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Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Issue 25

Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant
Kelly Link's work includes appearances in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, the 'zine Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet and the collection A Wolf at the Door (edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling). She won the World Fantasy Award for her story "The Specialist's Hat" and the James Tiptree Jr. Award for "Travels with the Snow Queen."

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Gavin J. Grant is the publisher of Small Beer Press and, since 1996, editor and publisher of Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, a twice-yearly small press zine. Originally from Scotland, Gavin moved to the USA in 1991. He worked in bookshops in Los Angeles and Boston, and while in Brooklyn, worked for BookSense.com, a Web site for independent bookshops. He lives in Northampton, MA.

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Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Issue 25 Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Issue 25 is filled with inspirational fiction, non-fiction, and poetry that will open up the reader's mind to a whole new experience in writing.

Fiction by Richard Gess, his short "Circumnavigation with Dogs," takes the reader from Atlanta to Paris and expands on other regions of the world until he gets to his main destination. It takes the character from the mundane life of the normal, everyday travelling the world and moves along to a futuristic transport. Standard fiction moves over to sci-fi in a split second, or so it seems. It is an impressive read and worth taking time out to read.

"The Famous Detective and His Telepathy Goggles," by Sean Adams deals with the future in a different way with a detective who uses his goggles to outwit potential criminals and solve crimes in a lot less time than conventional methods of deduction. Sean Adams shows that if a man puts away his sense of suspicion in everyday life, then he might meet like-minded people along the way he can identify with and befriend.

Jeannine Hall Gailey's poetry consists of three separate short poems; one is a pair, the other a single piece, a standalone. "Don't Bring Me to The Fireworks, The Fox-Wife Asks: A Haibun," is the Fox-Wife's plea to her husband that she stays with her so they can spend the night making love under the stars, while "The Fox-Wife's Husband Considers the Warning Signs," is the husband's reply to it, the fruit of their night's passion. "The Fire of Foxes" is about fox fires, and the result of a stubborn man not wanting to give his daughter back to the one who had the right to have her.

Christa Bergeron's "Heliotrope Hedgerow," is a short poem about Hecate and what it is like to go into another place for the first time.

"Tales from Dolltopia," by Abby Denson is the publication's only cartoon, a four-panel one that takes up a single page. Candy O and her punk friend Candy X stroll into their favourite boutique, Jigsaw, with hilarious results.

Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Issue 25 has a large amount of new talented writers in it who know how to keep the reader interested in some of the most interesting speculative fiction around. There is enough variety to make even the most suspicious of people take to this publication, as the stories are bite size and easily read while on a snack break and leave you with a feeling that you have read something interesting enough to tell your friends about. Apart from the usual obligatory adverts for other magazines and fanzines, it is a decent enough read and is semi-pro enough to catch the eye of would-be readers.

Copyright © 2010 Sandra Scholes

Sandra is currently enjoying the books she is reviewing at the moment, and when she's not doing that she is writing articles for QuailBell Magazine, LoveRomancePassion and generally enjoying the sunshine.


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