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.007
October 02, 2003: ·007 was an eight-wheeled "American" loco, slightly different from others of his type, and as he stood he was worth ten thousand dollars on the Company's books. By Rudyard Kipling. Classic Reprint, September 2003.

13 Days of Glory
April 02, 2002: Welcome to Irreverent Icons Month! This week: The Alamo.

13th Floor CVO
July 13, 2003: The chimps threw open the door to the stall and screamed at a man hiding in the women's restroom. By Doug Schwartz. Illustrated by Jaxon Renick. Original Fiction, July 2003.

15 Readers in 30 Minutes
August 11, 2006: Our friends at Space Squid celebrated their second issue with 15 writers in 30 minutes. Even with a few no-shows that left only two minutes per. Give a listen to hear how it went.

Abaddon
July 04, 2003: It only comes once every thousands of years. I was wondering if it'll even recognize the Earth any more. By Steven Utley. Illustrated by Erin Merlino. Classic Reprint, July 2003.

An Act of Resistance
October 14, 2006: "Don't tell anyone what you saw. There's nothing people like us can do about it now." Original fiction by Bill McKinley, October 2006.

The Adapter
March 05, 2004: He waited until there was no vehicle near enough to see what he did. Then he became a grasshopper and bounced through the mesh of the fence. By Ardath Mayhar. Illustrated by Fernando Ramirez. Classic Reprint, February 2004.

The Adventure of the German Student
October 27, 2002: She pointed to the guillotine with a gesture of dreadful signification. . . .

After The Jump
December 09, 2011: A hacking career takes a turn when a call comes from a dead friend.

The Age of Mud and Slime
March 23, 2003: McNiel took a long, unsatisfying pull on his beer, belched resonantly, and said, "Prehistoric times sure suck, all right." By Steve Utley. Illustrated by Fernando Ramirez.

Alien Dreams
November 23, 2005: "The dull silver sheen reflected everything around in a twisted inversion that tugged at the eye. It was a tiny singularity waiting to suck their whole team in." By Jay Lake. Illustrated by Erin Spaull. Original Fiction, November 2005.

The All-Night, One-Stop Apocalypse Shop
January 07, 2008: Saving the world for $6.25 an hour.

Anayasia's Dream
September 08, 2005: "Radiation and exotic particles burst forth into fresh, new space, as did Anayasia before plummeting miles toward the surface of the Earth." Written and Illustrated by Joe Sharcoff. Classic Reprint, September 2005.

Angelorum Orbis
June 27, 2004: He wondered what sort of religions might have flourished on the planet below. Maybe a new totem or fetish might find its way into his vault. By Scott Nicholson. Illustrated by Jaxon Renick. Classic Reprint, June 2004.

The Angle of My Dreams
July 04, 2003: My name is Ronnie Marshall and I was eleven the year the space shuttle blew up. By Jay Lake. Illustrated by Fernando Ramirez. Classic Reprint, July 2003.

Another Continuum Heard From!
April 02, 2004: The count is made, the cry rings out, "Another continuum heard from!" and the winner is declared. By Steven Utley. Illustrated by Jaxon Renick. Original Fiction, April 2004.

Another Girl
October 03, 2002: From Any Time At All: The Lives and Times of Roxanne Bonaventure. By Chris Roberson, illustrated by John Picacio.

The Ape and the Mystery
October 10, 2002: Will the secret of the Mona Lisa's smile ever be revealed? Only by the grace of God and ape.

Archimedes' Choice
February 02, 2006: "The Scandian ships vaulted the mountainous ocean crests and pounced on Marcus' fleet like Julius Caesar's assassins." By Danny Adams. Illustrated by Matt and Myriam Benya. Original Fiction, January 2006.

Armageddon Clearance Sale
December 23, 2005: "If the oracle had it right, they'd pick up one of the missing Gates of Hell —

As the Wolf Turns
March 19, 2004: He got up from his chair, paced away from her, then turned back towards her with his hand extended. "Hello, my name is Dave, and I'm a werewolf." By Katherine Sanger. Illustrated by Erin Merlino. Original Fiction, March 2003.

The Astronomer
March 09, 2003: The moment it opened its rosy, vaporous petals, the music streamed upward, greeting with an upsurge of joy the appearance of the yellow nucleus ó the hidden eye of the Creator himself. By Zoran Zivkovic. Illustrated by Doug Potter.

Back to the Stone Age
January 06, 2003: We've been at war for fourteen years, though things have been pretty much one-sided since early in '46. And that's my story: The Ten Years After Theme. By Jake "Buddy" Saunders. Illustrated by Jaxon Rennick.

Bad Medicine
March 09, 2003: The hiker turned and Mac saw his eyes. They were twin coals of white fire in empty sockets, unearthly, impossible, and glowing with a cold heat. By Martha Wells. Illustrated by Theodoro Gomez.

The Bell-Tower
September 30, 2004: "Stone by stone, month by month, the tower rose. Higher, higher; snail-like in pace, but torch or rocket in its pride." By Herman Melville. Illustrated by Teresa Tunaley. Classic Reprint, September 2004.

Beyond the Sea
August 29, 2002: Family, Mozart, and the mysteries of the sea in this magical new fabulation by Steve Utley.

Big Shotgun
April 22, 2005: "My name is Big Shotgun. I used to have an English name; it was the name of a long dead shaman of the English." By A. Bin Talal. Illustrated by Teresa Tunaley. Original Fiction, April 2005.

