Letter From The Editor - Issue 38 - March 2014
Welcome to Issue 38 of IGMS, which has a bit of an international flavor and more
than a little illegal/unnatural activity.
Our cover story is "The Sound of Death" by British author Gareth D. Jones,
proving that while murder is universal, exploring an alien world and culture
through the eyes and ears of a detective investigating that murder is an event not
Part Two of Jeffrey A. Ballard's SF novelette "Underwater Restorations"
concludes this tale of high-tech thievery in a near-future where the water line has
risen, but the level of honor among thieves has not. If you missed Part One, it was
published in issue 37.
"Extinct Fauna of the High Malafan" by Israeli author Alter Reiss kicks into high
gear with the murder of the necromancer charged with the protection of team of
paleontologists who are raising the ghosts of dinosaurs -- dinosaurs who have
more weapons to worry about than just razor-sharp claws and teeth.
"Right and Wrongs," by Brain K. Lowe, is about the (pardon the pun) trials and
tribulations of a lawyer charged with protecting his client from a murder charge.
The problem is this client is also a shape-shifting alien left behind after a failed
invasion attempt, which raises its own unique set of extra challenges.
"A Little Trouble Dying," written by the dynamic trio of me, myself, and I, is a
Twilight-Zone-esque trip into the experience of a man who hid from death in an
underground bunker when a virulent plague ravaged the entire world, only to find
that he had perhaps hidden a little too well.
Another foray into Twilight-Zone-Land, this issue's audio production, "Dogs
From Other Places," written by Shannon Peavy and read by award-winning
performer Emily Rankin, shows the fringes of the known world being encroached
upon by something else, something that changes people. People, and apparently
dogs, too . . .
And be sure not to miss Darrell Schweitzer's InterGalactic Interview with multiple
Hugo Award winning SF author Allen Steele, plus the next installment of our
newest feature, "At The Picture Show: Extended Cut," an in-depth article by our
regular film critic, Chris Bellamy.
It's time again for this year's annual reader's poll. Vote for your favorite stories and favorite artwork. Top vote-getting stories and illustrations will receive an extra cash prize. As an enticement for you readers to go ahead and vote, one randomly-selected voter will receive a free autographed copy of one of Uncle Orson's books
Edmund R. Schubert
Editor, Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show
P.S. As usual, we've collected essays from the authors in this issue and will post
them on our blog (www.SideShowFreaks.blogspot.com). Feel free to drop by and
catch The Story Behind The Stories, where the authors talk about the creation of