Editor’s Note: Vol. 3, Issue 4...

We welcome M.Rickert as our Featured Author for April, May and June. Her first story is the gentle and touching “Night Blossoms.” Alec Hutson’s first published story is “The Boy Who Would Be King,” a fairytale with a difference. The ubiquitous Jay Lake continues his Calends series for us and we bring you another of his tales from the Ship in “Speciation.”

The nomadic Lee Battersby returns to review Geoffrey Maloney’s “Tales From The Crypto-System.”

Hope you enjoy this month’s issue!

Chris Clarke
Publisher

Editor’s Note: Vol. 3, Issue 3...

March gives us a look at the beast — within and without. Jay Lake lurches into “March” with a hunt of a different kind. We discover the portent of the Black Bird in Greg van Eekhaut’s “When the Black Bird Circles Back” while David Hoffman-Dachelet makes testing shampoo on animals seem like a beauty treatment compared to “Vacuum Monkeys.” Patricia Russo rounds out March with a tale of monsters in “The Next”.

Hope you enjoy this month’s issue!

Chris Clarke
Publisher

Editor’s Note: Vol. 3, Issue 1...

January. Out with the old, in with the new. Time to recover from the giddy festivities that define the end of the old year; time to break resolutions in record time and revive the dearly-held bad habits that caused us to make those same resolutions in the first place.

More importantly (although I’ll admit I’m a bit biased), time for a new issue of Ideomancer. My issue. That’s right, the slave has become master, the inmates have taken over the asylum, the proletariat revolts, baby! This issue is mine, all mine, and —

Sorry. For a moment the power became too much…

Still, we are playing around with the springs and gears that make Ideomancer tick, and I have endeavored to give some hint of what’s to come — my own personal take on the magazine and the type of story we try to present. There will be other, different views as the year slides away from us, but I get to be first. Heh-heh.

Consider yourselves forewarned.

Rob Hunter dazzles us with the inner workings of a unique mind in “The Nine-Patch Variation”, Samantha Henderson sinks her irony-coated claws into “The Legend Of St. Ignatz The Provider”, Greg van Eekhout graces us with a reprint of his poignant fantasy “Wolves Till The World Goes Down”, and Jay Lake, in the first of a series, performs janitorial duty with his take on “January.” And there’s even a movie review for those of you who are despairing of finding good genre fare in the cinematic realm.

Enjoy! (That was a command, not a suggestion…)

Mikal Trimm
Editor

I‘ll just slot my comments under a ton of megalomania. 2004 brings Ideomancer into its third year in this format and we are again endeavoring to progress the magazine through the coming twelve months. Each editor will add their voice to the magazine as we bring you more original fiction — gone are the classics this year.

We continue our Featured Author slot and welcome Greg van Eekhout as the first of the New Year.

Our guidelines have changed slightly again — we are now introducing reading periods — and as a consequence will be closed to submissions through January. I would also like to welcome Meredith L. Patterson and Lori Ann White to the editorial staff.

Hope you enjoy this month’s issue
Chris Clarke
Publisher

Editor’s Note: Vol. 2, Issue 12...

Apologies for the delayed publication of December’s Ideomancer — too many Christmas parties. Which brings us to the the theme for this months magazine. We have original Christmas stories from Bruce Holland Rogers, Christopher Rowe and Catherine M. Morrison, plus a classic from G. K. Chesterton.

Lee Battersby reviews Chris Lawson’s Written in Blood.

Hope you enjoy this month’s issue
Chris Clarke
Publisher

Editor’s Note: Vol. 2, Issue 11...

November is a bumper Science Fiction edition of Ideomancer with offerings from Bruce Holland Rogers, Mark Rudolph and Igor Teper.

We also bring you a bumper edition of features with two reviews and an interview.

Hope you enjoy this month’s issue
Chris Clarke
Publisher

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