The Marraige Doll - Sten Westgard
Tan-Tan and Dry Bone - Nalo Hopkinson
The Second One - Rachel Roberts
Miss Kansas on Judgement Day - Kelly Link
One Forbidden Thing - Dora Knez
Lethe - Ian McDowell
mehitobel was queen of the night
An Old Woman Remembers - Margaret Muirhead
I am glad
Ride this one with me - Stuart Davies
Italy in the Morning - Georgia Ewing
Untitled - Cassandra Silvia
Essays, Letters, Diaries &c.
Three Essays - Naoko Takahashi
Japan Diary - George Fruechtenicht
Assumptions on the Readership
The Lifeblood of Free Thought
An Open Letter - Margaret Muirhead
From the SFAC Campaign - David Findlay
Assumptions on the Readership of this 'Luxury Product':
You read English.
You have a home.(2)
You are not chronically hungry.(2)
You will not Disappear. (2)(3)
You regard some part of your income as 'disposable.' (1)(2)(3)(4)
- And, oddly enough, you occasionally go beyond mass media products
and read tiny magazines with great fiction, poetry and odd little
- Unless you found this in the trash.
- You need not fear for your life by reading or possessing this
or any other text or idea, samizdat or other.
- You sometimes consider where the money you work for goes. You
sometimes try economic support of ideas and ideologies. You don't
always fall for the hype. You shop as a pastime. You don't always
buy 'brand' names. This may be time-consuming and wear you out.
In 5 years you will be going to the mall thinking of all the time
this is saving you.
Dangling Participants - Contributors
Hillaire Belloc's acerbic comments would have gotten us sued.
is working on a novel, a screenplay, a thesis, an album and a multi-media
project of unknown dimensions. He sleeps on a desk-bed and would like
to meet a woman who knpws how to play bridge.
Stuart Davies' poem from the last issue
was read on Welsh radio. He was at the game where Wales beat England
and gave Scotland the last Five Nations Championship of the century.
Georgia Ewing: Lives in california. She has two daughters
and two grandchildren. A surprising number of them are vegetarian.
David Findlay is
politicized. he can be found designing at the Blissful Itch website
if he is not writing, making music or videos. SFAC is real.
Gavin J. Grant drinks tea.
Nalo Hopkinson's second novel, Midnight Robber will
be out in March 2000 from Warner. Her first novel Brown Girl in
the Ring won the Warner Aspect First Novel Award. Her short fiction
can he found in Northern Suns and Silver Birch, Blood Moon.
She is the solo performer in "Indigo," Sudharshan Duraiyappah's
work in the Toronto dance series, Waterworks.
attended the Clarion
Workshop in 1995. Her poetry has also appeared in Tesseracts.
Kelly Link's stories
can be read on Event
Horizon and Dark
Planet. Her book of stories will appear in the next thousand
years. She produced the cats, keys, lizzards and other such decorations.
Ian McDowell is the author of Mordred's Curse and Merlin's
Gift (Avon Books, 1997 and 1998). His short fiction has been much
anthologized (Love in Vein, The Year's Best Horror Stories,
Borderlands 2 and the upcoming Mondo Zombie). He lives
in colorful Bohemain squalor in Greensboro, NC. His work has been
banned in Canada and at K-Mart, but he is still welcome in most major
hotels and restaurants.
Margaret Muirhead wore a tiara to our Oscar party. She has
a husband, Peter, and two cats, Lucy and Zelda.
Rachel Roberts is a Melbourne gal who gets a thrill out of
watching her garden grow, learning sexy new jazz chords on her ancient
guitar and writing wacky prose about life as she knows it.
Cassandra Silvia's work appeared in our first issue. She once
had a pet turkey, named Lurkey.
Sten Westgard's fiction has appeared in Tomorrow and
The Third Alternative,
a UK magazine. His story "The Dog Rose" appeared in the
anthology Black Swan, White Raven.
no longer hosts this page. Obvious non, mais oui?
p.41 I'm not winking at you - I developed a permanent facial tic
from the psychiatric medications...
p.44 Dora Knez is well-versedly multilingual.
What else is there to say on a web page? The magazine
keeps hitting high standards of quality, style, art, but sometimes
lacks a decent recipe. I'll try and correct that next time. Or you
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material and/or cash, chocolate, pizza (I suggest Bluestone Bistro
here in Brighton, books, music, zines etc.) can be made to the above
address, with an SAE if you want a reply. Remembering, of course,
this isn't known an an Occasional Outburst for nothing. Su-ure, we're
sticking to the May/November schedule (shed-ul).