SURPRISING STORIES #48, September 2018

Produced by John Thiel, composited by Eric Thiel
A thrice-yearly publication from Oort Cloud Publications and VacHume Press.
Contact with Surprising may be achieved at
kinethiel@mymetronet.net
We take our sense of direction from the Great Bear.”

Cover by Thomas Brown, "Disconnected"
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CONTENTS

EDITORIAL


FICTION
The Last Salvage, by Lawrence Dagstine        say never again
To Ride the Horse Off the Carousel, by Gerald F. Heyder    giddap!
Eagle’s Flight, by William Garth Hopkins  generations come & go
Journey Into Wonder, by Sedalia S. Sanders  not all you’d want
Singularity Man, by Jason Rogers     a most singular man indeed
I Dream/The Ruins of Lost Time, by Dr. Mel Waldman    all’s said!
Whisper to Me, Beauty, by John Polselli    who knows what’s what?
Bright Night Sprites, by Holli Hottwatt  so nice to have around.
Premonitions, by Will Mayo  who knows what will be?
Improvements, by Varda One  a touching tale of not touching


FEATURES
The Computer Corner
Ad Astra (advertising)


ARTICLES
Creation Mythos, by G.A. Scheinoha
Precarious Balance, by Jim Sullivan
Divinity versus Non-Divinity, by Gerald F. Heyder


COLUMNS
Yesterday's Tomorrows, by Martin Lock
The Off-Center Viewpoint, by Joe Napolitano
The Spaced-Out Library (reviews)
Fanac (activity in fandom)


POEMS
A Stranger, by Dr.Mel Waldman
Music of the Spheres, by John Purcell
Temple of Janus, by Cardinal Cox
In Sleep’s Wake, by Neal Wilgus
Schroedinger’s Elephant, by Neal Wilgus
Facebook—Note 6.17, by Ron Emolo
Cosmic Eclipse, by Joanne Tolson
Mrs. Narcissus, by Steve Sneyd
Life is a Fairy Tale, by Gerald F. Heyder
Moonrise 1998, by Will F. Mayo
Night-Calm, by John Polselli
Nebula, by Kent Thornton
Omega’s Bloody Gig, by Walter Zimmerle
Sphere Computer Iracius, by Darren Kidd
Scifi, by Peter Layton


LAST PAGE   Our sendoff, and links.

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