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A&A reviews: The Shape Shifters Guide to Time Travel

The Shapeshifters Guide to Time Travel (Burning Ink Press) by Mark Budman Teenaged Gavrilo is in high school in the last totalitarian country left in Eastern Europe: Temnota. He, like most younger and a few adult Temnotians is a shapeshifter. … Continue reading

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A&A Reviews: Dreams from the Grave

Dreams from the Grave by J. Kathleen Cheney This is yet another novel in the Empire of Dreams series by J. Kathleen Cheney.  A&A reviewed an earlier books in the series here, and we would like to remind you that it … Continue reading

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A&A reviews: This Giant Leap by Edmund R. Schubert

This Giant Leap (Falstaff Books) by Edmund R. Schubert We at A&A love to review small press short story collections and anthologies, so when we discovered that former IGMS editor Edmund R. Schubert was making the leap to be a … Continue reading

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4Q 2021 editorial: New Anthology!

  Abyss & Apex magazine is pleased to announce that our newest in a series of “best of” A&A anthologies—Best of A&A 4—will be released on October 2, 2021. I think anyone who reads this LGBTQ+  focused volume, curated from … Continue reading

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Hal 9000 and David’s space honeymoon is over

Robert Fleming Hal 9000 and David’s space honeymoon is over: a post-pandemic movie re-entry to Space Odyssey 2001 Dave             Let me re-enter Hal               I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that Dave             Can’t breathe Hal               I lip-read … Continue reading

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Fountain Found in an Abandoned Garden

Tristan Beiter Fountain Found in an Abandoned Garden A summer sung, the body of the burnished, bright, youth, electrum coursing through his veins— dashed glass eyes, sharp, every fragile facet flashing. Greenery exploding to fill the gaps in his holy … Continue reading

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The Eternal Call of Wild Women

Albert N. Katz The Eternal Call of Wild Women Has it not always been like this             ghostly lights thin voices heard through the trees             half seen/half dressed a … Continue reading

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Follow the Meandering Path

Beth Cato Follow the Meandering Path to be nine-years-old at my first-ever full-weekend family reunion smothered and suffocated by Avon-perfumed hugs and endless inane commentary about how big I was then, when I thought things couldn’t get worse dragged to … Continue reading

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Becoming, not being

Richard Magahiz Becoming, not being   gracetime grains of dog-bodies scull  in  precious cream                                                      … Continue reading

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The Little Match Girl Burns It All Down

Gretchen Tessmer The Little Match Girl Burns It All Down cedar smoke has smoldered up the mountain a serpent coiled in red is at her feet the girl who burns it down is on her knees sparking flames before a … Continue reading

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