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Black Gate 11 — Summer 2007

  • 224 pages, $12.95
  • On Sale August 24, 2007
  • Edited by John O’Neill
  • Published by New Epoch Press
  • Website Editor: Leo Grin
  • Cover Art by Alessanda Kelley
  • Interior Art by Storn Cook, Mark Evans, Matt Hughes, Chuck Lukacs, Malcolm McClinton, Bernie Mireault, Christoffer Saar

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FICTION

“Where Beauty Lies in Wait”
by Peadar O Guii­n
She was irresistibly beautiful — and a monster. And now she had stolen Darrak’s only son.

“The Lawless Hours”
by James Enge
It was Roble’s duty to patrol the woods in the Lawless Hours, on guard for the servants of the Boneless One. Until he met Morlock the Maker.

“The Wizard’s Daily Horoscope”
by Maria V. Snyder
Guaranteed timely and accurate. Like magic.

“Holy Places”
by Martha Wells
The tale of the first meeting of Giliead & Ilias — and a night of dark wizardry.

“From the Heart of the Earth to the Peaks of the Sky”
by Iain Rowan
Dao Shi comes face to face with an unkillable demon deep in the Underworld… and a secret the Empire would stop at nothing to protect.

“The Mudslinger”
by David Evan Harris
As a wizard, Dredge was laughable. But the fate of a kingdom rested on his simple gift.

“Soulthief”
by Ben Wolcott
A dead wizard hires a thief to break into his tower — and unravel the lethal secrets within.

“The Entrance of Bob Into Valhalla”
by William I. Lengeman III
The roller coaster was plenty dangerous — even before the harpies attacked. Good thing Bob brought his broadsword.

“The Naturalist, Part II: An Incident at Gray’s Works”
by Mark Sumner
In which the Naturalist returns to civilization to warn of the approach of the terror from the interior… and learns his troubles are just beginning.


FEATURES

“Fictional Losses: Neglected Stories from the SF Magazines”
by Rich Horton


DEPARTMENTS

Editorial: How to Succeed in Business
by John O’Neill

Letters
From Our Readers

Back Issues
A list of rare (but miraculously still available) back issues of Black Gate.

Next Issue
More from Martha Wells, James Enge, Howard Andrew Jones, Todd McAulty, Ed Carmien, John Fultz, and more — plus the exiting return of Tumithak in “Tumithak and the Ancient Word!” The gods have clearly blessed you.


REVIEW FEATURES

Book Reviews
Lost Worlds by Clark Ashton Smith
Hell To Pay by Simon R. Green
Monster Nation: A Zombie Novel by David Wellington
Polyphony 6 edited by Deborah Layne & Jay Lake
Spirit Gate by Kate Elliott
The Cracked Throne by Joshua Palmatier
Firebird by R. Garcia y Robertson
Kitty Takes a Holiday by Carrie Vaughn
The Well Of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
White Night, a novel of the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

by Charlene Brusso, Thomas Cunningham, Chris Gruber, Rich Horton, Thomas M. MacKay, Robert Burke Richardson, Mark Rigney, Beth Shope, and K. Tang


GAMING

Fantasy Game Reviews
Classic Traveller, Far Future Enterprises
Dungeons and Dragons: Red Hand of Doom, Wizards of the Coast
Legends of the Ancient World: Wolves on the Rhine, Christopher Brandon, Dark City Games
Dungeons and Dragons: Dragondown Grotto, Wizards of the Coast
Call of Cthulhu: Secrets of New York: A Mythos Guide to the City That Never Sleeps, Chaosium
Age of Mortals Campaign, Margaret Weis Games
– Key of Destiny, Christopher Coyle
– Spectre of Sorrows, Christopher Coyle
– Price of Courage, Cameron Banks
The Knightly Orders of Ansalon, Margaret Weis Games

by Howard Andrew Jones, Andrew Zimmerman Jones, Jackson Kuhl, and Patrick Ross


COMICS

Knights of the Dinner Table: The Java Joint
by Jolly Blackburn, John O’Neill, and Steve Johansson


SPOT ART

Four illustrations by Lance King

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