klygha grows increasingly desperate to learn the location of the Terrans' home star, the herd begins to question his motives and their own role in this interstellar drama.

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This issue features original mysteries by O'Neil De Noux and Shannon Taft (thanks to our Acquiring Editors, Michael Bracken and Barb Goffman), a Gil Brewer crime classic, and another entry in the Biff Brewer mystery series by Andy Adams. And what issue would be complete without a solve-it-yourself puzzler from Hal Charles?


On the more fantastic side of things, you might say things have gone to the birds...we have a pair of classic avian-themed stories by Cordwainer Smith and Richard McKenna. But we also have a terrific Norman Spinrad short, about the effects of virtual entertainment on actors, and Darrell Schweitzer contributes a poignant tale of a man whose father has delusional battles against the dreaded Zeppelin Gang. Or are they delusions?


And a few issues ago, I promised more of the humorous Toffee tales from Charles F. Myers. Well, in my research through the pulps, I only looked at titles...imagine my surprise when The Shades of Toffee turned out to be a novel, instead of a short story! Here it is. More Toffee shorts (I assume they're short) will follow in future issues.


Here's the complete lineup:


Mysteries / Suspense / Adventure:


"The James Mason Effect," by O'Neil De Noux [Michael Bracken Presents short story]
"The Clue in the Conservatory," Hal Charles [Solve-It-Yourself Mystery]
"A Tail of Justice," by Shannon Taft [Barb Goffman Presents short story]
"The Gesture," by Gil Brewer [classic short story]
The Mystery of the Caribbean Pearls, by Andy Adams [novel, Biff Brewer series]


Science Fiction & Fantasy:


"A Man of the Theater," by Norman Spinrad [short story]
"Fighting the Zeppelin Gang," by Darrell Schweitzer [short story]
"The Night of Hoggy Darn," by Richard McKenna [classic short story]
"From Gustible's Planet," by Cordwainer Smith [classic short story]
The Shades of Toffee, by Charles F. Myers [novel, Toffee series]

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Another great selection of mysteries and science fiction by great modern and classic authors. Here are 8 short stories and 2 novels:


Mysteries / Suspense / Adventure:


"Ear Worm," by Robert Jeschonek [Michael Bracken Presents short story]
"Who Slew the Valkyrie," by Hal Charles [Solve-It-Yourself Mystery]
"Pot o' Gold," by Shannon Taft [Barb Goffman Presents short story]
"Trouble in Paradise," by Veronica Leigh [short story]
The Scarlet Imperial, by Dorothy B. Hughes [novel]


Science Fiction & Fantasy:


"A Time To Die," by Harold Calin [short story]
"Out of Nowhere," by E.A. Grosser [short story]
"Star Chamber," by H.B. Fyfe [short story]
"Pogo Planet," by Donald A. Wollheim [short story]
The Kid from Mars, by Oscar J. Friend [novel]

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This issue, we have a pair of original stories: Stephen D. Rogers' "Sonnenblumenkried" (which translates as Sunflower War, for those not fluent in German), courtesy of Acquiring Editor Michael Bracken) and a new Velda story by Ron Miller. Acquiring Editor Barb Goffman snagged a great Edith Maxwell tale, plus we have The Disappearance of Anne Shaw, by Augusta Huiell Seaman as our mystery novel. And don't forget there's another Hal Charles solve-it-yourself puzzler, too.
On the science fiction & fantasy side, we have a pair of novelettes from pulp greats: Edmond Hamilton and Arthur Leo Zagat. Plus an early Harlan Ellison story, and tales by Charles V. De Vet and Sam Carson. Fun stuff.

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This issue, we have a pair of original stories: Stephen D. Rogers' "Sonnenblumenkried" (which translates as Sunflower War, for those not fluent in German), courtesy of Acquiring Editor Michael Bracken) and a new Velda story by Ron Miller. Acquiring Editor Barb Goffman snagged a great Edith Maxwell tale, plus we have The Disappearance of Anne Shaw, by Augusta Huiell Seaman as our mystery novel. And don't forget there's another Hal Charles solve-it-yourself puzzler, too.
On the science fiction & fantasy side, we have a pair of novelettes from pulp greats: Edmond Hamilton and Arthur Leo Zagat. Plus an early Harlan Ellison story, and tales by Charles V. De Vet and Sam Carson. Fun stuff.

