Leading Edge, Issue 68

Title: Leading Edge, Issue 68
Series: Leading Edge
Number in Series: 68 (sixty-eight)
Author(s): see below
Editor(s): Leah Welker
Cover Artist: Katie Wald
Interior Artist(s): Kate Brindley, Corinna Caldron, Deborah Goldberg, John Hinderlifter, Ashley Sanborn, Katie Wald
Language: English
Publisher: Leading Edge Magazine
Published: March 2016
ISSN: 1049-5983
ISBN-10: 1530828546
ISBN-13: 9781530828548
Notes:
Staff List:
   Editor in Chief: Leah Walker
   Managing Editors: Hayley Brooks, Adam McLain
   Senior Editors: Liz Blodgett, Loretta Farnsworth, Bella Hansen, Heather White
   Editors: Nicole Boden, Josh Felix, Baylee Vasquez
   Senior Acquisitions Editor: Emma Snow, Jerrica Stevens, Rachel Tietjen
   Acquisition Editors: Lauren Allred, Lori-Ann Drecketts, John Gibbons, Mariah Gibbons, Daniel Gonzales, Rachel Hickey, Holly Hudgens, Alex Hugie, Laci Player, Gavin, Vansteeter, Tianna Welker
   Production Manager: Lesli Mortensen
   Designers: Jon Blackman, Heidi Bonham, Thalia Pope
   Fiction Director: Heather White
   Poetry Director: Bryan Hall
   Nonfiction Director: Liz Blodgett
   Art Director: Deborah Goldberg
   Faculty Advisor: Alan Manning
   Associate Editor: Mackenzie Smith
   Scalpel Font: Héctor del Amo
   Logo Design: Johanna Taylor
Contents:
   “Letter from the Editor” by Leah Walker
   “Charming” by Kirstie Olley
   “Athon’s Song” poem by Miriam King
   “Loneliness in a Cold Wind” by Richard Wolkomir
   “Holding Fire in the Deep” poem by Mark C. Childs
   “Destiny” by Forest Taylor
   “Earth & Ice” by Leah E. Welker
   “AI” poem by Lynn Buchanan
   “Twenty Minutes to Mars” by Samuel Kabakoff
   “Author Interview of Dave Butler” by Liz Blodgett
   “Review of The Extraordinary Journeys of Clockwork Charlie: The Kidnap Plot” by Liz Blodgett
   “How Nerd Are You?” quiz by staff
   “Daughter of Man (Part 2 of 4)” by Michela Hunter
   “Exploration of Craft” by Lynn Buchanan
   “Ghosts Don’t Count” by Julia Jeffery
   “Cursed (or Blessed?) to Tell the Truth” by Nathaniel Keenan
   “Eclipsed” by Neal Silvester
   “The Author’s Daughter” by Loretta R.P. Farnsworth

Once Upon a Time – edited by C.L. McCollum and August Clearwing

"Once Upon a Time" anthology edited by C.L. McCollum and August Clearwing.

“Once Upon a Time” anthology edited by C.L. McCollum and August Clearwing.