Billy
March 23, 2003: "It's your son. He hasn't died. He's breathing normally. His EKG is fine. No brain activity, of course. Not surprising, since he hasn't got one." By Paul Di Filippo. Illustrated by Jaxon Rennick.

The Black Hammer
November 22, 2004: Original fiction by Laura J. Underwood. Illustrated by Emily Veinglory.

The Black Mother
October 19, 2003: I pulled the bolt on the bed of the truck. The ten-foot doors swung open. From the dark, orange sonar eyes glittered. By Wendy Wheeler. Illustrated by Erin Merlino. Classic Reprint, October 2003.

Black Triangle
November 06, 2001: We finally have a chance to find out which is worse: the UFOs themselves, or our not knowing why they're here. By Steve Aylett, illustrated by Shannon Wheeler.

Blessed Assurance
May 25, 2004: In coming to dance tonight at the edge of his web, William Leroy Fereman had taken that important first step toward joining the ranks of the Insured. By K.D. Wentworth. Illustrated by Rob Mansperger. Original Fiction, May 2004.

Bob the Dinosaur Goes to Disneyland
October 16, 2001: RevolutionSF warmly presents a story about a dinosaur, an amusement park, and the death of all that's good and innocent in life. By Joe R. Lansdale, as adapted by Rick Klaw and Doug Potter.

Boppin' at the High School Hop
May 04, 2003: There was something out there in the dark of the evening, and it didn't look like kids wearing socks. By Bill Crider. Illustrated by Doug Potter.

The Boy Child
April 18, 2003: If man could not be carried to the stars safe in tubes and ice he would have to be carried there in the bloody flesh of the womb. By John Scott Falkenberg. Illustrated by Fernando Ramirez. Original Fiction, April 2003.

Boys Will Be Boys
October 30, 2004: "Not so long ago, about a year back, a very rotten kid named Clyde Edson walked the Earth." By Joe R. Lansdale. Illustrated by Robert E. Mansperger, Jr. Classic Reprint, October 2004.

A Brief History of Negative Space
June 25, 2002: Games and fantasy, thoughts and stratagems: Do we imagine, or merely perceive? By Chris Nakashima-Brown.

Brilliance
January 04, 2007: Life is never so precious as it is when you can leave it. By Jessica Reisman. Illustrated by Cindy Barry. Original Fiction, January 2007.

A Broken Promise
January 29, 2013: Slowly he reached in, inch by careful inch until he finally grasped Excalibur.

Burning Sky
July 11, 2002: Louise risked everything to find the Free Women; what would she lose to escape them?

Can You Say Hellelujah?
February 16, 2006: "These are not the end times, my friends! These are the first times! This is the beginning, folks, the Genesis, the Alpha! We only just started!" By Mikal Trimm. Illustrated by Erin Spaull.

The Case of the Vanishing Ghost
January 30, 2003: The Great Detective has a case which is baffling police throughout the world, and has the newspapers of a continent reduced to wild conjectures. By Gene Wolfe. Illustrated by Doug Potter.

A Case of Yellow Bricks and Emerald Towers
December 12, 2006: "Let me start by pointing out that the claw marks on this poor girl are consistent with those of an African lion, most specifically the lions found within the Tsavo region." 3rd place winner in our Clarion, Schmarion contest.

The Castle Guard
December 28, 2004: Original Fiction, December 2004.

Chaos and the Gods
August 18, 2003: The surface of the sea sparkled as the moon, bowed like a wind-filled sail, beat its course along the horizon. By Steven Utley. Illustrated by Lori Krell. Original Fiction, August 2003

Clarion, Schmarion: A Fiction Contest
August 11, 2006: Have you been workshopped until you cried? Here's your chance for revenge!

Con Dorks 2: Chance of a Lifetime
March 01, 2010: The exciting conclusion to the greatest role-playing heist ever.

Con Dorks 2: Chapter 10
December 11, 2009: Sometimes Dungeons and Dragons does lead to satanism and criminal activity.

Con Dorks 2: Chapter 11
December 11, 2009: Sometimes Dungeons and Dragons does lead to satanism and criminal behavior.

Con Dorks 2: Chapter 12
December 11, 2009: Sometimes Dungeons and Dragons does lead to satanism and criminal behavior.

Con Dorks 2: Chapter 13
December 11, 2009: Sometimes Dungeons and Dragons does lead to satanism and criminal behavior.

Con Dorks 2: Chapter 14
December 11, 2009: Sometimes Dungeons and Dragons does lead to satanism and criminal behavior.

Con Dorks 2: Chapter 15
January 07, 2010: Sometimes Dungeons and Dragons does lead to satanism and criminal behavior.

Con Dorks 2: Chapter 24
January 07, 2010: Sometimes Dungeons and Dragons does lead to satanism and criminal behavior.

Con Dorks 2: Chapter 5
December 11, 2009: Sometimes Dungeons and Dragons does lead to satanism and criminal activity.

Con Dorks 2: Chapter 6
December 11, 2009: Sometimes Dungeons and Dragons does lead to satanism and criminal activity.

Con Dorks 2: Chapter 7
December 11, 2009: Sometimes Dungeons and Dragons does lead to satanism and criminal activity.

Con Dorks 2: Chapter 8
December 11, 2009: Sometimes Dungeons and Dragons does lead to satanism and criminal activity.

