Kelly Link: I want to do right but not right now.
Gavin J. Grant: I do want to write but not right now.
Gabrielle Moss, Ariel Franklin-Hudson: Interns.
Avenue Victor Hugo Books: Origin point for this zine and many other wonderful things, now closed. Owner will be selling books elsewhere. Our thanks to everyone there for 10 years (out of 29) of a good place.
Douglas Lain — Music Lessons
David Nahm — Sitting on a Bench in the Park
Susan Mosser — Ragdog
James Sallis — Two Stories
Richard Butner — Pete and Earl
Jay Lake — A Conspiracy of Dentists
Matthew Latkiewicz — Felix Soutre, Puppeteer
J. Cox — The Half-Fey House
Devon Monk — Beer with a Hamster Chaser
V. Anne Arden — Sun
Bret Fetzer — Careless Liza
Deborah Roggie — The Enchanted Trousseau
David Blair — Two Poems
Trent Walters — The Coyotl
Sally Bayley — The Blue Period
William Smith — The Film Column: Greaser’s Palace
Matthew Latkiewicz — Felix Soutre, Puppeteer
Christoph Meyer — Projection
Gwenda Bond — Dear Aunt Gwenda
Online Extra: L. Timmel Duchamp — What’s the Story? Reading Anna Kavan’s Ice
DAvId J. ShUUArtz A NOtE AbOUt thE TYpE
Recently: Miranda #10,11. Kate’s taking it to the streets, going to zine fests, and more. Quite a few zines about motherhood out now (time passes, zinesters become hipsters, homesters, momster/dadsters). This is the one we enjoy the most. [$2, K. Haas, 3510 SE Alder St., Portland, OR 97214] · Postcards from the Voodoo Sex Cult #2. Joe Strummer RIP in 28 pages. Thoughtful, heart-breaking. [$2, Veronica Schanoes (who had a story in LCRW 13), POB 2140. Phil. PA, 19103] · Space-Crime Books & Games moved! 18 Strong Ave., Northampton, MA 01060 · Berserker #3. Freebie letter-sized newspaper-print comix zine from Syracuse U. Names to remember: Matt Finley, Phil Davis, Albert Birney, Jon Moses. [berserkercomics at yahoo.com] · Monterra’s Deliciosa & Other Tales &, Anna Tambour. [Prime] · Brood X. · Cockahoop, Cerys Matthews. Catatonia lead singer no longer. Great album of covers and originals: catchy, addictive and all those other things pop’s meant to be. [Blanco y Negro] · The Growing Upheaval #8. Dark perzine about drugs, not quite connecting, diet, & college. [$? growingupheaval at yahoo.com] · Tonguecat, Peter Verhelst. An amazing feat of imaginative writing; a meditation on the nationstate, dictators, and power; a love story. Wild, fun, dark, complicated. Translated from the Dutch by Sherry Marx. [FSG] · Leeking Ink #28. Long-lived perzine which hopefully you’ve sent your $2 off to see. Davida also puts together the amazing and useful Xerography Debt (which along with The Free Press Death Ship and Zine World will have you working in a diner just to get those dollar tips to send off for more zines to read and read and read). Job-wise she keeps moving, trying different things, following her ethics and her heart. Looks good, too. [$2, D.G.Brier, POB 963, Havre de Grace, MD 21078] · Howard Dean and Dennis Kucinich changing the U.S. political conversation from fear to hope. · The Jane Austen Book Club, Karen Joy Fowler. When good things happen to good books. [Putnam] · Doris #21. Cindy’s reached G on her alphabetical tour and recommends not reading this alone. We 2nd that. Pieces on Girl Gangs, Guatemala, and Gender and the focus throughout is on abuse. Get back issues at Quimby’s or Downtown News & Books in Asheville, NC. [$1.50, Cindy, POB 1734, Asheville, NC 28802] · White Devils, Paul McAuley & Forty Signs of Rain, Kim Stanley Robinson. You know: “Like thrillers, but good.” [Tor, Bantam] · Jamieson’s Robust Dark Chocolate — “Chocolate from Africa’s Gold Coast.” 70% cocoa solids and smooth as the day is long. Thank you for this, Lord. Claim to run small farms and use few pesticides. Perhaps fair trade will make its way from the coffee shops to the chocolate makers. · The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin. Brilliant ’70s consumer satire. (Thanks, Ross.) [BBC] ·
V. Anne Arden has a doctorate in biology and is currently a postdoc (the way-station between student and professor). She has been telling herself stories for as long as she can remember, and is happy that other people would like to read them. She looks at the sun often, and has even seen an eclipse.
Sally Bayley has taught writing and literature in the USA and the UK. She currently teaches literature at Balliol College, Oxford. She has published poems in several literary journals and contributes regularly to the Balliol College journal. She is in the process of setting up an international literary and poetry journal. She has no illusions that one day she will be famous.
David Blair has poems forthcoming in Fence, Hotel Amerika, and The Greensboro Review. He teaches at the New England Institute of Art.
Gwenda Bond blogs with a glass of chardonnay in hand and an easy familiarity with best and worst of the silver screen.