Title: Once Upon a Time
Author(s): Audi Belardinelli, August Clearwing, Michael Cross, Stephanie Gaudin , Malaika R. Goodman, Erin Honour, Mitchell Lehnert, Vivian LoDuca, Kristi Luchi, C.L. McCollum, Emma Michaels, Ellen Million, Gerald Sallier, Elaine Titus, Steven Wilcox
Editor(s): August Clearwing, C.L. McCollum
Cover Artist: n/a
Interior Artist(s): Bobbie Berendeson W., Jessica Douglas, Rebecca Flaum, Tawny Fritz, Rebecca D. George, Katherine Guevara-Birmelin, Wendy Martin, Ellen Million, Maria Andée Paiz, Michelle Papadopoulos, Iole Marie E. Rabor, Kym Schow, Karin Van de Kuilen
Language: English
Publisher: Herding Cats Press
Published: June 2015
ISBN-10: 1514326493
ISBN-13: 9781514326497
Notes: Benefit anthology for RAINN.
Contents:
   “Ravens for Johannes” by Emma Michaels and Michael Cross
   “Bridgette and the Gruffz” by Steven Wilcox
   “In Scales, In Skin” by Erin Honour
   “Ayuna’s Song” by August Clearwing
   “Red Velvet” by Vivian LoDuca
   “Ura and the Turtle” by Malaika R. Goodman
   “Maiden Tree” by Elaine Titus
   “Beloved of the Sun” by C.L. McCollum
   “And the Petals Were Long Gone” by Mitchell Lehnert
   “How Virginia Dare Slew the Waffle Dragon” by Gerald Sallier
   “Generations in Gingerbread” by Stephanie Gaudin
   “Snow & Red” by Kristi Luchi
   “True Confessions of a Sea Witch” by C.L. McCollum
   “The Dazzling Finister” by Ellen Million
   “The Girl in the Glass Box” by Audi Belardinelli

Sibyl’s Scriptorium Volume 2 – edited by Jenna Eatough, Adrienne Monson, and Andrea Morrill

Title: Sibyl’s Scriptorium Volume 2
Series: Sibyl’s Scriptorium
Number in Series: 2 (two)
Author(s): Cheree Alsop, Nichole Eck, Cory Loughmiller, Sarah Mughal, Christina Parks, Anneka Winder
Editor(s): Jenna Eatough, Adrienne Monson, Andrea Morrill
Cover Artist: DawnRay Ammon
Interior Artist(s): Syd Denise, Rachelle Hearn, Keliana Tayler
Publisher: Sibyl’s Scriptorium
Published: January 2015
ISBN-10: 1506003273
ISBN-13: 9781506003276
Contents:
   “The Shadow” poem by Anneka Winder
   “Running with Wolves” poem by Cheree Alsop
   “Flight from the Nest” by Sarah Mughal
   “The Sixteen Choices of Bridget Moran” by Nichole Eck
   “Dr. Anderson’s Journal” by Christina Parks
   “The Time Dealer” by Cory Loughmiller

Spark – A Creative Anthology – Volume VI – edited by Brian Lewis

"Spark: A Creative Anthology Volume VI" edited by Brian Lewis.

“Spark: A Creative Anthology Volume VI” edited by Brian Lewis.


Title: Spark: A Creative Anthology, Volume VI, July-August 2014
Series: Spark (anthology series)
Number in Series: 6 (six)
Author(s): Kat Alexander, Heather D. Boyd, Christine Darcas, Sean Gill, Renee Carter Hall, Tom Howard, Alexis A. Hunter, Stephen Koster, Llanwyre Laish, Robert Menegus, Kristine Ong Muslim, Dan Pitts, Daniel Rosen, Linda Simone, Arley Sorg, Jeff Suwak, Todd Walton, George Wells
Editor(s): Brian Lewis
Cover Artist: Goodloe Byron
Interior Artist(s): Paul Pederson
Language: English
Publisher: Empire & Great Jones Creative Arts Foundation
Published: July 2014
ISBN-10: 1680730215
ISBN-13: 9781680730210
ISSN: 2326-4772
Contents:
   “Foreword” by Goodloe Byron
   “The Frog Who Swallowed the Moon” by Renee Carter Hall
   “Crawdad” poem by Robert Menegus
   “Migration Patterns of the Striped Eastern Mallard” by Kat Alexander
   “Honey” poem by Todd Walton
   “How Tigers Got Their Stripes” by Tom Howard
   “Carlota’s Thrush” poem by Linda Simone
   “The Familiar and His Alchemist” by Jeff Suwak
   “All That Never Happens” by George Wells
   “Esmeralda” by Heather D. Boyd
   “The Day It Rained Stones” poem by Kristine Ong Muslim
   “Lyric” by Llanwyre Laish
   “Subject Stellar” by Alexis A. Hunter
   “To Kill the Stars” by Daniel Rosen
   “Edyn the Monk” by Arley Sorg
   “Mortimer’s Sanctuary, and What He Found There” by Sean Gill
   “Heaven Is a Howl Away” by Christine Darcas
   “The Mosquito in My Ear” by Dan Pitts
   “Butterflies” by Stephen Koster

Spark – A Creative Anthology – Volume V – April-May 2014

"Spark - A Creative Anthology" - Volume V - April-May 2014.

