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THE MYTH OF THE STRONG FEMALE PROTAGONIST
For writers, the devil is in the details, and the strong protagonist, of whatever gender, is in the execution.
by Aaron Allston

ICARUS PROLOGUE
But just then I thought I heard a sound above us, kind of a whistling, and I took a step back. The demon raised his claw and got ready to swipe…but he never did.
by Gregory A. Wilson

EXCERPT FROM THE CAULDRON
The sight of the woman’s angry, tear-streaked face emerging from the mist wrenched a painful gasp from him. “I’m sorry,’ he managed, not knowing why or how he spoke…
by Jean Rabe

THE SF/F AUDIENCE
A long time ago in a town far, far away kids could only check out books from the children’s section in the basement of the Ottawa Public Library.
by Jean Rabe

THE RAVEN
A Supreme Species Superhero Story
by Maxwell Alexander Drake

A PECULIAR CONSTITUTIONAL
My wife and I often take a constitutional most evenings after I arrive home from work with our feline companion, Chester. This particular evening in question, I was intrigued by an invitation…
By Bryan Young

WHEN YOU’RE DEAD…
I felt dead, and it was all Lancaster Dean’s fault. Pain pulsed through my skull. I was pretty sure it was cracked…
by Michael A. Stackpole

SHADES OF HONOR
Captain Rye Bishop was a decent man. Especially for someone I had tried to kill the day before.
by Brian E. Shaw