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Ray Gun Revival magazine, Issue 35

Ray Gun Revival magazine, Issue 35

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Published by Johne Cook
45 Pages

Flinteye's Sabotage by Sean T. M. Stiennon
Fiction
For a being who makes his living wielding weapons, what is too much of a good thing, and what would a moral being do about it?

Little Bear Lost by Gwendolyn S. Patton
Fiction
Kern Halpin was your average grease-monkey, but what he saw in a two-man fighter with a fanatical space warrior, hunting pirates, would change his life.

Featured Artist interview with cuson

The Pasadena Rule, Chapters 7 & 8 by Ben Schumacher
Fiction
When Katya is stranded on a planet’s surface and her husband is orbiting above her, he explores all the options and tries the one incredible idea left to try to save her.

He jumps.

Deuces Wild, Chapter 18, Strange Bedfellows, Part Five by L. S. King
Serial Fiction
The climax of a five-part mini arc that ties up all the loose ends in the titanic struggle between Slap and the Mordas crime syndicate, with Tristan and Tanya caught in the middle.
45 Pages

Flinteye's Sabotage by Sean T. M. Stiennon
Fiction
For a being who makes his living wielding weapons, what is too much of a good thing, and what would a moral being do about it?

Little Bear Lost by Gwendolyn S. Patton
Fiction
Kern Halpin was your average grease-monkey, but what he saw in a two-man fighter with a fanatical space warrior, hunting pirates, would change his life.

Featured Artist interview with cuson

The Pasadena Rule, Chapters 7 & 8 by Ben Schumacher
Fiction
When Katya is stranded on a planet’s surface and her husband is orbiting above her, he explores all the options and tries the one incredible idea left to try to save her.

He jumps.

Deuces Wild, Chapter 18, Strange Bedfellows, Part Five by L. S. King
Serial Fiction
The climax of a five-part mini arc that ties up all the loose ends in the titanic struggle between Slap and the Mordas crime syndicate, with Tristan and Tanya caught in the middle.

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December 01, 2007
Issue 35
Pg. 2
Ray Gun Revival magazine
Issue 35, December 01, 2007
Overlords (Founders / Editors):
Johne Cook, L. S. King, Paul Chris\ue001an Glenn
Venerable Staff:
A.M. S\ue002ckel - Managing Copyeditor
Shannon McNear - Lord High Advisor, grammar consultant, listening
ear/sanity saver for Overlord Lee
Paul Chris\ue002an Glenn - PR, sounding board, strong right hand
L. S. King - Lord High Editor, proofreader, beloved nag, muse,
webmistress
Johne Cook - art wrangler, desktop publishing, chief cook and bo\ue002le
washer
Slushmasters (Submissions Editors):
Sco\ue002 M. Sandridge

John M. Whalen
David Wilhelms
Shari L. Armstrong
Jack Willard

Serial Authors:
Sean T. M. S\ue001ennon

John M. Whalen
Ben Schumacher
Lee S. King

Paul Chris\ue001an Glenn
Johne Cook
Cover Art: \u201cplay chess with robot\u201d by cuson
Without Whom...Bill Snodgrass, site host,
Web-Net Solu\ue001ons, admin, webmaster, database admin, mentor, con\ue000-
dante, liaison \u2013 Double-edged Publishing
Special Thanks:
Ray Gun Revival logo design by Hatchbox Creative
Ray Gun Revival
Table of Contents
Visit us online athtt p : / / rayg u n rev i va l . co m
All content copyright 2007 by Double-edged Publishing,
a Memphis, Tennessee-based non-pro\ue001t publisher.
Rev: 20071201a
2 Table of Contents
3 Overlords\u2019 Lair
6 Flinteye\u2019s Sabotage
by Sean T. M. Stiennon
18 Little Bear Lost
by Gwendolyn S. Patton
25 Featured Artist: cuson
29 The Pasadena Rule
by Ben Schumacher
35 Deuces Wild, Chapter 18,
Strange Bedfellows, Part Five
by L. S. King
45 The RGR Time Capsule
November 15 - November 30, 2007
Pg. 3
Ray Gun Revival magazine
Issue 35, December 01, 2007
It is snowing as I write this. This is

Wisconsin in December, and for me, snow in December is right and proper. It is what I have come to expect, and the surest way to entice me into some semblance of Christmas cheer. I get cranky when I hear Christmas music piped out too soon after Labor Day, but, when the snow actually falls, my inner Scrooge relaxes and I start to get into the seasonal vibe despite myself.

I like the cold and snow in part because it\u2019s perfect reading weather. Nothing is more comforting to me than sitting on the couch with a mug of hot chocolate by my side, a mini dachshund in my lap, and a hardcover book in my hand.

And there\u2019s the rub. What is it about reading that factors in the method of reading with the act of reading? The act of mental discovery is the same, so what\u2019s unique about one way of reading over another? Isn\u2019t reading reading? When writing about this topic, I think of the underlying motivation. There\u2019s a difference between reading for edification and reading for pleasure. I get that. But is one way of reading more pleasurable than others?

Now, I know others have already waxed fondly about the pleasure of the heft and smell of a real book, and I won\u2019t deny them their preference. But, setting the obvious sensory experience aside, it is reading I enjoy: the process of freely sharing existing ideas in clever ways, and clever ideas in new ways. In a culture predicated so much on hoarding what we have, there is something tremendously egalitarian about the free exchange of ideas through writing and reading.

But, somewhere along the way, we\u2019ve discriminated how we share ideas simply because of the delivery mechanism necessary to accomplish the reading process, which baffles me a little. I\u2019ve read Louis L\u2019amour\u2019s \u201cThe Walking Drum\u201d both on paper and in electronic formats, and confess I enjoyed both experiences just as much \u2013 the story was the thing.

I\u2019ve been watching technology lurch along to provide better ways to read, which seems to suggest that the more things stay the same, the more they change, to flip a common aphorism on its head. Sony had a good idea with itsLibre product, and has improved it with the Sony Reader, and not just because

\u2018Reader\u2019 looks \u2018less French.\u2019 E-Ink looks like an amazing technology, if only it wasn\u2019t saddled with Sony\u2019s restrictions.

Not to be outdone, Amazon has just released itsKindle product, which looks good on paper \u2013 heh\u2013 but has some problems of

its own, not the least of which is a baffling
name.

I guess what I\u2019d like is an open-source hardware platform that doesn\u2019t get in the way of me enjoying books the way I want to. I like how Baen does e-books: no DRM, a wide variety of formats to support various readers\u2019 software and personal preferences, and (most important to my wallet) a reasonable price.

Granted, I can read e-books on my

smartphone, but the smaller screen isn\u2019t as easy to read as a paperback. I\u2019ve heard some say they won\u2019t buy into e-book readers until they have two facing pages like a real book, which seems arbitrary to me. I\u2019m not sure I need my technology to conform to the same form factor as paper books in order for me to derive pleasure.

The more things change, the more they
Overlords\u2019 Lair

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