“Spark – A Creative Anthology” – Volume V – April-May 2014.


Title: Spark: A Creative Anthology, Volume V, April-May 2014
Series: Spark
Number in Series: 5 (five)
Author(s): Crystal Bevers, Jeff Bowles, Rachel Bryson, Siarhey Bulyha, P. Jo Anne Burgh, Beth Cato, Richard Claycomb, Rowyn Cotter, Renée Christine Ehle, Jaimie M. Engle, Beatriz Fernandez, Meredith Foster, Chris Fradkin, Siobhan Gallagher, Moneta Goldsmith, Lauren Harsma, Sylvia Anna Hiven, Alexis A. Hunter, Ae Hee Lee, Amy Locke, J.H. Mae, Carolyn Martin, Stephen Pera, Melissa Lee Shaw, Richard Thomas, George Wells, Christopher Woods
Editor(s): Brian Lewis
Cover Artist: Casey Robin
Interior Artist(s): Paul Pederson
Language: English
Publisher: Empire & Great Jones Creative Arts Foundation
Published: April 2014
ISBN-10: 0991210670
ISBN-13: 9780991210671
Contents:
   “Foreword” by Richard Thomas
   “Storm Advisory” poem by Carolyn Martin
   “Kraken’s Pond” by Richard Claycomb
   “Letter from Lara, Yuriatin, 1920” poem by Beatriz Fernandez
   “Chicago Without Any Shoes On” by Moneta Goldsmith
   “Where Never Snows” by George Wells
   “Moonshine on the Mississip'” by Jaimie M. Engle
   “Disappearing” by P. Jo Anne Burgh
   “Needles” by Meredith Foster
   “The Astronaut” by Melissa Lee Shaw
   “Barstow” poem by Beth Cato
   “Spirit Flare” by Siobhan Gallagher
   “Gypsies” poem by Christopher Woods
   “Paper Thin” by Jeff Bowles
   “The Ferryman” by Siarhey Bulyha
   “The Growing” by Sylvia Ann Hiven
   “Menudo Bay” by Renée Christine Ehle
   “The Burial” by Amy Locke
   “Listen” poem by Rowyn Carter
   “Onchocerciasis” by Lauren Harsma
   “The Clock Has Ceased Its Ticking” by Alexis A. Hunter
   “The Fall” poem by Stephen Pera
   “White Space” poem by Crystal Bevers
   “Northland” poem by Rachel Bryson
   “Otters” by Ae Hee Lee
   “Distraction” by J.H. Mae
   “Stairs” poem by Chris Fradkin

Spark – A Creative Anthology – Volume IV – edited by Brian Lewis

"Spark: A Creative Anthology, Volume IV" edited by Brian Lewis.

“Spark: A Creative Anthology, Volume IV” edited by Brian Lewis.


