Poison Planet

Aliens rule Earth. Humans are required to provide a tribute of workers. They’ll take Kiri Malik’s brother unless she volunteers in his place. She’s told she need serve only a year—a lie. Kiri is taken to a compound on another … Continue reading Poison Planet


Mulciber is an alternative name for Vulcan, the powerful Roman god who gives and controls fires, including the liquid spirit spurting out of volcanoes and the sparks in the forging of arms and iron. It’s a strikingly apt title for … Continue reading Mulciber

Frostfire Worlds Presents Debby Feo

In this special edition of Frostfire Worlds we’re proud to present the collected works of Debby Feo, a wonderfully imaginative author. Get to know her through an interview and enjoy the vampires and aliens she’s brought to life.

Frostfire Worlds May 2018

Stories Beauty by Naomi Elster Chicken Feed by Eamonn Murphy Clotilda and the Wyvern by Edward H. Parks Zorgusborg by Lynette Roggenbuck Doppelganger Showdown by Daniel Ausema The Green Door by DJ Tyrer The Unicorn’s Gift by Sondra Lampl Captain … Continue reading Frostfire Worlds May 2018

Bloodbond May 2018

Stories The Blood, the Guts, and the Dirt y J.G. Formato Side Effects: In Conversation with Senator Scott O’Connor by Allison Epstein Does Hydrargyria Cause Vampirism? by Debby Feo One for the Road by Jesse Weiner Stalking Nemesis by Mike … Continue reading Bloodbond May 2018

Bugs in the System

Parasitic brain slugs that control sentient species. Hulking space alligators with bad attitudes. Beautiful blue creatures with psionic gifts that make them perfect therapists and lovers. All of this and more lies within an area of space known as the … Continue reading Bugs in the System

Time Off

Have you ever been so stressed out at work that your boss forces you to take a vacation? Ex-Navy Seal, Edward Tanner was. On a whim he decided to take an Interstellar cruise; see new worlds, experience new thrills, make … Continue reading Time Off

Illumen 31

Features are The Marge Simon Page and The Yuan Changming Page. Lots of other voices, familiar and new.

The Sisterhood of the Blood Moon

For thousands of Earth years, the Transgalactic Consortium has had a quiet interest in this planet and its inhabitants, the Haurans. While the Sisterhood of the Blood Moon works together with the Consortium and Haurans to maintain balance in the … Continue reading The Sisterhood of the Blood Moon

Outposts of Beyond April 2018

Outposts of Beyond April 2018 Short Stories A Prophecy and the People by Beth Powers Kuro no Ken by Mike Morgan The Turning by Lisa Timpf Bellatrix in the Night Sky by Kendall Evans Sweet Bells Jangled by Regina Clark … Continue reading Outposts of Beyond April 2018

The Moth and the Flame: A Yoelin Thibbony Rescue

Yoelin’s periphery is under attack, and she has to close down her chosen purpose in life—performing Rescues, of children, people, and things. Her investigation takes her into the sordid world of betrayal. Too many people want her dead—including her former … Continue reading The Moth and the Flame: A Yoelin Thibbony Rescue

Disturbed #20

stories The Dogs of Venus by Sinéad McCabe Once a Patsy by John H. Dromey The Secret Procedure by Jason Radak In Memoriam by Alan Murdock Abraxas by Joseph Cusumano flash fiction Red Paint by Kailyn Kausen Happy Birthday, Dear … Continue reading Disturbed #20

Bridges into the Imagination

Stories are Bridges, and they take you deep into the realms of the possible and the what-if. The four novellas herein find you in rural lands dealing with the native spirits, and discovering a unique hiding place and purpose for … Continue reading Bridges into the Imagination

Aoife’s Kiss

In the urban legends it is said that when Aoife kisses you, she takes you to a better place, a better world. Thus the disappearances of children and the elderly are explained. But now the elderly are turning up dead. … Continue reading Aoife’s Kiss

Candle and Pins: Poems on Superstitions

The poems of “Candle and Pins” are inspired by familiar—and some unfamiliar—superstitions, ranging from love charms to burial practices, parsley seeds to the evil eye. Like superstitions themselves, these poems explore the terrain where magic and everyday life intertwine, and … Continue reading Candle and Pins: Poems on Superstitions

Frostfire Worlds February 2018

FROSTFIRE WORLDS February 2018 Stories A Spot of Orange by E.L. Bates Stick to the Beat by Andra Cox Christen And Satisfaction Brought Her Back by Tom Howard Bells by Vonnie Winslow Crist Cydonia-Based Egg for Rent by Russell Hemmell … Continue reading Frostfire Worlds February 2018