Editor’s Note: Vol. 10, Issue 2

Editor’s Note: Vol. 10, Issue 2

Our June 2011 issue is full of summer travels, both physical and of the mind and soul and heart.

Cory Skerry’s “Rendered Down” sets us off to sea, and across the thin line between one world and the next. Alter Reiss’s “A Letter from Northern Niaro” narrates a trip into the country, and the distance grown between the person one is and the person one used to be. Finally, Anatoly Belilovsky’s “Chrestomathy”, with the misfiring of a bullet, crosses continents and builds a dizzying and breathtaking new history.

Poetry from repeat contributors Megan Arkenberg, Mike Allen, and W.C. Roberts and first-time contributor Shannon Connor Winward rounds out the issue, taking us out to distant, devastated planets; deep into our own skins; back in time, and forward. And our staff reviewers survey a quartet of modern-style mysteries that cross into the Arthurian and the mimetic, and hop across the Atlantic.

We hope you enjoy this quarter’s issue, and if so, please consider dropping something into our tip jar. Ideomancer relies on reader donations to pay its contributors for their excellent fiction and poetry, and even five dollars makes a big difference.

Happy summer!

Leah Bobet
Publisher

Contents
Vol. 10 Issue 2
Editor’s Note
Fiction
“Rendered Down”Cory Skerry
“A Letter From Northern Niaro”Alter S. Reiss
“Chrestomathy”Anatoly Belilovsky
Poetry
“Redcap Repast”WC Roberts
“The Conqueror of Mars, To His Beloved”Megan Arkenberg
“Splendours To Devour”Mike Allen
“Beansidhe”Shannon Connor Winward
Reviews
Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London and Moon Over SohoLiz Bourke
Richard Matheson’s Other KingdomsMaya Chhabra
David Bledsoe’s Dark JennyMaya Chhabra



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