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Indie Crime Fiction of the Month for March 2020

Welcome to the latest edition of “Indie Crime Fiction of the Month”. So what is “Indie Crime Fiction of the Month”? It’s a round-up of crime fiction by indie authors newly published this month, though some February books I missed … Continue reading

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The Cold Crowdfunding Campaign

Save the Girl and Save Me From Having to Toss Her Out of the Airlock Organised by Captain C. Barton Started on August 4, 2178, 08:48                         Category: Accidents and emergencies My name is Barton and I’m the pilot of an … Continue reading

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Luck and Magic 2020 – A Round-Up of Indie St. Patrick’s Day Speculative Fiction

Our monthly round-ups of new speculative fiction and new crime fiction releases by indie authors are a perennially popular feature. Therefore, we now offer you a round-up of our favourite St. Patrick’s Day speculative fiction by indie and small press … Continue reading

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Luck and Crime 2020 – A Round-Up of Indie St. Patrick’s Day Crime Fiction

Our monthly round-ups of new speculative fiction and new crime fiction releases by indie authors are a perennially popular feature. Therefore, we now offer you a round-up of our favourite St. Patrick’s Day mysteries by indie and small press authors. … Continue reading

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Retro Review: “The Huddling Place” by Clifford D. Simak

“The Huddling Place” is a science fiction short story by Clifford D. Simak, which was first published in the July 1944 issue of Astounding Science Fiction and is therefore eligible for the 1945 Retro Hugos. The magazine version may be … Continue reading

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Retro Review: “The Free-Lance of Space” by Edmond Hamilton

“The Free-Lance of Space” by Edmond Hamilton is a space opera short story, which appeared in the May 1944 issue of Amazing Stories and is therefore eligible for the 1945 Retro Hugos. The story may be found here. This review … Continue reading

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Retro Review: “Shadow Over Mars” a.k.a. “The Nemesis from Terra” by Leigh Brackett

Shadow Over Mars by Leigh Brackett is a planetary romance novel, which appeared in the fall 1944 issue of Startling Stories and is therefore eligible for the 1945 Retro Hugos. The magazine version of the novel may be found here. … Continue reading

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Retro Review: “I, Rocket” by Ray Bradbury

“I, Rocket” by Ray Bradbury is a military science fiction short story, which appeared in the May 1944 issue of Amazing Stories and is therefore eligible for the 1945 Retro Hugos. The story may be found here. This review will … Continue reading

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Retro Review: “Iron Mask” by Robert Bloch

“Iron Mask” is a novelette by Robert Bloch, which was first published in the May 1944 issue of Weird Tales and is therefore eligible for the 1945 Retro Hugos. The story may be found online here. This review will also … Continue reading

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Retro Review: “No Woman Born” by C.L. Moore

“No Woman Born” is a novelette by C.L. Moore, which was first published in the December 1944 issue of Astounding Science Fiction and is therefore eligible for the 1945 Retro Hugos. The magazine version may be found online here. This … Continue reading

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