Con Dorks 2: Chapter 9
December 11, 2009: Sometimes Dungeons and Dragons does lead to satanism and criminal activity.

Con Dorks 2: Chapter Four
November 09, 2009: Sometimes Dungeons and Dragons does lead to satanism and criminal activity.

Con Dorks 2: Chapter One
November 09, 2009: Sometimes Dungeons and Dragons does lead to satanism and criminal activity.

Con Dorks 2: Chapter Three
November 09, 2009: Sometimes Dungeons and Dragons does lead to satanism and criminal activity.

Con Dorks 2: Chapter Two
November 09, 2009: Sometimes Dungeons and Dragons does lead to satanism and criminal activity.

Con Dorks2: Chapter 16
January 07, 2010: Sometimes Dungeons and Dragons does lead to satanism and criminal behavior.

Con Dorks2: Chapter 17
January 07, 2010: Sometimes Dungeons and Dragons does lead to satanism and criminal behavior.

Con Dorks2: Chapter 19
January 07, 2010: Sometimes Dungeons and Dragons does lead to satanism and criminal behavior.

Con Dorks2: Chapter 20
January 07, 2010: Sometimes Dungeons and Dragons does lead to satanism and criminal behavior.

Con Dorks2: Chapter 21
January 07, 2010: Sometimes Dungeons and Dragons does lead to satanism and criminal behavior.

Con Dorks2: Chapter 22
January 07, 2010: Sometimes Dungeons and Dragons does lead to satanism and criminal behavior.

Con Dorks2: Chapter 23
January 07, 2010: Sometimes Dungeons and Dragons does lead to satanism and criminal behavior.

Con Dorks2: Chapter 25
January 07, 2010: Sometimes Dungeons and Dragons does lead to satanism and criminal behavior.

Con Dorks2: Chatper 18
January 07, 2010: Sometimes Dungeons and Dragons does lead to satanism and criminal behavior.

Consuming Things
September 16, 2005: "As the box was leaving Kade's hand, something in the box shifted as if it were trying to stay away from the bald man." By Patrick Sullivan. Illustrated by Robert E. Mansperger, Jr. Original Fiction, September 2005.

Coyote for President
November 03, 2006: This work of fiction bears no relation to any current political campaigns.

Cyber Drip
June 26, 2003: Do you really believe you can experience everything that's on the Internet through an intravenous tube in your arm? By Vera Searles. Illustrated by Erin Merlino. Original Fiction, June 2003

Cyclops in B Minor
December 27, 2002: They make beautiful music together, don't you know. By Jayme Lynn Blaschke.

David and His Zebra
December 12, 2006: "When the Zebra talked to David, it told him to do terrible things." 1st place winner in our Clarion, Schmarion contest.

Dead Celebs
April 16, 2002: They say it's the only true immortality... By Norman Partridge, illustrated by Doug Potter.

The Decoy
September 19, 2002: Downtown Dallas, 1963: Sometimes knowing the why isn't as important as knowing the when. By Vera Searles, illustrated by Jaxon Renick.

Desert Red
April 20, 2006: Ever howl at the moon? Original Fiction by K. Hutson Price.

Destitution
October 11, 2004: "This court sentences you to five years gaol or two years destitution. You may choose." By Derek Smith. Illustrated by Teresa Tunaley. Original Fiction, October 2004.

The Devil
November 20, 2001: What price can one put on a life lived long... or a death to finally end it? By Guy de Maupassant, illustrated by Fernando Ramirez.

Dialogue
August 23, 2005: "Why do you think you can establish a dialogue with them? I mean, they blasted a ship and 78 men to dust. " By Lou Antonelli. Illustrated by George Silliman. Original Fiction, August 2005.

Diary of a Dinopunk
December 08, 2002: "This is the first entry into my new diary. I'm keeping it because people will undoubtedly want to know all about me when I'm a world famous dinosaurologist...." By Mark Finn.

Dickon the Devil
August 22, 2002: A classic of twilight haunting, by J. S. Le Fanu.

Disney's World
April 09, 2002: A great scribe once observed, "At Disney, nobody [filks] with The Mouse." But what about Goofy? (By James C. Bassett, illustrated by Jaxon Renick.)

Do You Come Here Often?
August 01, 2002: Sex and death in a singles baróand the aliens are among us. By Del Stone, Jr. Illustrated by Jaxon Renick.

Doctor Pinter in The Mythology Isles
May 21, 2002: They say every love goddess has her other aspect... Even on the Mythology Isles. By Barrington J. Bayley, illustrated by Doug Potter.

The Door in the Wall
July 04, 2002: What is the measure of wonder and glory lost? By H. G. Wells, illustrated by Fernando Ramirez.

Dr Trifulgas
September 06, 2002: A hard man, this Dr Trifulgas, with little compassion, and attending no one unless paid cash in advance. His old Hurzof, a mongrel of bulldog and spaniel, would have had more feeling than he. By Jules Verne.

The Dream of Debs
December 27, 2002: Something was the matter, something was wrong--I knew not what. I was oppressed by a premonition of something terrible that had happened or was about to happen. By Jack London.

A Dream of Locomotives
March 13, 2002: Digital necromancy, black-market burners, and an intelligence not quite artificial.... By David Hutchinson, illustrated by Fernando Ramirez.