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   This issue, we have a pair of original tales-Aeryn Rudel's "The Past, History" (which served double-duty as both science fiction and a crime story, courtesy of Acquiring Editor Michael Bracken) and Janet Law's urban fantasy, "The Fountain of Youth." We also have a pair of stories that fall squarely in the Weird Tales vein, one by fantasy master Seabury Quinn and one by Malcolm Jameson, best known for his military SF tales-this time, he serves up sci-fi horror in South America, complete with monsters! A Jerome Bixby / Joe E. Dean collaboration and a novel of a future in which the United States has cut itself off from the world with an atomic curtain of power (a variation of the "iron curtain" theme...) by Nick Boddie Williams round out the science fiction & fantasy part of the magazine.

   On the mystery side, Acquiring Editor Barb Goffman serves up a tale of a potential high school shooter and his best friend in "Everybody Loves a Hero," by Richard Helms, plus we have a classic short story by Murray Leinster and a powerful anti-racism mystery novel by Dorothy B. Hughes. And, of course, one of Hal Charles's "solve-it-yourself" puzzlers.

   A warning to the culturally sensitive: Dorothy B. Hughes's novel, published in 1963, contains language which will be offensive to some. It is used to highlight the racism of villains in the story and was a powerful anti-racism tool of the time in a skilled author's hands.

   Here's the complete lineup-

Mysteries / Suspense / Adventure:

"The Past, History," by Aeryn Rudel [Michael Bracken Presents short story] "What's Wrong with this Picture?"by Hal Charles [Solve-It-Yourself Mystery] "Everybody Loves a Hero," by Richard Helms [Barb Goffman Presents short story] "Island Honor," by Murray Leinster [short story] The Expendable Man, by Dorothy B. Hughes [novel]

Science Fiction & Fantasy:

"The Past, History," by Aeryn Rudel [Michael Bracken Presents short story] "The Fountain of Youth,"by Janice Law [short story] "Share Alike," by Jerome Bixby and Joe E. Dean [short story] "The Vengeance of India," by Seabury Quinn [short story, Jules de Grandin series] "Chariots of San Fernando," by Malcolm Jameson [short story] The Atom Curtain, by Nick Boddie Williams [novel]

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This issue has one of the best original stories we've published: Janet Law's brilliant "Wrong Door," a tale very much in the classic Twilight Zone tradition. Don't skip it! Though Janice is best known for her mystery stories, this one proves she can write masterfully in any genre.

But great stories don't stop there. Our Acquiring Editors, Michael Bracken and Barb Goffman, have both found original stories this time-from William Burton McCormick and Steve Janko. Plus I'm pleased to present another new mystery story from the late Henry T. Parry. Parry was very much a hobbyist writer for Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. His work started appearing there in the 1960s, and if the editor didn't buy a story, he set it aside and moved on to another one. He didn't send them to other markets, like any pro writer would have done. His daughter has entrusted his unpublished stories to me, and I am going through them and seeing which ones still work. (His last story appeared here in BCW #105.) I date "The Marina Case" to the early 1970s, and it's a solid mystery that surely would have found a home had he submitted it to more than one editor.

Our mystery novel this time is William Le Queux's The Crystal Claw, a Golden Age page-turner. And, as always, we have a solve-it-yourself puzzler from Hal Charles.

Turning back to the science fiction end of things, in addition to Janice Law's tale, we have classics by Hannes Bok (miners on Venus!), William W. Stuart (a man wakes in a futuristic jail with no memory of how he got there!), and Charles L. Fontenay (envy leads to discovering an Earthman's secrets!). Our SF novelet is an early space adventure from fantastist Manly Wade Wellman.

