Douglas Lain -- Music Lessons
David Nahm -- Sitting on a Bench in the Park
Susan Mosser -- Ragdog
James Sallis -- Two Stories
Richard Butner -- Pete and Earl
Jay Lake -- A Conspiracy of Dentists
Matthew Latkiewicz -- Felix Soutre, Puppeteer
J. Cox -- The Half-Fey House
Monk -- Beer with a Hamster Chaser
V. Anne Arden -- Sun
Bret Fetzer -- Careless Liza
Deborah Roggie -- The Enchanted Trousseau
David Blair -- Two Poems
Trent Walters -- The Coyotl
Sally Bayley -- The Blue Period
William Smith -- The Film Column: Greaser's Palace
Matthew Latkiewicz -- Felix Soutre, Puppeteer
Christoph Meyer -- Projection
Gwenda Bond -- Dear
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#10,11. Kate's taking it to the streets, going to zine fests,
and more. Quite a few zines about motherhood out now (time passes,
zinesters become hipsters, homesters, momster/dadsters). This
is the one we enjoy the most. [$2, K. Haas, 3510 SE Alder St.,
Portland, OR 97214] ¦ Postcards from the Voodoo Sex Cult
#2. Joe Strummer RIP in 28 pages. Thoughtful, heart-breaking.
[$2, Veronica Schanoes (who had a story in LCRW
13), POB 2140. Phil. PA, 19103] ¦ Space-Crime
Books & Games moved! 18 Strong Ave., Northampton, MA 01060
¦ Berserker #3. Freebie letter-sized newspaper-print
comix zine from Syracuse U. Names to remember: Matt Finley,
Phil Davis, Albert Birney, Jon Moses. [berserkercomics at yahoo.com]
¦ Monterra's Deliciosa & Other Tales &, Anna Tambour.
[Prime] ¦ Brood X. ¦
Cockahoop, Cerys Matthews. Catatonia lead singer no longer.
Great album of covers and originals: catchy, addictive and all
those other things pop's meant to be. [Blanco y Negro] ¦ The
Growing Upheaval #8. Dark perzine about drugs, not quite
connecting, diet, & college. [$? growingupheaval at yahoo.com]
¦ Tonguecat, Peter Verhelst. An amazing feat of imaginative
writing; a meditation on the nationstate, dictators, and power;
a love story. Wild, fun, dark, complicated. Translated from
the Dutch by Sherry Marx. [FSG] ¦ Leeking Ink #28. Long-lived
perzine which hopefully you've sent your $2 off to see. Davida
also puts together the amazing and useful Xerography Debt
(which along with The Free Press Death Ship and Zine
World will have you working in a diner just to get those
dollar tips to send off for more zines to read and read and
read). Job-wise she keeps moving, trying different things, following
her ethics and her heart. Looks good, too. [$2, D.G.Brier, POB
963, Havre de Grace, MD 21078] ¦ Howard Dean and Dennis Kucinich
changing the U.S. political conversation from fear to hope.
¦ The Jane Austen Book Club, Karen Joy Fowler. When good
things happen to good books. [Putnam] ¦ Doris #21. Cindy's
reached G on her alphabetical tour and recommends not reading
this alone. We 2nd that. Pieces on Girl Gangs, Guatemala, and
Gender and the focus throughout is on abuse. Get back issues
at Quimby's or Downtown
News & Books in Asheville, NC. [$1.50, Cindy, POB 1734, Asheville,
NC 28802] ¦ White Devils, Paul McAuley & Forty Signs
of Rain, Kim Stanley Robinson. You know: "Like thrillers,
but good." [Tor, Bantam] ¦ Jamieson's Robust Dark Chocolate
-- "Chocolate from Africa's Gold Coast." 70% cocoa solids and
smooth as the day is long. Thank you for this, Lord. Claim to
run small farms and use few pesticides. Perhaps fair trade will
make its way from the coffee shops to the chocolate makers.
¦ The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin. Brilliant '70s
consumer satire. (Thanks, Ross.) [BBC] ¦
V. Anne Arden has
a doctorate in biology and is currently a postdoc (the way-station
between student and professor). She has been telling herself
stories for as long as she can remember, and is happy that other
people would like to read them. She looks at the sun often,
and has even seen an eclipse.
Sally Bayley has
taught writing and literature in the USA and the UK. She currently
teaches literature at Balliol College, Oxford. She has published
poems in several literary journals and contributes regularly
to the Balliol College journal. She is in the process of setting
up an international literary and poetry journal. She has no
illusions that one day she will be famous.
