#095 - Winter 2013-2014 vol 25 no 4 – BUY OUR CURRENT ISSUE!

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fiction

1. “When Soft Voices Die” by Harding Young
It was the same moon as it had always been. It still waxed and waned and it still ran its cycles and dared us to bask in its romance.

2. “The Marotte” by Tony Pi
Though it pained me to see my tools of magic fed to the fire, I would gladly forfeit all worldly possessions to save my beloved.

3. “The Young Necromancer’s Guide to Re-Capitation” by Marissa Lingen and Alec Austin

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#95 - Winter 2013-2014 vol 25 no 4

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fiction

1. “When Soft Voices Die” by Harding Young
It was the same moon as it had always been. It still waxed and waned and it still ran its cycles and dared us to bask in its romance.

2. “The Marotte” by Tony Pi
Though it pained me to see my tools of magic fed to the fire, I would gladly forfeit all worldly possessions to save my beloved.

3. “The Young Necromancer’s Guide to Re-Capitation” by Marissa Lingen and Alec Austin
“Good minions are hard to find,” Ivan said, shaking his head sadly. “At least when you don’t make your own.”

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"Preaching Loudly to the Choir (so others might hear the message)" Editorial by Susan MacGregor

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As I write this editorial, it’s January 1, 2014. This year, On Spec celebrates its silver anniversary: we’ve been representing and supporting the speculative fiction community in Canada for twenty-five years. I’ve been honoured to be a part of this group. I feel as if I’ve been with it from its earliest beginnings. At about the same time On Spec started up, so did SF Canada, to be followed by other great Canadian SF magazines and publishing houses (Neo-Opsis, ChiZine, Edge and Five Rivers Publications are fine examples).

#95 - Winter 2013-2014 vol 25 no 4

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Stories and poetry by Adria Laycraft, Tony Pi, Marissa Lingen and Alec Austin, Frederick Mundle and more!

Editorial by Susan MacGregor.

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#96 - Spring 2014 vol 26 no 1

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Stories by Tina Callaghan, Brent Knowles, Chris Tarry, Shedrick Pittman-Hassett, Chadwick Ginther, Davyne DeSye, Dave Cherniak and Gary Pierluigi!

Cover and "Ryot Citi: Tomorrow's Black Dawn" by Chuck Bazaar!

Editorial by Barb Galler-Smith.

#096 – Spring 2014 vol 26 no 1 – BUY OUR CURRENT ISSUE!

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fiction

1. “Endless” by Tina Callaghan
So quickly. Everything changed so quickly and not even a second could be rolled back.

2. “Sin and Toil” by Brent Knowles
I am unworried now that others might claim my prize. We do not fight over our spoils. Not our way, anymore.

3. “Nennorluk Goes Down Deep” by Chris Tarry

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#096 – Spring 2014 vol 26 no 1 – BUY OUR CURRENT ISSUE!

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fiction

1. “Endless” by Tina Callaghan
So quickly. Everything changed so quickly and not even a second could be rolled back.

2. “Sin and Toil” by Brent Knowles
I am unworried now that others might claim my prize. We do not fight over our spoils. Not our way, anymore.

3. “Nennorluk Goes Down Deep” by Chris Tarry

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"Start Your Engines, and Retreat!" Editorial by Barb Galler-Smith

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When I first learned to drive a standard transmission car, I stalled a lot. I practised how not to stall at a light, shifting gears from first to second, then never at all on a flat road. Then I learned how to not
stall or roll back on a hill. That felt the best—delicate balancing of clutch and accelerator to keep the car steady and motionless until the light changed and I could keep going without need of a brake. I loved
making a game of not rolling back even a little. Because I practiced every day, over the weeks and months I got better. I stalled less and less.