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Ray Gun Revival magazine, Issue 46

Ray Gun Revival magazine, Issue 46

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Published by Johne Cook
86 pages

The Overlords' Lair: The Crotchety / Sales Debate

Fire on a World of Ice by Jonathon Mast
Fiction
Pastoric and Deveraux are on the run from bounty hunters. Stranded in an ancient city on an icy world, can they survive?

Dark Running by Justin R. Macumber
Fiction
Major Charlie Sheppard awakens a prisoner, his memories gone. His fate—and his wife’s—hangs on a truth that is as elusive as a whisper in the night.

Obedience by T.M. Hunter
Fiction
She is his slave and he is her master, but she can still teach him about the dangers of greed.

Boarders Over Brantial by Jonathan J. Schlosser
Fiction
When a bomb takes out his ship’s power, Tarin is forced to defend against vicious assault while his dead ship drifts toward Brantial VI.

Message to Mars by Alice M. Roelke
Fiction
With Earth and Mars on the brink of war, one man a message gets through.

"RGR Reviews: Book Reviews" by Matthew Winslow
Reviews
Ray Gun Revival debuts a new monthly column from noted reviewer Matthew Winslow! This month: Keeper of Dreams by Orson Scott Card, Implied Spaces by Walter Jon Williams, and Children of the Atom by Wilmar H. Shiras.

"RGR Reviews: The Balcony Fool Reviews TR2N" by Paul Christian Glenn
Reviews
At long last, a sequel is announced to the classic original story of conflict in cyberspace. Paul Christian Glenn is there to give us an early look at the next generation of Tron.

Featured artist Christian Hecker, Germany

Calamity's Child, Chapter Four: Rites of Passage, Domino, Part One by M. Keaton
Serial Fiction
Duelists, intrigue, a space firefight, and an uncooperative bounty--it's all in a day's work for Ivan and Red.

Thieves' Honor: Episode One - Spider’s Web, Part One by Keanan Brand
Serial Fiction
Captain Kristoff is a smuggler hiding in plain sight, while Captain Zoltana spins a web to bring the smuggler to ‘justice.’

Deuces Wild, Season Two, Chapter Five, Rock and a Hard Place by L. S. King
Serial Fiction
The crew is caught between a rock and a hard place—the colonists desperately need supplies, and Tristan is honor-bound to bring help, but the Confed blockade is unbreakable. Or is it?

The Adventures of the Sky Pirate, Chapter 25, All the Men in Shadow by Johne Cook
Serial Fiction
Flynn is rocked by revelations while the Friar of Briar Island faces his toughest opponent--his own legend.

Memory Wipe, Chapter 23, Liun by Sean T. M. Stiennon
Serial Fiction
Takeda battles his way into Tong's fortress, finding both hope and despair.
86 pages

The Overlords' Lair: The Crotchety / Sales Debate

Fire on a World of Ice by Jonathon Mast
Fiction
Pastoric and Deveraux are on the run from bounty hunters. Stranded in an ancient city on an icy world, can they survive?

Dark Running by Justin R. Macumber
Fiction
Major Charlie Sheppard awakens a prisoner, his memories gone. His fate—and his wife’s—hangs on a truth that is as elusive as a whisper in the night.

Obedience by T.M. Hunter
Fiction
She is his slave and he is her master, but she can still teach him about the dangers of greed.

Boarders Over Brantial by Jonathan J. Schlosser
Fiction
When a bomb takes out his ship’s power, Tarin is forced to defend against vicious assault while his dead ship drifts toward Brantial VI.

Message to Mars by Alice M. Roelke
Fiction
With Earth and Mars on the brink of war, one man a message gets through.

"RGR Reviews: Book Reviews" by Matthew Winslow
Reviews
Ray Gun Revival debuts a new monthly column from noted reviewer Matthew Winslow! This month: Keeper of Dreams by Orson Scott Card, Implied Spaces by Walter Jon Williams, and Children of the Atom by Wilmar H. Shiras.

"RGR Reviews: The Balcony Fool Reviews TR2N" by Paul Christian Glenn
Reviews
At long last, a sequel is announced to the classic original story of conflict in cyberspace. Paul Christian Glenn is there to give us an early look at the next generation of Tron.

Featured artist Christian Hecker, Germany

Calamity's Child, Chapter Four: Rites of Passage, Domino, Part One by M. Keaton
Serial Fiction
Duelists, intrigue, a space firefight, and an uncooperative bounty--it's all in a day's work for Ivan and Red.

Thieves' Honor: Episode One - Spider’s Web, Part One by Keanan Brand
Serial Fiction
Captain Kristoff is a smuggler hiding in plain sight, while Captain Zoltana spins a web to bring the smuggler to ‘justice.’

Deuces Wild, Season Two, Chapter Five, Rock and a Hard Place by L. S. King
Serial Fiction
The crew is caught between a rock and a hard place—the colonists desperately need supplies, and Tristan is honor-bound to bring help, but the Confed blockade is unbreakable. Or is it?

