Welcome to Black Cat Weekly #38.
This issue, we have some real gems—starting with our featured story, Hope Mirrlees’s Lud-in-the-Mist. It’s a true classic of fantasy, acclaimed by critics for generations. Plus we have a Hashknife Hartley historical adventure novel (okay, you can call it a Western!) from W.C. Tuttle. Our acquiring editors have been busy, too. Michael Bracken snagged an original private eye tale from Laird Long, Barb Goffman found a terrific John M. Floyd story, and Cynthia Ward picked up a great science fiction story by Nisi Shawl and Michael Ehart.
And I’ve been busy picking out stories, too—just so you don’t think I’m resting on the magazine’s laurels. This issue has a classic-style detective yarn from new author Saul Golubcow (the first of of three stories we’ll be running in this series), plus classic science fiction from Lester del Rey, John W. Campbell Jr., and Otis Adelbert Kline.
Here’s the lineup:
Mysteries / Suspense / Adventure:
“Toy Ploy” by Laird Long [Michael Bracken Presents short story]
“A Robber’s Craft” by Hal Charles [solve-it-yourself mystery]
“The Cost of Living”by Saul Golubcow [novelet]
“The Barlow Boys” by John M. Floyd [Barb Goffman Presents short story]
The Buckaroo of Blue Wells, by W. C. Tuttle [novel]
Science Fiction & Fantasy:
“In Blood and Song” by Nisi Shawl and Michael Ehart [Cynthia Ward Presents short story]
“Shadows of Empire” by Lester del Rey [short story]
“The Immortality Seekers” by John W. Campbell, Jr. [novelet]
“Meteor Men of Mars” by Harry Cord and Otis Adelbert Kline [short story]
Lud-in-the-Mist, by Hope Mirrlees [novel]