Black Cat Weekly #63
It’s our 63rd issue, and we’re just getting into the Thanksgiving holiday spirit. Our cover this time features a cat-and-turkey dance, but we can guarantee no turkeys among the stories! This time, Michael Bracken has an original crime story by Sharyn Kolberg on tap, and Barb Goffman has acquired a great Joseph S. Walker mystery. We also have classics by “Sapper” (British author H.C. McNeile), a Johnny Liddell detective tale by Frank Kane, and as always, a solve-it-yourself mystery by Hal Charles (the writing team of Hal Blythe and Charlie Sweet).
On the science fiction and fantasy side, we have another original story by Sydney J. Bounds featuring his wizard-detective, in “Royal Mage,” plus stories by Frank Belknap Long, Clifford D. Simak, and Joseph Gilbert. Rounding out the issue is a novel by Murray Leinster, Men Into Space, based on the classic television series.
Here’s the complete lineup:
Mysteries / Suspense / Adventure:
- “Gone By Greyhound,” by Sharyn Kolberg [Michael Bracken Presents short story]
- “The Locked Gymnasium Mystery,” by Hal Charles [Solve-It-Yourself Mystery]
- “The Last Man in Lafarge,” by Joseph S. Walker [Barb Goffman Presents short story]
- “The Green Death,” by “Sapper" [short story]
- “The Icepick Artists,” by Frank Kane [novella]
Science Fiction & Fantasy:
- “Royal Mage,” by Sydney J. Bounds [short story]
- “Atomic Station,” by Frank Belknap Long [short story] “Royal Mage,” by Sydney J. Bounds [short story]
- “The Call from Beyond,” by Clifford D. Simak [short story]
- “The Eternal Quest,” by Joseph Gilbert [short story]
- Men Into Space, by Murray Leinster [novel]