SURPRISING STORIES #47, May 2008

Produced by John Thiel and composited by Eric Thiel.

A thrice-yearly publication from Oort Cloud Publications and VacHume Press.

Contact kinethiel@comcast.net

CONTENTS

EDITORIAL

STORIES
Autopia Convict, by Matthew Senkowski he could want freedom
Tigers of Wrath and Horses of Instruction, by Charles Newton economy?
Control, by R.W. Marino, Jr. Who controls what or who?
Year 4891, by Herbert Jerry Baker  We last that long?
If Walls Could Talk, by Gerald Heyder  You’d hear much noise.
The Burning, by Ryan-Ashley Anderson Some tone poems are stories
Fodder, by Lloyd Michael Lohr Some days are too much the same.
Being and Nonbeing, by Will Mayo  Which is which?
The Bargain, by John Polselli  This strikes a hard one.
The Halloween Rescue, by Sedalia S. Sanders  Cats!
Saving the Dead, by Lawrence Dagstine Someone should.

ARTICLES
Dark Muse, by G. A. Scheinoha
Fabric, by Gerald Heyder
A New Sect is E-merging, by Jim Sullivan

FEATURES
The Computer Corner
Ad Astra


COLUMNS

The Spaced-Out Library
Fanac

Yesterday's Tomorrows, by Martin Lock

POETRY
Sphinx Winks, by Neal Wilgus
Hitching a Ride on the Hocus-Pokus Pony, by G. A. Scheinoha
Snap, Crackle, Pop, by Kim L. Neidigh
Prelude to an Opus, by John Thiel
Cosmonaught, by Cardinal Cox
Release, by Lilitu Barrmaratu
Urania, By John Polselli
Thunderbird, by Joanne Tolson
Singularity, by G. A. Scheinoha
Our Lady of Radiation, by Joanne Tolson

Her Killers (Hercules), by Robin Bright

BACK COVER  Links, et al

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