Easter Sunday
April 18, 2003: "Now we are exiles. The people of my homeland have been taught to think of us as depraved monsters." By Gene Wolfe. Classic Reprint, April 2003.

Eating Memories
June 03, 2003: The magician stood for a moment, the neat silver-gray curl in its hand. Then it opened its toothless mouth and swallowed it. By Patricia Anthony. Illustrated by Fernando Ramirez. Classic Reprint, May 2003.

Edward Bear and the Very Long Walk
July 18, 2006: "I'm a bit of a mess. I'm on an Expotition, you know." By Ken Scholes.

The Element of Fire
October 09, 2006: Martha Wells' exciting first novel! Chapter 4, November 1st, 2006.

Empire Time
August 30, 2004: "'Dirty jobs pay more,' he muttered and chose the yellow pod. It split open vertically like some hungry plant as he stepped off the get-about." By Bill Glover. Illustrated by Erin Merlino. Classic Reprint, August 2004.

An Exciting Christmas Eve
December 25, 2001: Are the gifts all given and appetites sated? Then join us for a look back at a particularly exciting--explosive, you might say--evening in Berlin, long ago.... By Arthur Conan Doyle, illustrated by Shannon Wheeler.

Fairview
August 05, 2012: The prototype house at 619 Fairview is not just a smart home, it`s a partner. But what do you do when your partner wants to die?

Fallen Cherries
July 26, 2003: You have given me the gift of your names. I will give you the gift of a story. By David Cohen. Illustrated by Jaxon Renick. Original Fiction, July 2003.

The Fate of Pol Krage
July 20, 2005: "When I was a boy, there were rarely any visits from other-worlders here in Brigitta. No one comes around to Dev7 worlds." By John Garrison. Illustrated by Teresa Tunaley. Original Fiction, July 2005.

Fellow Americans
October 27, 2004: "And now, the man you loved to hate, America's own Tricky Dick!" By Eileen Gunn. Illustrated by Erin Merlino. Classic Reprint, October 2004.

Fido is a Loving Beast
June 11, 2004: Fido arranged his coils and glided away over the stony floor, his scales rustling in a shivery fashion. By Ardath Mayhar. Illustrated by Jason McLellan. Classic Reprint, June 2004.

Finding the Graiken
June 18, 2002: There may be worse than death and seaweed waiting in the Sargasso Sea... By William Hope Hodgson.

Fish Stew and Other Alchemy
September 10, 2004: "I was cooking fish stew in the kitchen of the Star and Sail when the soldiers arrived. They were church soldiers, fanatics, and filled the narrow wineshop with their swooping helms and embroidered coats." Original Fiction, Sept. 2004.

Flowers For Melody
August 27, 2008: The flowers hate you.

For the King
December 14, 2005: "There were soldiers everywhere and the wreckage of one of those new-fangled airplanes. Further on, something mind-numbingly huge had fallen, crushing cars and men alike." By Bill Payne. Original Fiction, December 2005.

The Forever Cup of Coffee at Bitsy's Cafe
August 01, 2004: "There used to be an asteroid here and now there's dust and rubble forming something else. We call it the maze." By Danith McPherson. Illustrated by Jason McLellan. Original Fiction, July 2004.

The Forsaken of God
January 01, 2002: What would you surrender for power over death? By William Mudford, illustrated by Jaxon Renick.

Four Jerks of the Apocalypse
May 29, 2009: I remember the plagues and the tidal waves and the eternal darkness. But I do not remember the ninja moves.

From the Labyrinth of Night
January 18, 2003: Irene settled into the rover with a perceptible shiver. "Spooky down here, isn't it? The wind could almost be the Minotaur calling for his sacrifice." By Lillian Stewart Carl. Illustrated by Theodoro Gomez.

The Gene Drain
January 15, 2002: JNS had everything he could want... Until they brought the spirit of Johnny Carson back to Earth, anyway. By Lewis Shiner, illustrated by Fernando Ramirez.

Getting Away
March 06, 2005: "Devonian dreams. I woke up and went under again, and this time there were blue glacial cliffs on the horizon." By Steven Utley. Illustrated by Erin Merlino. Classic Reprint, March 2005.

The Ghost Warriors
June 04, 2002: A novella of Elric of Melnibone. By Michael Moorcock (as told by Warwick Colvin, Jr.), illustrated by John Picacio.

Ghostdance: Showdown at Carthay Circle
January 08, 2002: "It was all happening at the edge of Hollywood. Rain, shine, or demons. At the Carthay Circle Theater." (By Mark London Williams, illustrated by Doug Potter.)

Glass Coffin
March 08, 2012: A haunted house, a haunting song, and the fear of loss threaten a young man's life.

Glovebox of a UFO
November 14, 2002: The weatherman said it was going to be a cloudy night with a slight chance of rain. The Farmer's Almanac said the annual meteor shower was next month. Neither said anything about UFOs falling from the sky. By Douglas Schwartz.

Go With the Flow
January 31, 2003: She winked as she rose to her feet, "I'm not asking you to poison your father, dear. It'll just solve a little problem and leave him none the worse for wear." By Ben Jeapes. Illustrated by Fernando Ramirez.

God Has Left The Building
June 17, 2013: After extraterrestrials make contact with mankind, can a man help his brother come to terms with what they reveal?

Godzilla's Twelve Step Program
May 14, 2002: He was almost there...

