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Volume 11, Issue 2, May 31, 2016

Letter from the Editors, Volume 11, Issue 2, May 31, 2016

Cutting It Fine by Graham Brand

The Watchers by Frances Gow

Mother by Irene Punti

One Slow Trigger Day by D.A. D'Amico and Dean D'Amico

Red Screamy by Dale W. Glaser

Editors Corner: Runaway by Nikki Baird

Editors Corner Nonfiction: Five Classic Science Fiction Tales for Modern Readers by Grayson Towler

           Volume 11, Issue 2, May 31, 2016

may 2016 cover
Image © Andrew Muff

Letter from the Editors

Dear Reader,

Welcome to the May 31, 2016 issue of Electric Spec! Every month, we go through hundreds of stories before we narrow it down to the featured few in each issue, so you know the stories we present are winners.

Okay, on to this month's selections:

  • "Cutting it Fine" by Graham Brand--Old-fashioned Earth values meet the final frontier as a simple barber tries to keep his shop from becoming one more small casualty in a vast interstellar conflict.

  • "The Watchers" by Frances Gow--In 1826, an enigmatic alien presence looms in European skies. One extraordinary inventor may have found a way to discover who these Watchers are... and what they want with our world.

  • "Mother" by Irene Punti--It's the final science project: to create the perfect template for a new human race. So why do so many of the test subjects have to die in the process?

  • "One Slow Trigger Day" by D.A. D'Amico & Dean D'Amico--Even in the distant future, it ain't easy being the fastest gun in the West.

  • "Red Screamy" by Dale W. Glaser--When things go bump in the night, one struggling mother discovers the terrible power in a child's imagination.

As a bonus we're also including an emotional story, "Runaway" from Editor Nikki Baird in Editor's Corner. Also don't forget to check out our Editor's Corner essay on classic SF for modern readers from Editor Grayson Towler.

Thanks for reading,
The Electric Spec Team

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