Orion,_battle_spaceshipMy short story “Only a Signal Shown” is up now at PerihelionSF. This is (eh-hem) my take on hard SF, which will probably give you a hint about why I’m not especially popular in hard SF publications. As a result of this sale, PerihelionSF might turn out to be one of my newest, most favorite magazines. It’s clear Sam Bellotto and Eric Jones have a great sense of humor. The magazine is free–please write up a review if you like the story!

For anyone who’s interested in literary quotes, the title “Only a Signal Shown” is from the quote: “Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Here’s the full table of contents:


Breeding Season
by Sean Mulroy

Personal Artifacts Lost
by Marilyn K. Martin

Lover’s Moon
by Ronald D. Ferguson

When it Comes Around
by Auston Habershaw

by Nolan Edrik

Shuffleboard on the Hubble Deck
by Iain Ishbel

This Perilous Brink
by JT Gill

Only a Signal Shown
by L.E. Buis

Shorter Stories

Thunder Lizard
by William Suboski

Blue Harvest
by Andrew James Woodyard

Heat of the Night
by Gareth D. Jones