July 3rd, 2007

Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet #20

Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet #20
June 2007; the 20 of Robots tarot card issue
60 Pages, Half Legal

Fast becoming one of my favorite rags. Bite sized morsels of speculative fiction. Zine on the outside, literary journal inside. There are parts I don’t love and skip over, but the parts I love make the whole thing worthwhile. Sometimes creepy, sometimes dreamy. Favorite bits by Karen Joy Fowler and Steve Bratman. Well worth the price. Submissions send SASE for guidelines.

Small Beer Press
176 Prospect Ave
Northhampthon MA 01060

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Underworld Crawl #5

Underworld Crawl #5

Underworld Crawl #5
40 Pages, Pocket Size

This is a nicely produced little zine. This issue is all about contempt for work, bosses, and co-workers. It begins with observations on the absurdity of motivational campaigns and corporate job-love rhetoric, and I find it somewhat pathetic, despite the obvious ability of R. Lee to write. Just as I am thinking this is going to be one long ice pick in the eye, he grinds it into gear recounting stories of the workplace and the thing lurches forward. There is nothing particularly pleasant or enlightening for the remainder of the ride, but to the extent he sticks to storytelling and steers away from propagating, it ends up being a very readable series of glimpses into this slice of his life.

R. Lee
PO Box 1421
Oshkosh WI 54903

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