Title: Spark: A Creative Anthology, Volume IV, January-February 2014
Series: Spark (anthology series)
Number in Series: 1 (one)
Author(s): Kevin J. Anderson, John Arkwright, Stewart C Baker, Joe Baumann, Annie Bellet, Melinda Brasher, Sadie Bruce, Kaitlyn M.M. Caul, Laura Redden Erturk, JC Hemphill, Michael Hodges, Chip Houser, Tom Howard, Alex Kane, Brianne M. Kohl, Samantha Kymmell-Harvey, Hannah Lackoff, A.E. Marlowe, Will Mayer, Florence Major, Peter Medeiros, Julia Patt, Ace Pilkington, Alex Shvartsman, Su J. Sokol, Hannah Streett, Natalia Theodoridou, Brad R. Torgersen, Terri Wallace, George Wells, Anna Yeatts
Editor(s): Brian Lewis
Cover Artist: Paul Pederson
Interior Artist(s): Paul Pederson
Language: English
Publisher: Empire & Great Jones Little Press
Published: January 2014
ISBN-10: 0988807297
ISBN-13: 9780988807297
ISSN: 2326-4772
Contents:
   “Foreword” by Kevin J. Anderson
   “The Hideki Line” by Brad R. Torgersen
   “Nootropic Software Blues” by Alex Kane
   “Whose Music Is the Gladness of the World” by George Wells
   “Real Plastic Trees” by Erica L. Satifka
   “From Here to Gehenna” by Julia Patt
   “Saint Joan the Two-Headed Llama” by Tom Howard
   “Just One More Sin” by Alexis A. Hunter
   “The Infinite Tide” poem by Marisa Crane
   “Silence Like a Falling Chandelier” by
   “Fire Marks” poem by Ace Pilkington
   “Temple of the Yak” by John Arkwright
   “Icarus Circulates Through the Universe” poem by Laura Redden Erturk
   “String Theory” by Joe Baumann
   “Quicksilver” by Brianne M. Kohl
   “Butterflies” by Stewart C Baker
   “Innocence, Rearranged” by Annie Bellet
   “The Vandalists” by Natalia Theodoridou
   “Sand and Fire” by Melinda Brasher
   “Happy Birthday” by Kaitlyn M.M. Caul
   “Slip Back, Move Forward” by Su J. Sokol
   “9 Steps from Door 9” by Michael Hodges
   “Dead Dog” by JC Hemphill
   “A Sort of Homecoming” by Terri Wallace
   “After the World Ended” by Hannah Lackoff
   “A Trans-Atlantic Occurrence” by A.E. Marlowe
   “Half-Hanged” by Will Mayer
   “Rising Hawk” poem by Florence Major
   “Warp and Weft” by Samantha Kymmell-Harvey
   “Outside In” by Anna Yeatts
   “Scarlet, Crimson, Red” by Sadie Bruce
   “Well Done” by Hannah Streett
   “Mouses” by Chip Houser
   “Bedtime Story on Christmas Eve, 1,000,000 AD” by Alex Shvartsman

Sibyl’s Scriptorium Volume 1 – edited by Ryan Anderson, Jenna Eatough, and Heidi Grover

"Sibyl's Scriptorium Volume 1".

“Sibyl’s Scriptorium Volume 1”.


Title: Sibyl’s Scriptorium Volume 1
Series: Sibyl’s Scriptorium
Number in Series: 1 (one)
Author(s): Nichole Eck, Megan Grey, Bonnie R. Jensen, Mary W. Jensen, Michele Johnson, Avery Kenison, Anneka Winder
Editor(s): Ryan Anderson, Jenna Eatough, Heidi Grover
Cover Artist: James A. Owen
Interior Artist(s): Amie Ballamis, Syd Denise, E.D. Kerr
Publisher: Sibyl’s Scriptorium
Published: January 2014
ISBN-10: 1494992914
ISBN-13: 9781494992910
Catalog Number: FOR OLDER BOOKS
Contents:
   “Automatons and Other Things I’ve Cataloged at Sea” poem by Anneka Winder
   “Window” poem by Mary W. Jensen
   “Fashtonella” by Mary R. Payne
   “The Dragon Law” by Avery Kenison
   “How to Dissolve a Monarchy with a Ghost Named Bucky” by Anneka Winder
   “Butterflies and Rotting Roses” by Megan Grey
   “Where the Action Is” by Bonnie R. Jensen
   “Life Beyond the Ring” by Michele Johnson
   “The Baptism” by Nichole Eck

Raygun Chronicles – Space Opera for a New Age – edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt

"Raygun Chronicles: Space Opera for a New Age" edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt.

