Celebrate On Spec Magazine’s Silver Jubilee with an anthology highlighting select stories from the past twenty-five years.
On Spec: The Canadian Magazine of the Fantastic
From its modest beginnings with a single test issue to its Aurora Award-winning present, On Spec has delighted its fans with tales of the fantastic for 25 years. What better way to celebrate On Spec’s silver jubilee than showcasing some of its best stories?
Spanning two decades of On Spec’s history, these twenty-four stories and poems offer a tantalizing taste of the wondrous, dark, humorous, and surreal tales that have appeared in its pages. Mind-bending tales of adventures and worlds where:
~ Once a generation the clouds part to reveal the stars . . .
~ A widow gives a lesson in Newfoundland hospitality to a trio of aliens . . .
~ A psychic ex-con must help the detective who put her in jail . . .
~ The wives of Sur la Mer hide horrific secrets behind their locked gates-and under garden toads . . .
~ The past and future collide when a Medieval Welsh king washes up on the shore . . .
~ In a post-apocalyptic world, a young man learns what it means to be a railman . . .Buy a Print Copy $15.95
Table of Contents:
Happy Eating on Ugrath 3 by Jason Kapalka
Star-Seeing Night by Alice Major
The Reality War by Bob Boyczuk
Casserole Diplomacy by Fiona Heath
Jubilee by Steven Mills
No Such Thing as an Ex-Con by Holly Phillips
Closing Time by Matthew Johnson
Foster Child by Catherine Macleod
More Than Salt by E. L. Chen
Where Magic Lives by Sue Bolich
The Black Man by A.M. Arruin
Pizza Night by Laurie Channer
Boys’ Night Out by Rob Hunter
Mourning Sickness by Robert Weston
Sticky Wonder Tales by Hugh Spencer
Emily’s Shadow by Al Onia
The Resident Guest by Sandra Glaze
Come From Aways by Tony Pi
Still by Greg Wilson
The Asheville Road by Corey Brown
Buddhist Jet Lag by Christian McPherson
A Taste of Time by Scott Overton
Penultimate by F. J. Bergman
Pilgrim at the Edge of the World by Sarah Frost