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Black Gate 6 — Fall 2003

  • 208 pages, $12.95
  • On Sale October 15, 2003
  • Edited by John O’Neill
  • Published by New Epoch Press
  • Cover Art by Todd Lockwood
  • Interior Art by Bernie Mireault, Chris Pepper, and Denis Rodier

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FICTION

“Looking For Goats, Finding Monkeys”
by Iain Rowan
A tale of gold, ghosts and gullibility in Ancient China.

“The Flowers on the Harp”
by Anne Sheldon
In which King Herken receives far more than he bargained for in the gift of the slave girl Griah, last living child of the conquered Mage King.

“The Grand Tour”
by Kevin N. Haw
It is true what they say… you get what you pay for, especially on those cheap package tours.

“Miller’s Wife”
by Mark W. Tiedemann
Egan was on the run from personal demons… and ran into some of a very different sort.

“Rocks Under Water”
by Karen Jordan Allen
They lurk just under the surface, silent, invisible… and deadly.

“Portal”
by Rick Norwood
In a world where deadly portals to other worlds are easily made, Ian learns that fortune indeed favors the bold.

Fantasy Classic: “Tumithak in Shawm”
by Charles R. Tanner
In the sequel to “Tumithak of the Corridors,” Tumithak leads his brave band of followers to the surface… there to challenge the alien shelks for the first time in millennia. A classic from the early pulp era!


FEATURE ARTICLE

The Sword in the Mirror: A Century of Sword & Sorcery
by Howard Andrew Jones


DEPARTMENTS

Editorial: Secret Blindness
by John O’Neill

Letters
From Our Readers


REVIEW FEATURES

The Comics Cauldron
by Claude Lalumière

Book Reviews
by Lisa DuMond, Don Bassingthwaite, Sue Granquist, and Howard Andrew Jones.


GAMING

Fantasy Game Reviews
by Don Bassingthwaite, Jennifer Brozek, Howard Andrew Jones, Dave Webb, and Michael Thibault


COMICS

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

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