Letter From The Editor - Issue 40 - July 2014
Welcome to Issue 40 of IGMS.
For starters, our cover story this issue is "The Golem of Deneb Seven" by an IGMS regular
making his first cover appearance, Alex Shvartzsman. The seventh planet in the Deneb system is
being invaded as part of an ongoing war, but bringing the Emet -- the truth -- to the ongoing
conflict between Rivkah's father and grandfather is a much longer-running battle.
In James Van Pelt's "Aubrey Comes to Yellow High," the halls of the local high school are
transformed, sort of, into the shoot out at The O.K. Corral. But amidst the hail of mystical
bullets, Aubrey learns a vital lesson from the unlikeliest of teachers.
Another repeat IGMS author, Megan Hutchins, brings us "Golden Chaos," a tale that follows two
brothers on a journey back and forth between chaos and order on their search for justice,
freedom, and a way to freeze only half of an elderberry. We're also very proud to present a
sampling of Megan's debut novel, Drift.
And speaking of quests, "The Sound of Distant Thunder," penned by Mike Barretta is look at the
near-future and one boy's simultaneous journey from Africa to America, and from the Earth to
Next, Bud Webster brings us "Fantasiestucke," three interlinked micro-tales held together by
music and the common thread of the author himself.
Our audio for this issue is "Roundabout," penned by Nathaniel Lee and read by Audie award-winning narrator, Emily Rankin. It is about a living highway and the battle one young woman
wages with it to retrieve her lost brother.
Also in this issue, a different kind of InterGalactic Interview, presenting ubertalented musician
Jonah Knight, and featuring several of his unique, story-telling songs.
Edmund R. Schubert
Editor, Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show