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The Spring 213 issue of Bull Spec Magazine

This issue features fiction by Rich Matrunick, Elizabeth Creith, Brenda Cannon Kalt, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Gwendolyn Clare, and Peter Wood and Paul Celmer, an excerpt of Mur Lafferty’s novel The Shambling Guide to New York City, an interview with Kim Stanley Robinson by Paul Kincaid and another interview with Toni Weisskopf by Gerald and Angela Blackwell, non-fiction from Richard Dansky, Lewis Manalo, CD Covington, Jason Erik Lundberg, Joseph Giddings, and Brittany Warman, poetry by Gale Haut, Gwendolyn Clare, Hannah Beresford, FJ Bergmann, and Amanda C. Davis, and illustrations by Cynthia Sheppard (cover art), Alice Holleman, Nathan Matrunck, Jason Strutz, Angi Shearstone, and Gabriel Dunston.



  • “Omens” by Cynthia Sheppard

FICTION: 15,865 words

  • “Here Be Dragons” by Elizabeth Creith — post-apocalyptic — 3450 words
  • “Ancilla” by Brenda Cannon Kalt (local) — sf — 4875 words
  • “Nahuales” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia — horror — 1185 words
  • “Barren Sky” by Rich Matrunick (local) — sf — 4115 words
  • “Call Down the Snow” by Gwendolyn Clare (local) — contemporary fantasy — 1600 words
  • “Rogue Zombie” by Peter Wood and Paul Celmer (local) — 640 words


  • The Shambling Guide to New York City by Mur Lafferty (Orbit, May 2013)


  • Part 4 of 4 of “The Long Lives of Heroes” by Jeremy Whitley (story) and Jason Strutz (art)


  • “Involuntary” by Gale Haut
  • “Among Us” by Hannah Beresford
  • “The Narrow Hours” by Gwendolyn Clare
  • “Fabrication” by F.J. Bergmann
  • “Sparks Between Our Teeth” by Amanda C. Davis


  • The Exploding Spaceship — a new regular column by Gerald and Angela Blackwell, with reviews of recent Baen books, and an interview of publisher Toni Weisskopf
  • Richard Dansky remembers Ray Bradbury
  • Lewis Manalo on ConCarolinas film festival
  • The Clockwork Pen by Joseph Giddings — reviews of 3 Steampunk titles from Pyr
  • Paul Kincaid reviews 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit) along with a feature-length interview
  • C.D. Covington reviews Pilgrim of the Sky by Natania Barron, and both Exogene and Chimera by T.C. McCarthy
  • Jason Erik Lunbderg reviews 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
  • Review of Moment of Change — interview with editor Rose Lemberg
  • Farewell editorial from outgoing fiction editor Samuel Montgomery-Blinn

Fiction Editor and Publisher: Samuel Montgomery-Blinn

Managing Editor: Melinda Thielbar

Poetry Editor: Dan Campbell

Non-Fiction Editor: Alex Ward

Art Director: Gabriel Dunston


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