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Fiction: Announcing Genemech’s School for The Future–a revolution in education

A note from Genemech CEO Maximilian Benetton, as provided by Paul Alex Gray Art by America Jones Twenty years ago, I used genetically modified killer bees to wrest control of Genemech. I freed the company from the constraints of unambitious … Continue reading

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Fiction: Godwin, or The Modern Prometheus

An essay by Captain Jack Passerday, as told to Dave D’Alessio Art by Luke Spooner 11 Nov 1824 My dear Wilhelm: I am writing to you as my solicitor in order that I may place into your hands certain information … Continue reading

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Fiction: Tempo Rubato

An essay by an unnamed musician, as provided by Jonathan Danz Art by Errow Collins Tonight, backstage is too hot, too dark, too much like some high-ceilinged mausoleum straight out of one of those old Friday night TV horror shows. … Continue reading

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That Man Behind the Curtain – July 2019

A relatively quiet month. We got in interior art for I Didn’t Break the Lamp, laid out the ebook, and sent it to contributors for review. Here are some numbers.

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Fiction: On a Cure for Werewolf Bites

From the research journals of Louis Pasteur, as told by David Harrison Art by Leigh Legler 12 August 1889 A man was brought to my Institut late tonight. Three foreigners brought the man to the front gates, gravely wounded. The … Continue reading

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Fiction: Pygmalion

An essay by Jon, as provided by Faith Consiglio Art by Luke Spooner It’s been seven months since I gave consent. I still haven’t seen any of the money they promised. Soon, I’m thinking, it can’t go on forever, right? … Continue reading

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Fiction: The Improbable Case of the Were-Hydra

By Temperance D. Lamplighter, Laboratory Assistant, as related by Deborah L. Davitt Art by Leigh Legler The job posting that led me to apply for a position with Dr. Hieronymus H. Featherstone should have been warning enough. It alluded to … Continue reading

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Fiction: A Catchy Little Tune

From the blog of Arthur Plague: singer/songwriter, creative genius (lapsed), as provided by Alan Bennington Art by Scarlett O’Hairdye Saturday: Farewell Abbey. Well, what a hoot! Finally arrived in this God-forsaken place just after two, to find it’s not so … Continue reading

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Fiction: Claridge of the Klondike

An essay by Euphemia Thorniwork, as provided by Judith Field Art by Leigh Legler London, 1898 The Solicitor took Father’s will from the hand of an automaton standing next to the desk. He waved the machine away and began reading. … Continue reading

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That Man Behind the Curtain: June 2019

A relatively quiet month. We were open for our final ever call for submissions, which resulted in a record volume of submissions. We also rolled the Summer 2019 quarterly out the door.

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