Ray Gun Revival Magazine, Issue 56

Ray Gun Revival magazine celebrates the start of our fifth year with Issue #56. Also, this is our second-to-last issue for our great publisher, Double-Edged Publishing (more on that in the Overlords' Lair editorial, The Quality of the Detour).


68 pages

Dark Encounter by James Hartley
Lt. Bronte must figure how to prevent a collision with something that isn't there.

The Battle Over Procyon by James Coughtrey
Ray guns lance through the sky, plasma fire rains down on unsuspecting ships and Kayo Kaelem is about to experience the fight of his life.

The Green Planet by Gordon Ross Lanser
After a crash landing, crewmates must trek across an alien planet while the jungle pursues them.

Lifeline by T.M. Hunter
Awaking from a drunken stupor, Aston discovers that his life has been held under judgment without his knowledge. Unfortunately, he's as guilty as sin!

The Vnimajici by Caleb Jordan Schulz
She wanted everyone in the universe to attend her wedding in Cali, Colombia. She hadn't expected robots too.

Featured artist, Pierre-Etienne Travers

Checker by J.D. Williams
You can find benefits to OCD, even in a warfront on an alien world.

Of Machinery and Sea Life by Pete Carter
Aliens have come to conquer earth, can anyone stop them?

Calamity's Child, Chapter Nine: Object Real: Ransom in the Fall of the Mountain King, and Chapter Ten: Object Real: Ave Maria, Part One by M. Keaton
Serial Fiction
Red Dog fights. Kylee fights. Ivan fights.

Thieves' Honor: Episode Eleven: The Rescuers, Part Two by Keanan Brand
Serial Fiction
Zoltana’s in the brig while Kristoff schemes to steal the game. But who on his ship is a colonial spy?

Johne Cook / L. S. King / Paul Christian Glenn
The Overlords, Ray Gun Revival magazine


News for July 7th 2010

Two new releases this month from Splashdown Books: The Duke's Handmaid by Caprice Hokstad (Fantasy Drama - Third Edition) and Legendary Space Pilgrims by Grace Bridges (Science Fiction/Allegory/Space Opera). Visit www.splashdownbooks.com/bookshop.html for more details and special prices direct from the publisher.

Guild member Ellen Maze, vampire genre writer extraordinaire, is the guest of honour at WhereTheMapEnds this month - be sure and check out her interview here: http://www.wherethemapends.com/Interviews/current_interview.htm

TitleTrakk gives us a preview of James Rubart's next novel, Book of Days, due out next January and already eagerly awaited: http://titletrakkbooknews.blogspot.com/2010/06/jim-rubarts-book-of-days-coming-in.html 

Variance Publishing announces a new release, Eurostorm by Payne Anderson. Find out more about that on the Thrillerblog: http://variancepublishing.blogspot.com/2010/06/eurostorm-hits-stores-rick-makes.html


Announcing Flagship Ezine from Flying Island Press

Enjoy Your Sci-fi and Fantasy How and Where You Want

Beginning July 4th, science fiction and fantasy fans will be given a new place where they can discover authors and stories they’ll be able to enjoy wherever they go.  Flagship, the new e-zine by publisher Flying Island Press, will soon be releasing short stories every other month in formats for the Kindle, the iPad and iPhone, and other electronic readers.

Flying Island Press also recognizes the increasing popularity of podcasts and other forms of audio fiction.  So, in addition to the e-zine, an audio version will be available to listen to on any MP3 player.  Stories they release will be available both in text and in audio, allowing the consumer to choose their preferred version.

Zach Ricks, managing editor for Flagship, had this to say.  “I wanted to hearken back to what some have called the Golden Age of Science Fiction.”  It’s his hope that “FlagShip will be a place for optimistic, entertaining fiction.”

Each issue will cost $1.99 for the text version or the audio version or get both for just $2.99.

Issues will be available starting July 4th, 2010 at