Cirsova #8 is out now! This Hugo-nominated magazine features fun and fantastic fiction in a great range, from Conan-style sword and sorcery, to weird tales of horror and the occult, to space opera on a galactic scale!
I’ve only read a couple of stories so far in this issue, but I have to honestly say I’m impressed. It’s good to see the editor–Mr. P. Alexander–taking the risks that he has. There are two tales that kind of surprise me, both stories I’d expect to also find in the more mainstream spec fic mags. The reason they probably aren’t in those mags? Because they have action, excitement, and fun, along with being written from less common SF perspectives.
Which stories am I talking about? Well, you’ll have to read it to find out. There’s something for everyone in the pages of Cirsova, and issue 8 keeps pace with (and possibly exceeds) all those before it.
And did I mention space pirates?!
Yes, another installment of the adventures of Captain Leonidas Hawksblood appears here too, the first of a two-part story. I plan to write whole books featuring the crew of The Lion’s Share someday soon. In fact, as I was mowing the lawn last night, I came up with yet another episode for these misfit anti-heroes. But I have a few other projects to finish and holes to fill before I get to them.
Here’s a list of this issue’s contents:
- Slavers of Venus, by Nathan Dabney
- Promontory, by Jon Zaremba
- Littermates (Part 1 of 2), by J.D. Brink
- Brandy and Dye, by Jim Breyfogle
- Breaking the Accords, by Amy Power Jansen
- The Dream Lords, by Donald Jacob Uitvlugt
- Only a Coward, by Jennifer Povey
- Party Smashers, by Ken McGrath
- Going Native, by J. Manfred Weichsel