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Ray Gun Revival magazine, Issue 04

Ray Gun Revival magazine, Issue 04

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Published by Johne Cook
Ray Gun Revival is a free throwback space opera e-zine online.

http://raygunrevival.com/Forum/viewtopic.php?t=451

http://www.raygunrevival.com/Published/RGR_0004_2006_08_15.pdf

56 pages

Cover: “Paroxysmal Incursion,” by Vitaly S. Alexius

Overlord's Lair by Paul Christian Glenn
Editorial
Ten Life Lessons I Learned From Space Opera

Melpomene Run by Michael Merriam
Fiction
An emergency courier run to an endangered colony turns deadly for Lt. Lisa Cochrane as she uncovers corruption, intrigue, and sabotage all around her.

Shan’tir’ri by Scott M. Sandridge
Fiction
When an assassination job goes awry, Mark the Merc learns how fast the hunter can become the hunted.

Exclusive Serial - The Adventures of the Sky Pirate, "The Assassin of Patience Bay", Part Two by Johne Cook
Fiction
After Cooper Flynn loses his best friend to the attack of a mysterious assassin, he must gather himself and unravel the intricate puzzle of who he is if he is to avoid his friends's fate.

Exclusive Serial - Memory Wipe, Chapter Two: "Zartsi" by Sean T.M. Stiennon
Fiction
Running for his life in an alien jungle, can Takeda survive the crooked cops after him and the unknown dangers of the wild?
Ray Gun Revival is a free throwback space opera e-zine online.

http://raygunrevival.com/Forum/viewtopic.php?t=451

http://www.raygunrevival.com/Published/RGR_0004_2006_08_15.pdf

56 pages

Cover: “Paroxysmal Incursion,” by Vitaly S. Alexius

Overlord's Lair by Paul Christian Glenn
Editorial
Ten Life Lessons I Learned From Space Opera

Melpomene Run by Michael Merriam
Fiction
An emergency courier run to an endangered colony turns deadly for Lt. Lisa Cochrane as she uncovers corruption, intrigue, and sabotage all around her.

Shan’tir’ri by Scott M. Sandridge
Fiction
When an assassination job goes awry, Mark the Merc learns how fast the hunter can become the hunted.

Exclusive Serial - The Adventures of the Sky Pirate, "The Assassin of Patience Bay", Part Two by Johne Cook
Fiction
After Cooper Flynn loses his best friend to the attack of a mysterious assassin, he must gather himself and unravel the intricate puzzle of who he is if he is to avoid his friends's fate.

Exclusive Serial - Memory Wipe, Chapter Two: "Zartsi" by Sean T.M. Stiennon
Fiction
Running for his life in an alien jungle, can Takeda survive the crooked cops after him and the unknown dangers of the wild?

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Ray Gun Revival
 
Issue 04,
August 15, 2006
Pg. 
 
Ray Gun Revival
 
Issue 04,
August 15, 2006
Pg. 
Overlords (Founders):
 
Johne Cook, Paul Chrisan Glenn, L. S. King
Ray Gun Radio:
 
Taylor Kent - founder, director, and producer, all things audioJohn “JesusGeek” Wilkerson - RGR Disinformaon Specialist
 Venerable Staff:
A.M. Sckel - Managing CopyeditorMike Loos - Proofreader, Technical Lead – PocketRGR;Walter Rosenfeld - ProofreaderMahew McConley - ProofreaderPaul Chrisan Glenn - PR, sounding board, strong right hand, newshound
L. S. King
- copyeditor, proofreader, beloved nag, muse, webmistressJohne Cook - art wrangler, desktop publishing, editorials, chief, cook, and bole washer
Slushmasters (Submissions Editors):
 
Taylor Kent, Sco M. Sandridge, David Wilhelms
Serial Authors:
Sean T. M. Sennon, Lee S. King, Paul Chrisan Glenn, Johne Cook
Cover Art:
 
“Paroxysmal Incursion,” by
Vitaly S Alexius
 Without Whom...
 
Bill Snodgrass, site host, Web-Net Soluons, admin, webmaster, database admin, mentor,condante, liaison – Double-edged Publishing
Special Thanks:
 
Ray Gun Revival
logo design by
Visit us online at
 
http://raygunrevival.com
 All content copyright 2006 by 
Double-edged Publishing
 ,
a Memphis, Tennessee-based non-prot publisher.
Rev: 20060815f 
Table of Contents
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Ray Gun Revival
 
Issue 04,
August 15, 2006
Pg. 
A
round here, you may have noticed, we takeour space opera seriously. Okay, not tooseriously (having space monkeys in the office makes thatsomewhat difficult), but we do believe it is a relevantand—dare I say it?
important genre. At its very best,space opera can inspire and enlighten us in ways thatother forms of fiction cannot, because it isn’t weigheddown by silly things like “believability” or “reason.” No,the sort of story we’re slinging around here will makeyou believe you can perform impossible feats, extin-guish great evils, and deal in heroic deeds—if only youhave the courage to try. Has there ever been a moreridiculous notion? Has there ever been a better one?In that spirit, I present the ten most indispensablelife lessons that space opera taught me. Years of hidingunder the blankets with a flashlight and a raggedpaperback were not wasted on me, and now you canbenefit from the wisdom I gathered thereunder. I haveranked them in order of ascending importance becausethat’s how David Letterman does it, and that guy seemsto have a handle on the whole “list” thing.
10. Villains do not die the first time you kill them.
The
nastier they are, the more likely they are to returnand wreak havoc with your life and loved ones.Down time varies from villain to villain, so be onyour guard. Some wait only seconds to pop backup and take one last swing, while others lie low foryears, waiting to unleash their vengeance when youleast expect it (these types often return wearingsome sort of elaborate mask). The good news isthat their modi operandi (and theme music) don’tusually change, making them a little easier to spot.
9. Feel free to steal great ideas and make them
your own.
Nobody cares. Seriously. Just, youknow, pay attention to the second part.
8. Never let romance interfere with the mission.
 
Epic, enduring love is a classic element of goodspace opera, but a lover who persuades youto abandon the Thing That You Must Do is ascheming villain. Your true love will stand aside(mournfully perhaps) and let you do what youknow is right. The truly exceptional ones willeven help you do it.
7. Always assume you’re standing on a trap door,
because you probably are.
At first glance, thisone might smack of paranoia, but if you thinkabout it, it’s just good sense.
6. Never underestimate the cute and cuddly.
Be
they good or evil, those fuzzy little fellas withthe big eyes and adorable mewlings will fool youevery time. Chances are, beneath that innocentfacade, they’re hiding unfathomable reservesof pluck, or (in less fortunate cases) six rows of razor-sharp fangs.
5. Keep a mental backlog of acerbic one-liners
that are good for any occasion.
Nobody likes
Overlord’s Lair:
 
Ten Life Lessons I Learned From Space Opera
 , by Paul Christian Glenn

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