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Sci Phi Journal #4, March 2015 Available Now!

Issue #4 is now available.
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“The Writing Coach by David Feela, a tale of Nietzsche and writers block
“An Iron Shell of Ritual” by Jeff Racho, who asks what happens when you try to convert a robot?
“Icarus Falls” by Alex Shvartsman, who wonders what happens when a hero fades and memory is lost.
“Take Up Your Cross” by Anthony Marchetta, who explores what you can do with a time machine, a rifle and a certain city in 33AD.
“NanoAmerica” by David John Baker, who seeks to understand what it means to be human.
“Bunny Rabbit” by E.J. Shumak and “The Wallet” by Paul Levinson.
“Better Man or Better Genes by Cheryl Frazier, concerning the Brave New World of genetic engineering and Gattaca.
“Saga’s Lying Cat” by Ruth Tallman, addresses the complexities of lying.
“The Confluence Between Literary and Scientific Imagination” by Arlan Andrews Sr. and “On the Sentient Constraints of a Sentient-Containing Universe” by Jeffrey A. Corkern.
The serial novel Beyond the Mist by Ben Zwycky continues with Chapters 6 & 7, and there are also book reviews by Peter Sean Bradley.

Submission processing continues!

A quick update on the pile of submissions I have. Tank you to everybody who has submitted and I got about half way through the pile over the break and will continue to dig away at it. I’ve sent out a bunch of emails with yes/nos and I believe I sent an update email to everybody who was still in the queue. If you didn’t receive one or the other please let me know, something might have fallen through the cracks.
A note on submissions, the quality has been good. If you are trying to decide between a story or an article, I am very short of articles so those go to the top of the reading list. Also, I have received a number of really sad stories. I have enjoyed them and they have had beautiful ideas and imagery but can somebody please submit some comedy? It looks a little unmanly to be misty eyed on the train!
Issue #4 is coming together and cover artist extraordinaire Cat Leonard has a spectacular portrait for the cover that is coming together. It reminded me of the cover of Time. If you like the Sci Phi covers and would like some of Cat’s work for your own covers let me know and I can put you in touch.
There will be more contributor interviews coming (next one due out later today!). Do you like them?
Someone asked about paper issues of #1 and #2. How many people would be interested in those? It could be arranged but time is limited and I wouldn’t want to delay the next issue. IF you like the idea of paper for Issue #1 and #2 would you be interested in helping proof it? I can be reached as always at