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First off, Kaleidotrope, Autumn 2015 is here!

Hot Damn! There’s so much to dig into in this issue, and it’s most gratifying to see my art on the cover.

The Encounter - Kaleidotrope Cover Art - P. Emerson Williams

The Encounter – Kaleidotrope Cover Art – P. Emerson Williams

Fred Coppersmith, the venerable editor of Kaleidotrope, has assembled a great and fascinating journey for us in the pages of the latest edition, which can be read at www.kaleidotrope.net. The stories can also be downloaded in epub and mobi format to be loaded onto your favourite reader or tablet, which is how I curled up to delve into these stories and poems.

FICTION

POETRY

Merging With The watcher - Electric Spec Vol.10, Issue 3 Cover - P. Emerson Williams

Merging With The watcher – Electric Spec Vol.10, Issue 3 Cover – P. Emerson Williams

Electric Spec Volume 10 Issue 3 is out and is a doozy!

With a batch of stories that cover quite an amazing range of genre and styles, this issue of Electric Spec will give you dreams of this world, the world next door and all points in between.

  • Letter from the Editors Volume 10 Issue 3, September 10, 2015

FICTION

  • “Ghostalker” by T.L.Huchu
  • “The Metal of a Man” by Travis Heermann
  • “A Dose of Aconite” by Lindsey Duncan
  • “Tried and True” by Daniel Brock
  • “Peacekeeper” by Jamie Killen
  • Special Feature: Interview with Gail Carriger
  • Editors Corner “Rex’s Last Ride” by David E. Hughes

Head on over to Electric Spec and settle in to be delighted and unsettled!

Phantasms

And finally, what you see above is a taste of the art that is taking over my consciousness as I work on illustrations for a print and ebook edition of Thomas Jude Barclay Morrison‘s haunting Phantasmagoria.

Be sure to check out Thomas’ latest short story – a scifi myth entitled Norns which has just been published in this month’s Esoterica Zine (Vol. 2: Plant).

“The silver ship plummets from the star-strewn stratosphere, like a phosphorescent, quicksilver meteor. At first it is but a rapidly falling point of pure white light, but its brilliant circle swells as it descends, until the hull’s metallic disk obscures a substantial swathe of sky, directly above you. It halts with impossible suddenness, some one hundred feet in the air, and hangs absolutely motionless, in perfect silence.”

“Three knowing Norns,
From the Well beneath the Tree:
Fate, Becoming and Necessity are their names.
They make laws, they choose lives,
They set our fates.”
– The Poetic Edda