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Featured Poet: Will H. Blackwell Jr. Article: My Journey to Speculative Poetry by JD DeHart.

Bring Me the Head of Philip K. Dick’s Simulacrum

Philip Dick died in March of 1982. After his death, Hanson Robotics created a robot in the likeness of the author. It was one of the most advanced of its time, programmed to respond to questions and capable of quoting … Continue reading Bring Me the Head of Philip K. Dick’s Simulacrum

The Comfort of Screams

The Comfort of Screams is the latest collection of dark poetry from G. O. Clark. Within its pages you’ll encounter ghosts, witches, Nature run amuck, The Old Ones, and, Death. Add to these the coroner’s daughter, a mortician, a rock … Continue reading The Comfort of Screams

Outposts of Beyond July 2018

Novelette The Lady Who Sings to the Dead by Steve Cameron Short Stories The One That Is All by Mike Adamson The Voice of the Moroth by John Buentello & Lawrence Buentello The Monster at the End of the World … Continue reading Outposts of Beyond July 2018

Drabble Harvest #10-Shapeshifter Brothel

One size does NOT fit all, and not all cats are gray after dark. Some of them aren’t even cats.

Brigstowe Dragons 2: Return of the Black Magician

Kenric, the telepathic Dragon Master, must once again confront the evil sorcerer Kemshah. This time the Black Magician has abducted Kenric’s true love, holding her in exchange for the Orb of Orcas—a device of which Kenric knows only that the … Continue reading Brigstowe Dragons 2: Return of the Black Magician

Disturbed #21

June 2018 Disturbed stories As the Crow Flies by Lorraine Pinelli Brown Très Mal by Paul Lubaczewski The Cat’s Meow by Joss Schlossberg Milk by Iri Sumner The Key of Love, or Lovesick by Robyn Groth The Blight by Will … Continue reading Disturbed #21

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Featured Poet is Gordon Brown. Article: Becoming an American Sijo Poet by Nissa Annakindt.

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

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