Black Cat Weekly #64

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Our 64th issue is a bit of a celebration—our American holiday, Thanksgiving, is nearly upon us, so we have a couple of other seasonally appropriate stories which I hope you will enjoy. (I trust our international readers will enjoy them as much as we do here.)

Our acquiring editors have been busy. Michael Bracken has an original tale by Andrew Welsh-Huggins, and Barb Goffman has a turkey tale from modern master John M. Floyd. Cynthia Ward is off again this week, but she will have more for us shortly.

Not enough? Well, we have gone back to the pulps for stories by Alfred Bester, George O. Smith, and Arthur J. Burks. Plus a novel by mystery superstar Mary Roberts Rinehart. Plus a long-lost fantasy by British author Sydney J. Bounds, which appears here for the first time. And another long-unseen story by the late and much-missed Larry Tritten.

Here’s this issue’s lineup:

Mysteries / Suspense / Adventure:

  • “Dumbass Is Dumbass,” by Andrew Welsh-Huggins [Michael Bracken Presents short story]
  • “The Loser Takes All,” by Hal Charles [Solve-It-Yourself Mystery]
  • “Button’s and Bo’s,” by John M. Floyd [short story]
  • “Thubway Tham’s Thanksgiving Dinner,” by Johnston McCulley [short story]
  • “The Adventure of the Coffee-Pot,” by Hal Meredeth [short story]
  • The Red Lamp, by Mary Roberts Rinehart [novel]

Science Fiction & Fantasy:

  • “In Video Veritas,” by Larry Tritten [short story]
  • “The Grey Mage,” by Sydney J. Bounds [short story]
  • “The Unseen Blushers,” by Alfred Bester [short story]
  • "The Death Crystal,” by George O. Smith [novelet]
  • “The Vanishers,” by Arthur J. Burks [novelet]