David Blair has
poems forthcoming in Fence, Hotel Amerika, and The
Greensboro Review. He teaches at the New England Institute
Bond blogs with a glass of chardonnay in hand and an
easy familiarity with best and worst of the silver screen.
Butner is a slow-moving, tree-dwelling mammal who hangs
upside down from branches and feeds on leaves and fruits. Small
Beer have just published a chapbook of his short fiction,
Horses Blow Up Dog City & Other Stories.
J. Cox has had poetry
published in Flesh and Blood, Once Upon a World, Eclipse,
and other magazines.
Timmel Duchamp lives in the Pacific Northwest. Her collection,
Love's Body, Dancing in Time (Aqueduct Press) is on your
Bret Fetzer writes
plays and short stories. His collections of original fairy tales,
Tooth & Tongue and Petals & Thorns, are available here.
He wrote the narration for the documentary film Le Petomane:
Fin de Siecle Fartiste, directed by Igor Vamos. He is a
company member of Annex Theatre in Seattle, WA.
Lain recognizes that he is a member of the entertained
public -- a public that Guy Debord described in his 1978 film
In Girum Imus Nocte et Consumimur Igni as "dying in droves
on the freeways, and in each flu epidemic and each heat wave,
and with each mistake of those who adulterate their food, and
each technical innovation profitable to the numerous entrepreneurs
for whose environmental developments they serve as guinea pigs."
Last week Lain drank six Starbuck's coffees and daydreamed about
revolution 12.5 times. Douglas Lain lives in Portland, Oregon
with his wife, daughter, and two sons.
Lake lives in Portland, OR. He is a finalist for the
2004 John W.Campbell Award for Best New Writer, as well as for
the 2004 Hugo Award for Best Novelette. His stories have appeared
in Asimov's, Leviathan 4, Postscripts, and Realms
owns and spends a lot of time at The Lady Killigrew, a cafe/pub
in Montague, MA. Personal Statistics (partial list): First CDs
ever purchased: DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince He's the
DJ, I'm the Rapper, and Def Leppard's Hysteria .
. . Number of times haircut has been a "buzzcut":
one . . . Books read in one sitting (not including young adult):
Jim Thompson's A Hell of a Woman and Nicholas Mosley's
Christoph Meyer lives
in a restored mill in Howard, OH with his wife and young son.
He publishes a fanzine entitled Twenty-eight Pages Lovingly
Bound with Twine. He doesn't hold any degrees and has won
no prestigious awards. He doesn't have electronic mail but can
reached via the good ol' USPS at P.O. Box 106 Danville, OH 43014.
Devon Monk lives
in Oregon's microbrew country. Her short fiction has appeared
in such venues as the Year's Best Fantasy 2, Amazing Stories,
Realms of Fantasy, Talebones, &c. In addition to short fiction,
she is currently writing novels in which the hamster is optional.
Susan Mosser once
worked in a bakery. She also once worked on a zine, Turbocharged
Fortune Cookie. She still lives in Florida. Her story "Bumpship,"
from the anthology Trampoline,
was reprinted in The Year's Best Science Fiction.
David Connerley Nahm,
born in Kentucky, now lives in Carrboro, NC, with his wife and
cat. He is in the pop band Audubon Park. He has stories forthcoming
in Trunk Stories
of Modern Warfare.
Deborah Roggie has
read her stories on the NYC radio program, WBAI's "Hour of the
Wolf," and at the New York Review of Science Fiction Reading
Series at Dixon Place. She lives in New Jersey and is currently
working on a novel. These days, she's too busy writing to embroider
Sallis lives in Phoenix, AZ, and can recommend good
restaurants all around the U.S.A. (and a few other countries).
He is the author of many good books.
David J. Schwartz's
eyes hurt. He would like you to know that his fiction has appeared
in Talebones, Flashquake.org, On Spec, Paradox and Grasslimb
as well as in LCRW 13.
He also maintains a reading
journal and publishes the fiction zine The
Dogtown Review. Now, if you'll excuse him, he's going
to lie down for a little while.
William Smith is
a slight, fast-moving urban dweller who shifts between analog
and digital with ease. He rides a bike, presently works for
a much smaller book-related business than previously, and is
the publisher of Trunk
Walters confesses an infamous drug addiction paralleled
by none with the possible exception of Thomas DeQuincy. He edits
an e-zine, quarto. Works of his have appeared in 3
AM Magazine, Carleton Arts Review, Mid-America Poetry Review,
Minnesota River Review, The Pittsburgh Quarterly, &c.
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