Good Neighbor
January 12, 2004: That first time I seen him, I remember thinking that he was taller and bluer than I'd expected. By Patricia Anthony. Illustrated by Jaxon Renick. Classic Reprint, January 2004.

The Gray Boat
June 03, 2005: The gray boat was never visible through his binoculars or his camera. He had tried photographing it several times, but the gray boat didn' t show through the lens. By Vera Searles. Illustrated by George Silliman. Original Fiction, April 2005.

The Greening of Blue England
February 27, 2006: "It will be a green tide, sweeping across the nation. And all it takes is just a little plastique." By Eugene Fairfield. Illustrated by Erin Spaul. Original fiction, February 2006.

High Tea with Jules Verne
September 12, 2002: Finally, an answer to that eternal question: Where did he get all his ideas? By Jeffrey Ford, illustrated by Doug Potter.

Hillside Manor
March 12, 2004: Admittedly this wouldn't be the first time that I'd strolled nude down a hotel's hallway, but it was the most unnerving. By Jaxon Renick. Illustrated by Fernando Ramirez. Original Fiction, March 2004.

His Former Self
February 06, 2006: "Vanessa's had Dad resurrected." I heard a sob. "And he's back living with her. Just like the old days, right before he died." By Paul Cook. Illustrated by Teresa Tunaley. Classic Reprint, January 2006.

The Hollow Man
January 29, 2002: A hollow man, a tug of chains, snow and blood and hunger; but first there were four. By Norman Partridge, illustrated by Jaxon Renick.

The Horizon's Far Margin
March 05, 2002: When you work in Hell, getting fired takes on a whole new meaning... By Matthew Sturges, illustrated by Jaxon Renick.

A House-Boat on the Styx
October 24, 2004: Chapter XII: The House-Boat Disappears.

The Huh Maker
January 22, 2002: No one knew who started it or when, but the stupidity of "Huh?" threatened to destroy the Earth. Bertrand the Blister had to stop it. By Delo White, illustrated by Shannon Wheeler.

A Human Race Against Time
September 29, 2005: "Jacob has locked us in one of the isolation units and said I would have to stay in here with Nyssa for at least a month, maybe more." By Tamara Wilhite. Illustrated by Teresa Tunaley. Original Fiction, September 2005.

In the Abyss
May 22, 2003: A little white streak swept noiselessly up the sky, travelled more slowly, stopped, became a motionless dot, as though a new star had fallen up into the sky. By H.G. Wells. Illustrated by Erin Merlino. Classic Fiction, May 2003.

In the Mood
October 09, 2001: Rabbi Kaden only wanted to hear a little Glenn Miller. Fate was in the mood for something more. By Scott A. Cupp, illustrated by Jaxon Renick.

In the Tank
April 10, 2004: Against a sky faintly lighter, free of the overwhelming trees, he saw a bulk. A familiar one. By damn, a Sherman tank! By Ardath Mayhar. Illustrated by Teresa Tunaley. Classic Reprint, April 2004.

In the Year Ten Thousand
January 31, 2005: "Father," said the boy, "you promised to tell me to-day about the Dark Ages." By William Harben. Illustrated by George Silliman. Classic Reprint, January 2005.

Infestation
December 18, 2001: Drella questioned; she wondered; she didn't fit in. School had a cure for that. By Steve Aylett, illustrated by Fernando H. Ramirez.

Integrity Protects the Works of Man
April 28, 2009: In the virtual Wall Street, all you need is the look and the network. The money and the glory will follow.

Into the Dark
April 20, 2006: It's been 11 years. Do you know where your child is? Patrice Sarath reads her eerie short story in the debut of RevolutionSF Radio!

An Irdish Tale
June 10, 2009: In the aftermath of genocide, an assassin is man`s best friend.

Johnny Cannabis and Tony, the Purple Paisley (Sometimes) Colored White Lab Rat
February 28, 2008: Sure, you inhale. But do you inhale enough?

King of the Fescue
October 19, 2004: "'Howdy, neighbor!' Nelson smiled at Joe, revealing huge yellow buckteeth. 'Hot day for yard work.'" By Odessa Cole. Illustrated by Jason McLellan. Original Fiction, October 2004.

The King's Bim-Bam
March 19, 2002: How a prince won his princess and how 1 = 2: a whimsically algebraic tale by Carolyn Wells. Illustrated by Virginia Bennet.

The Lady Macbeth Blues
March 23, 2003: "If there was enough of your semen to activate the nanos, it'll start showing in an hour or two." By Stephen Dedman. Illustrated by Lori Krell.

Late Night, Lonely Streets
November 17, 2004: Written and Illustrated by Jaxon Renick. Original Fiction, November 2004.

Leon Trotsky Achieves Nirvana
June 17, 2003: "The Russian revolutionary?" I gasped. "But you've been dead a long time. What are you doing here in Dallas?" By Scott A. Cupp. Illustrated by Jaxon Renick. Original Fiction, June 2003

Leonardo's Hands
August 01, 2005: "Scattered randomly among the normal furnishings, on the floor or on other small tables, reposed a dozen sculptures of the most hideous sensibility." By Steven Gould and Rory Harper. Illustrated by Robert E. Mansperger, Jr. Original Fiction, July 2005

Let's See It
September 14, 2006: At first, the sun and moon orbs frightened Ben and Josh, but they got used to them after seeing other things. Original Fiction by By Bryan Swan, September 2006.

