This is the ebook edition of Fantastic Stories #229 (DRM-FREE, .mobi, .epub & PDF) including:
Original Short Story: Message from Beyond by José Pablo Iriarte — Can the dead speak for the living?
Original Flash Fiction: The Closed Window by Christina Sng — There are windows that should never be opened.
Short Story: A Soaring Pillar of Brightness by Nancy Fulda — In matters of faith, the devil is in the details.The Temple's
Short Story: The Temple’s Posthole by M.K. Hutchins — A quest for forbidden magic is a matter of life and death.
Short Story: The Carnival Was Eaten, All Except the Clown by Caroline M. Yoachim — A magical treat struggles with its destiny.
Reviews: Boys, Mechanics and Love by Carole McDonnell — Carole reviews A Plague of Unicorns by Jane Yolen, The Man Who Lived in Inner Space by Arnold FederbushJack, and the films Cuckoo Clock Heart 5 and S.I.N. Theory.
Reviews: The Remake Chronicles: Two Deeply Unstable Spiral Staircases by Adam-Troy Castro — Adam revisits the Shirley Jackson adaptation The Haunting as seen through the eyes of Robert Wise — and Jan de Bont.
Reviews: Area 51 1/2 February, 2015 by Steven Sawicki — Our Alien reviews The Abyss Beyond Dreams by Peter F. Hamilton, The Defenders of Shannara, the High Druid’s Blade by Terry Brooks, Lovers & Fighters, Starships & Dragons by Tom Purdon, Willful Child by Steven Erikson, The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch, and the film Lucy.
Reviews: New & Noteworthy Short Genre Fiction, February, 2015 by Gillian Daniels — Gillian reviews “Kia and Gio” by Daniel José Older, “Returned” by Kat Howard, “A Universal Elegy” by Tang Fei, and “Soft Currency” by Seth Gordon.