Richard Butner is a slow-moving, tree-dwelling mammal who hangs upside down from branches and feeds on leaves and fruits. Small Beer have just published a chapbook of his short fiction, Horses Blow Up Dog City & Other Stories.
J. Cox has had poetry published in Flesh and Blood, Once Upon a World, Eclipse, and other magazines.
L. Timmel Duchamp lives in the Pacific Northwest. Her collection, Love’s Body, Dancing in Time (Aqueduct Press) is on your reading list.
Bret Fetzer writes plays and short stories. His collections of original fairy tales, Tooth & Tongue and Petals & Thorns, are available here. He wrote the narration for the documentary film Le Petomane: Fin de Siecle Fartiste, directed by Igor Vamos. He is a company member of Annex Theatre in Seattle, WA.
Douglas Lain recognizes that he is a member of the entertained public — a public that Guy Debord described in his 1978 film In Girum Imus Nocte et Consumimur Igni as “dying in droves on the freeways, and in each flu epidemic and each heat wave, and with each mistake of those who adulterate their food, and each technical innovation profitable to the numerous entrepreneurs for whose environmental developments they serve as guinea pigs.”
Last week Lain drank six Starbuck’s coffees and daydreamed about revolution 12.5 times. Douglas Lain lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, daughter, and two sons.
Jay Lake lives in Portland, OR. He is a finalist for the 2004 John W.Campbell Award for Best New Writer, as well as for the 2004 Hugo Award for Best Novelette. His stories have appeared in Asimov’s, Leviathan 4, Postscripts, and Realms of Fantasy.
Matthew Latkiewicz owns and spends a lot of time at The Lady Killigrew, a cafe/pub in Montague, MA. Personal Statistics (partial list): First CDs ever purchased: DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper, and Def Leppard’s Hysteria . . . Number of times haircut has been a “buzzcut”: one . . . Books read in one sitting (not including young adult): Jim Thompson’s A Hell of a Woman and Nicholas Mosley’s Impossible Object.
Christoph Meyer lives in a restored mill in Howard, OH with his wife and young son. He publishes a fanzine entitled Twenty-eight Pages Lovingly Bound with Twine. He doesn’t hold any degrees and has won no prestigious awards. He doesn’t have electronic mail but can reached via the good ol’ USPS at P.O. Box 106 Danville, OH 43014.
Devon Monk lives in Oregon’s microbrew country. Her short fiction has appeared in such venues as the Year’s Best Fantasy 2, Amazing Stories, Realms of Fantasy, Talebones, &c. In addition to short fiction, she is currently writing novels in which the hamster is optional.
Susan Mosser once worked in a bakery. She also once worked on a zine, Turbocharged Fortune Cookie. She still lives in Florida. Her story “Bumpship,” from the anthology Trampoline, was reprinted in The Year’s Best Science Fiction.
David Connerley Nahm, born in Kentucky, now lives in Carrboro, NC, with his wife and cat. He is in the pop band Audubon Park. He has stories forthcoming in Trunk Stories and Surgery of Modern Warfare.
Deborah Roggie has read her stories on the NYC radio program, WBAI’s “Hour of the Wolf,” and at the New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series at Dixon Place. She lives in New Jersey and is currently working on a novel. These days, she’s too busy writing to embroider much.
James Sallis lives in Phoenix, AZ, and can recommend good restaurants all around the U.S.A. (and a few other countries). He is the author of many good books.
David J. Schwartz‘s eyes hurt. He would like you to know that his fiction has appeared in Talebones, Flashquake.org, On Spec, Paradox and Grasslimb as well as in LCRW 13. He also maintains a reading journal and publishes the fiction zine The Dogtown Review. Now, if you’ll excuse him, he’s going to lie down for a little while.
William Smith is a slight, fast-moving urban dweller who shifts between analog and digital with ease. He rides a bike, presently works for a much smaller book-related business than previously, and is the publisher of Trunk Stories.
Trent Walters confesses an infamous drug addiction paralleled by none with the possible exception of Thomas DeQuincy. He edits an e-zine, quarto. Works of his have appeared in 3 AM Magazine, Carleton Arts Review, Mid-America Poetry Review, Minnesota River Review, The Pittsburgh Quarterly, &c.
Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, No.14 June 2004. This basic unit of literature slips out the side door in June and November from Small Beer Press, 176 Prospect Ave., Northampton, MA 01060. $5 per single issue or $20/4. Apologies for the rising subscription price and slowing response times. Ignore anything you’ve heard from us or anyone else about a third annual issue. It never happened, you didn’t miss out, and that review was no doubt product of some of that delicious unpasteurized cheese. Contents © the authors. All rights reserved. Submissions, requests for guidelines, &c all good things should be sent to the address above. No SASE: no reply. For external use only. Slimming, but in no way part of a low-carbohydrate diet. This issue extensively tested (read: read) on animals, particularly pernicious spelling-obsessed squirrels. As ever, thanks. Printed by Paradise Copies, 30 Craft Ave., Northampton, MA 01060 413-585-0414
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