Welcome to the 49th issue of The World of Myth. We have a fun issue this month, so let’s dive right in. First of all, I’d like to announce the category winners from issue #48, as determined by a majority vote from our readers. They are:
Best Story: The Words & Deeds of Men – Parts 3 & 4 by Aaron E. Smith
Best Art: Full Moon by Rebecca C. Lofgren
Best Poem: To Find the Truth by Kevin Magnus
June 2011 Member of the Month: Aaron E. Smith
Congratulations to all the winners for June ’11. Thanks to everyone who participated in the polls. Be sure to vote for your favorite category selections again this issue.
First up in our Horror section, long time favorite, John Miller, treats us to Monsters in the Basement, a story that takes an unusual look at vampires.
For Action/Adventure, Walter Geirsbach has penned Where’s Old Bill Hughes? for your consideration. It’s a tale that may very well cause you to reconsider your next sea cruise.
The Science Fiction section features The Space Castaway by Edward Rodosek, who observes that there are more to the things that fall from the sky than we might think. Also here, you’ll find Sandy Parsons’ Doggone, a very different kind of alien abduction story.
Fantasy fills this issue with several tales of imagination. Desert Nights and Bright Lights by Francis Tuohy is a story of an astronomer who witnesses the crash landing of a magic carpet. Aaron E. Smith continues his reader favorite, The Words and Deeds of Men – Part 5, which will leave you wanting more. Last but not least, Jerome Brooke presents Woman of the Hills, a short tale of Astartes the Divine.
For your amusement, the Humor section showcases this issue’s Selection of the Month. Dave Clark’s According To Our Records, is a quirky tale of bureaucratic recordkeeping that is all too relatable.
Poetry has a nice selection of entries in this issue – Leech by Sarah St. John, New Sun by Jerome Brooke, Disbelief by Rebecca C. Lofgren and Memories by Steve Bolin.
The Art section delivers three outstanding illustrations this time around – Dark Fairy by Jessie Lindsay, Not Forgotten by Rebecca C. Lofgren and Warrior Woman by Mauricio Roldan.
All your favorite columns have returned, along with a new one. In Movie Reviews, Reaper Rick gives us his take on True Grit, The Crazies, and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. The Interview column probes the mind of Aaron E. Smith, a double-issue winner of our MoM award. Book Reviews is handled by Luna Lupine, who has recently read The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. In our Video Game Retrospective column, A Grue takes a look at Dungeon Keeper II, a game valued for its ability to mix humor with nastyness. Edgar Ahlberg handles our newest column, Writing Woes, which is a serious attempt to help new authors break into the writing market. Trust me when I say that his advice about Submission Guidelines is spot on.
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That’s it for now. We’ve worked hard on this issue, so sit back and…
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