Life Sentence
August 07, 2003: And because his battered face was pressed into the filthy concrete at the moment he became a murderer, he did not see the train actually kill the woman. By Paul Di Filippo. Illustrated by Lori Krell. Classic Reprint, August 2003

Little Whalers
September 22, 2004: "'Haul!' cried Ahab, turning his blazing eye upon those at the oars as he took up his harpoon." By Steven Utley. Illustrated by Robert Mansperger. Original Fiction, September 2004.

Lonely Planets
April 01, 2005: The Runaway Pets became obsessed with the idea of finding a planet and peeing on it. (They are not proud of this compulsion.) By A.R. Yngve. Original Fiction, April 2005.

Mahout
June 11, 2002: The elephant was the god and the mahout its keeper: no matter how very far from home. By Jeff VanderMeer.

The Maji
July 07, 2005: "The old man looked up from his work. His eyes were so filled with hopelessness that it made Wayne want to turn away." By S.E. Wallace. Illustrated by Jaxon Renick. Original Fiction, July 2005.

The Makeover Men
May 16, 2011: Customize your appearance, and your apocalypse! Jayme Lynn Blaschke`s madman holds the plastic surgeon`s scalpel to the throat of humanity.

Man Overboard
January 30, 2003: The railing, which had been insecurely fastened, gave way suddenly with a snap and he fell backwards into the warm water of the sea amid a great splash. By Winston Churchill. Illustrated by Jaxon Rennick.

The Man Who Ate Goldfish
December 27, 2002: I FOUND OUT WHAT HE REALLY DOES WITH THE GOLDFISH!!! He EATS them! By Scott A. Cupp.

Mellonta Tauta
August 09, 2003: It is really a very fine amusement to ascend the rope-ladder leading to the summit of the balloon-bag and thence survey the surrounding world. By Edgar Allan Poe. Illustrated by Erin Merlino. Classic Reprint, June 2003

Mr. Scalpel and Mr. Gloves and the Cancer at the Heart of the World
March 11, 2008: It\'s a terrible thing to judge a man.

Mushroom Men Fiction Contest Winners
September 02, 2008: You wrote stories about video game guys who are mushrooms. They were fun and good.

My Boy
April 12, 2005: "Once things had been different. Once she loved me almost as much as she loved my boy. Once." By Hutson Price. Illustrated by Robert E. Mansperger, Jr. Original Fiction, April 2005

My Evil Twin
June 11, 2004: At the least, I may have been slipping into and out of the daytime-soap-opera universe, where evil twins abound, or perhaps the comic-book universe, where escaped clones are often a problem. By Steven Utley. Original Fiction, June 2004.

My Own Prison
August 17, 2004: "I sat squirming in the brain groper as it searched my mind for responses to their questioning...." By Philip Reyth. Illustrated by Teresa Tunaley. Original Fiction, August 2004.

A New Hollywood, A New Marilyn
July 25, 2007: Desire and despair meet on the mean streets of New Hollywood.

Night of Their Conversion
October 31, 2008: "We don't know how much time we have so everyone is going to write something, some bit of knowledge, to keep for later."

Night They Missed the Horror Show
November 04, 2002: If they'd gone to the drive-in like they'd planned, none of this would have happened. One of the scariest stories ever written by one of the masters of the horror short story, Joe R. Lansdale. Illustrated by Fernando Ramirez.

No Longer Living
November 03, 2009: Toby loves his wife. She is no longer living. But that doesn't mean she's no longer with us.

Nocturne's Bride
March 09, 2003: "Don't," Reed said softly. "You don't want to dangle your hand in the water. When the tide's coming in there are darts in the shallows." By Brian Wightman. Illustrated by Jaxon Rennick.

Of Mice and Melody
December 05, 2005: "She'd found the mouse dangling from her sewing kit, tangled in loops of loose thread. The second mouse managed to garrote itself on a bit of cooking twine." By Mikal Trimm. Illustrated by Emily Veinglory. Original Fiction, December 2005.

Oil of Dog
October 30, 2001: Just in time for Halloween, RevolutionSF proudly presents a nasty little gem about... well, that would be spoiling it. By Ambrose Bierce, illustrated by Bill Fountain.

Old Tingo's Penis
July 19, 2004: "Old Tingo was sure some old; he could remember back before there were any other people, before there were any mountains or rivers or trees...." Classic reprint, July 2004. By Geoffrey Landis. Art by Rob Mansperger.

One Last Stand
February 13, 2008: Adam preferred Blondes.

Otto and Toto in the Oort
May 22, 2003: The drugs began to wear off, and we knew it was time for another taste of the frog. By Paul Di Filippo. Illustrated by Lori Krell. Classic Reprint.

Our Distant Cousins
November 27, 2002: Did he journey to Mars? Did he meet beings so like us yet so different? I give the words as they fell from his lips, so far as I can remember them, and leave the reader to judge.

Oz
September 29, 2002: Just a typical Ozzie tale . . . Yeah right! By Lewis Shiner, illustrated by Fernando Ramirez.

Pan-Galactic Swingers
August 20, 2004: "PAN-GALACTIC SWINGERS Magazine offers its readers the chance to get in touch with one another...." By Steven Utley. Illustrated by Fernando Ramirez. Original Fiction, August 2004.

