SURPRISING STORIES 49

January 2019

Produced by John Thiel, Composited by Eric Thiel
  a thrice-yearly netzine from Oort Cloud Publications/VacHume Press
                           
 contact with this zine may be had at email kinethiel@mymetronet.net


“another year rolling in—don’t think it won’t be any different—or the thought police will get you.”

Cover by Stoney Emshwiller

CONTENTS

EDITORIAL

STORIES

TRANSFORMATION 2030 by Rose Gordy        how good is genetics?
BEING AND NONBEING by Will Mayo    which best suits the individual?
THE THREE KITTENS IN THE LOST CITY OF ATLANTIS by Sedalia Sanders
CONEY ISLAND RHAPSODY by Dr. Mel Waldman    what is illusion?
THE HORROR by John Polselli    it may be found anywhere
WEDNESDAY’S TOYMAKER by Lawrence Dagstine   create life or live it?
THE SADNESS COACH by Varda One    learn to feel
EXPEDITION TO THE BADLANDS by Mord McGhee     look for problems
THE WASTELAND KINGDOM by Nescher Pyscher   reap what you sow  
THE BURNING by Ryan-Ashley Anderson     How far is away?
THE AVENUE by Herbert Jerry Baker     take a stroll where it’s timeless
LONELY ROAD by Albert J. Manachino    no loitering allowed

A MINUTE, GIVE OR TAKE by Martin Joseph Kevlock    keep up with this

ARTICLES

IMAGINATION by Gerald F. Heyder
DARK MUSE by G.A. Scheinoha

FEATURES

FANAC  the science fiction scene
THE COMPUTER CORNER    Joanne Tolson on printers
PRINTOUT   letters to the zine
AD INFINITUM    science fiction advertising

COLUMNS

THE SPACED-OUT LIBRARY  ahead literature   
YESTERDAY’S TOMORROWS   
Martin Lock on sf magazines

POEMS

THE COMING REIGN by John Polselli
THE SERPENT OF EDEN by Gerald Heyder
DREAMS by John Purcell
INSIDE THE PSYCHOTIC HOUR by Dr. Mel Waldman
MELANCHOLIA by Will Mayo
BEYOND SHADOW by Neal Wilgus
EARTHQUAKES AND VOLCANOES by Joanne Tolson
SCULPTORS OF ORION by Cardinal Cox
LAP IT UP by G. A. Scheinoha
SPHINX WINKS by Neal Wilgus
HITCHING A RIDE ON THE HOCUS-POKUS PONY by G. A. Scheinoha
PREFERRED EXISTENCE by Laura Steeb
TO RIDE THE HORSE OFF THE CAROUSEL by Gerald F. Heyder
THOU THOUSAND SAND   by Ron Emolo

LAST PAGE   Links, Prophecies, Annals 

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