The PATRIOT Act is being used by the FBI and other government agencies (as well as a few private contacts) to build a huge database about innocent people ... people who never receive any notice that they've been investigated or this data recorded. Read the full story.
A discussion of the "undead Constitution" that's given rise to horrors like Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers, who's sole asset (at least for Bush) is a non-existant paper trail. Read the full story.
Two new science fiction stories ( "Last Compile" by Roy McLeod Williamson and "Holy Mountains" by Simon Kewin), two fantasy tales ("Gray" by Beverly Forehand and "Ghost" by M Frost) and much more await fans of the Muse. Read the full story.
After having published original short stories for the last five years,
the SF webzine has closed its inbox, and is moving to an irregular publication schedule. It's sad to see another web-based fiction market closed, but I can certainly understand the pressures they're under, having been there myself (even if I only paid a fraction of what they did). Read the full story.
The latest issue includes an article entitled "Hubris and Synthesis in
Kate Constable's The Singer of All Songs", a Mathew Cheney column talking about revisiting some of his favorite works of literature, the short story "The Diogenes Robot" by Mark Rich and the poem "The Elongated Years" by Bruce Boston. Read the full story.
This month the Muse offers two sci-fi short stories ("Elvis Has Left The Building" by Dario Ciriello and "The Grandfather Clock" by Christine Amsden), a fantasy story ("Do Not Scream" by G David Scwartz) and much more. Read the full story.
In this issue of the high fantazy ezine, Margaret Weis talks about writing with a co-author while the zine offers up three short stories: "Collection" by Steven Richards, "Knitting with Water" by Nigel Atkinson and "With Eyes Open..." by Michael P. Dunn. The featured artist is Armel Gaulme. Read the full story.