Papa Crawler
July 13, 2004: "I still say this is goddamn strange, cows eatin' people and all." By Josh Rountree. Illustrated by Erin Merlino. Classic Reprint, July 2004.

Pavane of the Sons of the Morning
November 27, 2002: Somewhere, the music is too loud, and the children are dancing to it with strange neuroses.

Pen Pal
July 05, 2004: Remember 'Pen Pal'? The story you published 44 years ago? Well, as it turned out, it was all true. By Lou Antonelli. Illustrated by Robert Mansperger. Original Fiction, July 2004.

The People of the Pit
April 06, 2003: It touched my heart with a thousand tiny fear-tipped fingers and it filled me with a vast longing to race on and merge myself in the light. By A. Merritt. Illustrated by Jaxon Renick.

The Perfect Clone
May 11, 2004: Sadie needed to stay calm to face her cloned ex-husband, so she took deep breaths and tried to stop picking at the cracked vinyl seat. By David Chunn. Illustrated by Lori Krell. Original Fiction, May 2004.

The Perfectionist
February 13, 2006: "He had risen above his messy and secretive Father, far above, and he vowed to himself never to become like his Father." By Rick McQuiston. Illustrated by Alex Milidrag and Jaxon Renick. Original Fiction, January 2006.

Phlegmatic Planet
April 16, 2004: Mitch began to suspect that his vacation had gone awry when he saw the terror on Agnes' face through the camera viewfinder. By Matthew Bey. Illustrated by Jaxon Renick. Original Fiction, April 2004.

"Places for Act Two!"
May 17, 2004: "Gilbert & Sullivan? I am new to London, recently arrived from my native Transylvania, so I'm afraid that I am unfamiliar with either of these gentlemen." By Bradley H. Sinor. Illustrated by Jason McLellan.

Primary Pollinator
June 01, 2006: There are worse jobs than food service. By Nicole Kimberling. RevolutionSF Podcast, May 2006.

Prince of Christler-Coke
October 23, 2001: With Pontiac-Heinz in attendance, and the Lord of SEC and all the great Houses, the wedding day of the Prince was sure to be an event. Perhaps more than Iacola Keep had hoped to see... By Neal Barrett, Jr., illustrated by Fernando Ramirez.

The Psychomantium
March 20, 2006: "Walking into the dead woman's lounge was like walking into an oven." By Molly Brown. Illustrated by Matt and Myriam Benya. Reprinted for RevolutionSF, March 2006.

R.U.R.
May 07, 2002: This Week: ACT III. Before A.I., there was the robot: here is where it all began.

The Red Poppy in "Death in Four Colors"
December 05, 2001: Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of capitalists...? RevolutionSF looks back at a little-remembered hero of the pulps: The Red Poppy! By Paul O. Miles, illustrated by John Lucas.

The Redundant Order of the Night
March 26, 2004: Your homely planet has been resecreted in all persistent detail recondite for your proper existentialism. By Jay Lake. Illustrated by Teresa Tunaley. Original Fiction, March 2004.

Rendezvous
June 20, 2007: Even a good president can have a bad war. Original fiction by Sam S. Kepfield.

Robin Williams: Improvising For His Life
May 18, 2006: "Robin Williams sits in my basement death pit. Make me laugh, I tell him." By Mike Sacks. Original Fiction, May 2006.

The Rocket-Powered Cat
December 05, 2004: Original fiction, December 2004. By Lou Antonelli. Illustrated by Erin Merlino.

Salvation
March 27, 2002: If there was an end to Grace, could we bear to let it go?

Secret Histories: Professor Peter R. Bonaventure, 1885
February 05, 2002: Some thought the phantom island was the stuff of legend: but Prof. Bonaventure and his explorers would find it much more than that.... By Chris Roberson, illustrated by Doug Potter.

The Segar Caper, or What Goes Around Comes Around
May 01, 2002: Celebrate May Day with... The Red Poppy! By Arthur Carr, with notes by Paul O. Miles.

Shock and Awe
June 26, 2003: At the end of this story a baby will be born, and touch off an insurrection. Before that a woman makes breakfast. By Eugene Fairfield. Illustrated by Fernando Ramirez. Original Fiction, June 2003.

Shoot for the Backbrain
May 18, 2007: Impulse marketing never felt so good. Original fiction by James Trimarco.

Silence is Golden
August 18, 2003: The illnesses started when they opened up a new section of the clay pit. By Lou Antonelli. Illustrated by Jaxon Renick. Original Fiction, August 2003

A Silurian Tale
February 09, 2006: "Bor-ring is what I thought until the night of the giant sea scorpions." By Steven Utley. Illustrated by Jaxon Renick. Classic Reprint, January 2006.

Silvern
June 17, 2003: Bargaining and haggling was not just commerce in Ymilas, they were religious rites. By Lou Antonelli. Illustrated by Lori Krell.Original Fiction, June 2003.

The Singing Cowboy's Apprentice
November 13, 2001: Young Tommy learned there was magic in the Land... but was it really his to master? By Scott A. Cupp, illustrated by Doug Potter.

The Siri Gun
November 09, 2002: Who are the Twins? What is the Siri Gun? Where was Atom over the weekend? When is sucked into a singularity? How is that? Why is the fiction of Steve Aylett so bizarre? Metaphysical crime fiction from one of the strangest minds of our time!