   Here's the complete lineup-

Mysteries / Suspense / Adventure:

"Letter From a Lone Prospector to His Mother," by William Burton McCormick [Michael Bracken Presents short story]

"The Wild West Whodunit," by Hal Charles [Solve-It-Yourself Mystery]

"Confessions of an Invisible Hit Man," by Steve Janko [Barb Goffman Presents short story]

"Grass Is Not Always Green," by Henry T. Parry [short story]

The Crystal Claw, by William Le Queux [novel]

Science Fiction & Fantasy:

"Wrong Door," by Janice Law [short story]

"One Touch of Terra," by Hannes Bok [short story]

"A Prison Make," by William W. Stuart [short story]

"Beauty Interrupted" by Charles L. Fontenay [short story]

The Invading Asteroid, by Manly Wade Wellman [short novel]

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This time, we have a rare mystery from Hulbert Footner (whose Madame Storey mysteries I greatly enjoy). His novel Queen of Clubs in this issue is a jazz-age mystery that-well, I don't want to spoil the surprises. Read it and see for yourself!

   Also on the mystery front, we have original tales by Andrew Welsh-Huggins and Robert Lopresti (thanks to our Acquiring Editors, Michael Bracken and Barb Goffman), a classic crime story by David Goodis, and, of course, a solve-it-yourself puzzler from Hal Charles.

   On the science fiction & fantasy side, we have a recent tale by Edward M. Lerner, classic shorts from William C. Gault, Randall Garrett, and T.D. Hamm, and a rare short novel from Ward Moore-most famous for his classics Greener Than You Think and Bring the Jubilee. Moore's Transient originally appeared in Amazing Stories magazine in 1960 and languished undiscovered for decades before a small press reprinted it in an anthology a decade ago. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. (Keep an eye out for unicorns.)

   Here's the complete lineup-

Mysteries / Suspense / Adventure:

"The Cumberland Gap," by Andrew Welsh-Huggins [Michael Bracken Presents short story]

"The Porch Pirate and the Pillow," by Hal Charles [Solve-It-Yourself Mystery]

"Late Bus," by Robert Lopresti [Barb Goffman Presents short story]

"The Blue Sweetheart," by David Goodis [short story]

Queen of Clubs, by Hulbert Footner [novel]

Science Fiction & Fantasy:

"I've Got the World on a String" by Edward M. Lerner [short story]

"Burden the Hand," by Randall Garrett [short story]

"Title Fight," by William C. Gault [short story]

"Floor of Heaven," by T.D. Hamm [short story]

Transient, by Ward Moore [short novel]

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   You're in for a mystery treat this time, with the first Honey West novel. (If you're not familiar with Honey, she debuted in 1957-and created quite a stir as the first woman detective in a field dominated by hardboiled males. See my long intro directly before the book for a complete dossier on Honey.) Plus this issue we have an original tale from Nikki Knight (courtesy of Acquiring Editor Michael Bracken), a great tale by David Dean (courtesy of Acquiring Editor Barb Goffman), and the first Gabriel Gale mystery by G.K. Chesterton. And, of course, a solve-it-yourself puzzler from the always-clever brains of Hal Charles (the writing team of Hal Blythe and Charlie Sweet).

   On the science fiction and fantasy side, we have a whopper of a fish tale from Carl Jacobi, military sci-fi from J.F. Bone, a fiendish alien plot from H.B. Fyfe, a tale of telepresence space exploration gone wrong from Daniel F. Galouye, and a short pulp novel from Milton Lesser (Stephen Marlowe).

   Here's the complete lineup-

Mysteries / Suspense / Adventure:

"Never Know What You'll Hear," by Nikki Knight [Michael Bracken Presents short story] "Who Spoiledapple Cider Days," Hal Charles [Solve-It-Yourself Mystery] "Mariel," by David Dean [Barb Goffman Presents short story] "The Fantastic Friends," by G.K. Chesterton [short story, Gabriel Gale series] This Girl for Hire, by G.G. Fickling [novel, Honey West series]

Science Fiction & Fantasy: "Carnaby's Fish," by Carl Jacobi [short story] "Weapon," by J.F. Bone [short story] "The Klygha," by H.B. Fyfe [short story] "Reign of the Telepuppets," by Daniel F. Galouye [short novel] Son of the Black Chalice, by Milton Lesser [short novel]

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