“Raygun Chronicles: Space Opera for a New Age” edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt.


Title: Raygun Chronicles: Space Opera for a New Age
Author(s): Lou Antonelli, Robin Wayne Bailey, Keanan Brand, Jennifer Campbell-Hicks, Johne Cook, Brenda Cooper, A.C. Crispin, David Farland, Shaun Farrell, Kaolin Fire, Milo James Fowler, Sarah A. Hoyt, T.M. Hunter, Rob Mancebo, Seanan McGuire, Michael Merriam, Mike Resnick, Michael S. Roberts, A.M. Roelke, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Jenny Schwartz, Allen M. Steele, A.M. Stickel, Paula R. Stiles, Peter J. Wacks
Editor(s): Bryan Thomas Schmidt
Cover Artist: Paul Pederson
Language: English
Publisher: Every Day Publishing
Published: December 2013
ISBN-10: 0988125765
ISBN-13: 9780988125766
Contents:
   “Introduction” by Bryan Thomas Schmidt
   “Essay: Taking Back the Sky” by Johne Cook
   “Frontier ABCs: The Life and Times of Charity Smith, Schoolteacher” by Seanan McGuire
   “Rick the Robber Baron” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
   “To the Shores of Triple, Lee!” by A.M. Stickel
   “The Silver Dollar Saucer” by Lou Antonelli
   “Around the Bend” by Sarah A. Hoyt
   “Sword of Saladin” by Michael S. Roberts
   “Malfunction” by Jennifer Campbell-Hicks
   “Catastrophe Baker and the Ship Who Purred” by Mike Resnick
   “Holly Defiant” by Brenda Cooper
   “Shooting the Devil’s Eye” by Keanan Brand
   “Last, Full Measure” by A.M. Roelke
   “Spider on a Sidewalk” by Paula R. Stiles
   “King of the Galaxy Knights” by Robin Wayne Bailey
   “The Slavers of Ruhn” by Rob Mancebo
   “Can Giraffes Change Their Spots?” by Jenny Schwartz
   “Captain Quasar and the Insurmountable Barrier of Space Junk” by Milo James Fowler
   “Conversion” by Shaun Farrell
   “Twilight World” by A.C. Crispin
   “Catastrophe Baker in the Hall of the Neptunian Kings” by Mike Resnick
   “Ever Dark” by T.M. Hunter
   “Nor to the Strong” by Michael Merriam
   “Space Opera” by Peter J. Wacks
   “The Heiress of Air” by Allen M. Steele
   “Saint Orick” (The Golden Queen) by David Farland
   “The Legend of Rae Raygun” poem by Kaolin Fire

Spark – A Creative Anthology – Volume III – edited by Brian Lewis

"Spark: A Creative Anthology Volume III" edited by Brian Lewis.

“Spark: A Creative Anthology Volume III” edited by Brian Lewis.


