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Current Issue Number 94 Vol. 28 October 2015

NEVERMORE ed. by Nancy Kilpatrick and Caro Soles. Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy (, 2015, 271 pp., $15.95. ISBN 978-177053085-0. Click here to purchase.

Another collection as homage to Edgar Allan Poe.

Here are my favorite stories:

“Street of the Dead House” by Robert Lopresti. A brilliant doctor works to ensure that an ape can think, as a method of treatment for feeble-minded humans. But others have plans for the ape, named Jupiter – who is trying to understand, and survive, a terribly human world, full of deceit and corruption.

“Finding Ulalume” by Lisa Morton. A search-and-rescue team member is obsessed by the dark and dangerous woods of Weir Forest, at the end of Route 24. She lost her sister Anna, possibly to dark forces within the forest. And the rescue team member decides to enter it, in search of lost hikers, and what she encounters is on the far side of the unexpected.

“The Lighthouse” by Barbara Fradkin. An abandoned Newfoundland lighthouse holds a frightened woman who suddenly has to care for a lost Nazi sailor during early World War II.

“Afterlife” by William F. Nolan, Jason V. Brock and Sunni K. Brock. Tourists to Baltimore venture to the bar where Edgar Allan Poe was last seen before his untimely and mysterious death. His spirit needs releasing, and one woman helps him achieve that.

“The Drowning City” by Loren Rhoads. A woman who nonchalantly gets lost in Venice learns to experience how otherworldly it can be.Andrew Andrews


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