The Adventures of the Sky Pirate, Chapter 25, All the Men in Shadow by Johne Cook
Serial Fiction
Flynn is rocked by revelations while the Friar of Briar Island faces his toughest opponent--his own legend.

Memory Wipe, Chapter 23, Liun by Sean T. M. Stiennon
Serial Fiction
Takeda battles his way into Tong's fortress, finding both hope and despair.

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Ray Gun Revival magazine Issue 46, September 2008
Overlords (Founders / Editors)
 Johne Cook, L. S. King, Paul Christian Glenn
Venerable Staf
A.M. Stickel - Managing Copyeditor Shannon McNear - Lord High Advisor, grammar consultant, listeningear/sanity saver for Overlord LeePaul Christian Glenn - PR, sounding board, strong right handL. S. King - Lord High Editor, proofreader, beloved nag, muse,webmistressJohne Cook - art wrangler, desktop publishing, chief cook and bottlewasher 
Slushmasters (Submissions Editors)
John M. WhalenAlice M. RoelkeDavid Wilhelms
Serial Authors
Sean T. M. StiennonM KeatonKeanan BrandLee S. KingPaul Christian GlennJohne Cook
Cover Art
“LEGACY”
by Christian Hecker Without Whom...
Bill Snodgrass
, site host,Web-Net Solutions, admin, webmaster, database admin, mentor,
confdante, liaison – Double-edged Publishing
Special Thanks
Ray Gun Revival
logo design by
 
Hatchbox CreativeVisit us online at
 
http://raygunrevival.com
Ray Gun Revival
 Table of Contents
 All content copyright 2008 by
Double-edged Publishing
 ,
a Memphis, Tennessee-based non-prot publisher.
Rev: 200809a
 
Overlords’ Lair Pg. 3
Ray Gun Revival magazine Issue 46, September 2008
I
’ve been reading posts on the internetthis summer and have been watching withinterest and—in some cases, enjoying—thespirited debate that’s been, oh,
everywhere
.We’re getting into political silly-seasonin advance of the November Presidentialelections, and that chatter is just burning upthe internet. Hurricane Gustav came ashoretoday and threatened an already-batteredNew Orleans region, which is always goodfor discussion. But the real storm that I wantto address is one about what kind of sciencefiction to turn to when introducing newreaders to the genre. It is not an irrelevantquestion.
is a writer
—which describes many of us aroundhere, including me, heh. In the meantime,Mr. Sales has stirred up a hornet’s nest ofcontroversy
by suggesting that itmay not be such a great idea to recommendthe old classics to readers just getting into sci-fi.
Readers new to the genre are not servedwell by recommendations to read Isaac Asimov, EE ‘Doc’ Smith, Robert Heinlein, or 
the like. Such fiction is no longer relevant, isoften written with sensibilities offensive tomodern readers, usually has painfully badprose, and is mostly hard to find becauseit’s out of print.
To be fair, Ian isn’t completely saying whatit sounds like he’s saying, which should beapparent from his closing thoughts on thematter.
I don’t think we should refuse to read old
classic works, but we must recognise that
they’re historical documents. ... Further,modern sf readers shouldn’t need to beaware of everything which has gone before,but modern sf writers certainly ought to.
Steve Davidson, who writes as
,
.
The point here is - if you are going to
recommend a story to a potential newreader and you cut out any author who
started writing in the bad old days before
MTV and home computers, you’re chopping 
out most of your best and brightest. The
point is, those old authors who wrote such
horrible stuff are STILL receiving awards inthe modern era, and in large numbers.The point is many of the OLD authors are ALSO THE NEW AUTHORS. As I said the other day, history is a continuum.The measure is in converts. Restricting your 
recommendations to the ‘modern era’ is
self-defeating.
What do I think about all this? Well, it seemsto me that we’re talking about findingspeculative fiction that contains all thewonder and curiosity and thrill of discoveryof the classic writers of bygone days, whilemaintaining the modern standards of literarycraftsmanship which has been honed anddeveloped over time and which has valuewhen the audience is a modern reader.In short, it appears we’re talking aboutmerging the best elements of yesteryearwith the latest critical standards for whatconstitutes good modern fiction writing.It occurs to me that this, in a nutshell, isessentially the charter here at
Ray Gun Revival
 magazine. Granted, we’re limited by theshoestring budget to what we can pay ourauthors—nobody will get rich off the nominalfifteen bucks, American, we’re able to pay.Newer and more expensive doesn’t alwaysequate to ‘better,’ a point Steve Davidsonmakes with regard to the modern retellingof The Day The Earth Stood Still, due out this2008 holiday season. Steve would prefer thatpeople
if you haven’tseen it already before letting the updatedversion color your impression of the classicstory. I took advantage of the opportunityto watch the classic online this afternoon.
 
Overlords’ Lair
 
The Crotchety / Sales Debate
 

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