A Slow Saturday Night at the Surrealist Sporting Club
September 21, 2001: God, the races, the end of the world, and Englebrecht the Boxing Dwarf. Only from Michael Moorcock, and exclusively from RevolutionSF! Illustrated by Todd Shearer.

Sold to Satan
May 02, 2004: I rose to receive my guest, and braced myself for the thunder crash and the brimstone stench which should announce his arrival. By Mark Twain. Classic Reprint, April 2004.

The Spencer Inheritance
April 26, 2002: RevolutionSF proudly finishes "irreverent icons" month with—naturally—a Jerry Cornelius story! Presenting "The Spencer Inheritance" by Michael Moorcock, illustrated by Shannon Wheeler.

Spinning in the Moon's Shadow
January 06, 2006: "'Oh I am so screwed,' he whispered to himself as he slowly tumbled through the darkness." By Craig Murray. Illustrated by Erin Spaull. Original Fiction, January 2006.

The Stars at Night: Early Texas Fandom
February 23, 2008: Ain\'t nothin\' in Texas but creeks and geeks.

Stealing Happy Hours
February 15, 2003: I could almost feel a wavefront of relief, as if a thousand fat matrons had discarded their whalebone corsets simultaneously. By Paul Di Filippo. Illustrated by Fernando Ramirez.

Stormsong
December 16, 2008: It sat unmoving just outside the moon's orbit. And it poured out a reality not aligned with Bede's own. A reality utterly alien. A reality governed by a different set of physical laws.

Suburbia Deserta
June 16, 2005: "I was educated in the brief window of time when high school English teachers could assign Carlos Castaneda's tales of peyote-induced sorcery without causing even a minor curricular crisis." By Chris Nakashima-Brown. Illustrated by Erin Merlino.

Tell
November 02, 2005: "Tell's chest began to itch where the half-healed scar was concealed beneath his shiny jacket. Some of the kids looked okay, on the surface, at least." By Rory Harper. Illustrated by Teresa Tunaley. Original Fiction, October 2005.

These Are the Moments I Live For
June 17, 2003: Placing her delicate hand against my chest, she shoves me back... over the railing. By Brian A. Hopkins. Illustrated by Lori Krell. Classic Reprint, June 2003

The Three Laws of Robotics, Revised Edition
April 12, 2007: Just because they have to serve you doesn't mean they have to like you.

Time and Again
August 08, 2002: Maybe you could do it all over again. But would you do it better? By Betsy Gallup, illustrated by Fernando Ramirez.

The Tissue-Culture King
June 01, 2004: There was one of the great African toads, hopping with a certain ponderosity across the path. But it had a second head growing upwards from its shoulders! By Julian Huxley. Illustrated by Jaxon Renick. Classic Reprint, May 2004.

Too Shy
February 14, 2005: By night, Jeff was a RPGer. And not just any RPG, but Sword Dynasty, the latest massive RPG to hit the 750,000-user mark. By Bill Snodgrass. Illustrated by Teresa Tunaley. Original Fiction, February 2005.

The Transformation of Lawrence Croft
May 22, 2003: The classic fandom roast concludes in Part 33: Epilogue! By Mark Finn.

The Trouble with the Truth
February 12, 2002: Sometimes no distance is great enough to escape it... By Brian A. Hopkins, illustrated by Fernando Ramirez.

Uncle Ovid's Exercise Book
November 27, 2001: Metamorphosis 97: ". . . it is not too late to dream of other worlds."

Under the Purplefan Trees
March 29, 2003: "It pleases me to host thinking life. But if I have such an infestation of intelligence, I will have need of small gods and smaller errands." By Jay Lake. Illustrated by Doug Potter.

The Valley of Spiders
February 26, 2002: Enjoy a classic tale of deadly danger and betrayal from one of the founding fathers of science fiction! By H.G. Wells, illustrated by Garth Jones.

Village of One Thousand Cranes
March 16, 2005: "Before there was Nippon, there was the Village of One Thousand Cranes." By Danny Adams. Illustrated by Emily Veinglory. Original Fiction, March 2005

Walking Around Money
February 01, 2011: As children we are blissfully unaware of the big picture. When we look back on those bygone times as adults, how much of the horrors of everyday life do we recall?

We See Things Differently
May 28, 2002: When the wars are over and the world's gone its own way, all we've got left is rock 'n' roll. By Bruce Sterling, illustrated by Jaxon Renick.

Welcome Back Qatar
May 10, 2006: The war on terror just took a commercial break. By Chris Nakashima-Brown. Original Fiction, May 2006.

When the Magic's Gone
July 05, 2006: It's OK to hate the fairies. By Patrick Sullivan. Original Fiction, July 2006.

Winter on the Belle Fourche
July 26, 2002: When Emily Dickinson met the mountain man. By Neal Barrett, Jr.

Wish List
August 18, 2006: "Only someone born on Old Earth could be so materialistic." Original fiction by Lou Antonelli, August 2006.

Wolf
October 18, 2002: A rarely seen horror piece by science fiction grand master Michael Moorcock.

Woman Waiting
September 10, 2003: Leigh stumbled backward into the big leather chair; she was held there, nailed by the little boy's grief. At last his sobs began fading wearily... and so did he. By Lisa Tuttle. Illustrated by Erin Merlino. Classic Reprint, September 2003.

Wonder
August 27, 2008: You thought you could get away with it? That's just abstruse.

The Zapruder Film: The Novelization
November 09, 2009: Based on a true story!

 

 

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