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Would That It Were

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Editor/Publisher: Don Muchow

Genre: Historical, Science Fiction, Speculative Fiction

Description:

Would That It Were is a quarterly eZine of Historical SF, that is, Science Fiction set in the period from roughly 1830 - 1930.

Table of Contents

Title Author Description
An Interview with Star Trek: The Next Generation writer David Gerrold  Kenna McHugh Kenna met with David recently and got his views on the central elements of good SF, and a new mouth to feed: a tribble named "Kirk".
"A Dancing Girl"  Mark Budman Mark Budman returns with another fine twist-at-the end short story, this one set in Peter Romanov's Russia. Mark's story manages to deftly explain the origin of lacquer boxes, the Bolshevik revolution, and the 1908 Tunguska blast while offering an unusual  explanation of ethnic conflicts in the process. Mark was born and raised in the former Soviet Union. His fiction and poetry have appeared in Mississippi Review, Exquisite Corpse, Web Del Sol, Talebones, Recursive Angel and many other magazines. He is the publisher of a flash fiction magazine Vestal Review.
"Paradox" Jeb Sherrill Jeb Sherrill's liquid, psychotronic vision of a troubled Russian man came to Would That It Were independent of Mark Budman's story, but provides an interesting angle on the deeper psychological trauma of first contact.
"Mysteries of the Flesh" Suzy Waldman Suzy Waldman, a doctoral student in Victorian Literature in Halifax, Novia Scotia, returns with another excellent story to sink your teeth into. Read up!
"Tomorrow We Be Free" Jean Graham Jean Graham's first WTIW story is a delightfully chilling look into just how far we haven't come in righting old wrongs, and a hopeful glimpse into the true nature of the human spirit and its endless aspiration for something greater.
"A Test of His Faith" Barrett Brown Would That It Were is proud to introduce the work of Barrett Brown. Barrett's work combines some of the familiar images of Walter M. Miller's A Canticle for Liebowitz, Ayn Rand's We The Living and Arthur C. Clarke's The City and the Stars into an entirely original story that not only stands well on its own but shouts "Read Me!"
"The Bum" John Dooley Poetry: John Dooley offers what can only be called a unique view of aliens and why they visit Earth. Not Historical SF, but a rare treat!
Updated on: 01/10/01

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