Title: Spark: A Creative Anthology, Volume III, October-November 2013
Series: Spark (anthology series)
Number in Series: 3 (three)
Author(s): Barbara Black, Cathy Bryant, John W. Buckley, Fatman Butter, Michael Campagnoli, Kari Castor, Christian Fennell, Beatriz F. Fernandez, D.A. Gray, Mika Hillery, Alexis A. Hunter, Janet E. Irvin, Francesca Linton, Christopher Michel, Deborah Miller-Collins, Rebekah Orton Tom Pescatore, Elizabeth Sachs, Caroline Zarlengo Sposto, Ben Thompson, Megan Turner, George Wells
Editor(s): Brian Lewis
Cover Artist: Rodney Artiles
Interior Artist(s): Paul Pederson
Language: English
Publisher: Empire & Great Jones Little Press
Published: October 2013
ISBN-10: 0988807289
ISBN-13: 9780988807280
ISSN: 2326-4772
Contents:
   “Foreward” by Lidia Yuknavitch
   “To the River” by George Wells
   “The Story of a Mother” by Mika Hillery
   “Night Class in Syracuse” poem by Christopher Michel
   “Silver Linings” by Fatman Butter
   “Leafing” by Elizabeth Sachs
   “Yellow Roses on Snow” poem by Cathy Bryant
   “Letters to Mary” by Megan Turner
   “Sleepless on Medicine Creek” poem by D.A. Gray
   “Wrong Side of God” by Alexis A. Hunter
   “All-You-Can-Eat” by Ben Thompson
   “Sister Eugénie’s Wonderful Glass Eye” poem by Barbara Black
   “A Brief Theory of Triangular Scale” by Janet E. Irvin
   “Temporal Shift” poem by Tom Pescatore
   “Jukebox Lament” by John W. Buckley
   “Angel of the Equinox” by Christian Fennell
   “Before Ararat” poem by Kari Castor
   “Call, Talk, Lock” by Deborah Miller-Collins
   “Very Truly Yours, Irene Norton, née Adler” poem by Beatriz F. Fernandez
   “Gold Stars and Forget-Me-Nots” by Francesca Linton
   “Inner Night” poem by Michael Campagnoli
   “Chivalry” by Caroline Zarlengo Sposto
   “Future Wife” poem by Rebekah Orton

Spark – A Creative Anthology – Volume II – edited by Brian Lewis

"Spark: A Creative Anthology Volume II" edited by Brian Lewis.

“Spark: A Creative Anthology Volume II” edited by Brian Lewis.


Title: Spark: A Creative Anthology, Volume II, July-August 2013
Series: Spark (anthology series)
Number in Series: 2 (two)
Author(s): Andrew Blackman, Simon Bradley, James Burgin, Ashley Capes, Ellen Denton, Christine Edwards, Beatriz Fernandez, Sandy Hiortdahl, Alexis A. Hunter, Sarah Kravitz, Hunter Liguore, Daniel Pearlman, Richard King Perkins II, Jennifer Racek, Kate Raynes, Lisa Reeves, Cynthia Guenther Richardson, Robert J. Sawyer, Scott Skrabal, Michelle Soudier, Brandon Tietz, George Wells, Melissa Ziegler
Editor(s): Brian Lewis
Cover Artist: Charles King
Interior Artist(s): Paul Pederson
Language: English
Publisher: Empire & Great Jones Little Press
Published: July 2013
ISBN-10: 0988807254
ISBN-13: 9780988807259
ISSN: 2326-4772
Contents:
   “Foreward” by Brian Lewis
   “Perspective” by Michelle Soudier
   “Oh, How We Lived and Died There” poem by Kate Raynes
   “Ultimate Grand Supreme Super Sexy Baby” by Brandon Tietz
   “The Horse Race for Existence” poem by Scott Skrabal
   “Caught in Vagrante” by Daniel Pearlman
   “Alzheimer’s” poem by James Burgin
   “Patron Saint of the Lowlands” by George Wells
   “El Camino Cielo” by Sarah Kravitz
   “Spring Awakening” by Melissa Ziegler
   “Google Earth: Madison County” poem by Lisa Reeves
   “Me” by Hunter Liguore
   “Semi-Detatched” by Simon Bradley
   “Wiping Out” by Robert J. Sawyer
   “Somnus and the March Hare” by Ashley Capes
   “Getting on the Liver Transplant List” poem by Cynthia Guenther Richardson
   “Amulets” poem by Cynthia Guenther Richardson
   “Flames” by Andrew Blackman
   “The Shadow Attached to His Name” by Alexis A. Hunter
   “Monday ^ Erasure of” poem by Sandy Hiortdahl
   “The Barfly from Apartment Twenty-One” by Christine Edwards
   “The Confession” by Ellen Denton
   “The Point of No Return” poem by Beatriz Fernandez
   “The Library at the Center of the World” by Jennifer Racek
   “Translucent Paramours” poem by Richard King Perkins II