ANTHRO #10 is online!
Quentin 'Cubist' Long here once again, bringing you word of a new ANTHRO issue -- in this case, #10! This time around, the zine comes to you with a distinctly feline cover that's so good, a confirmed rabbit like Phil Geusz asked for a signed copy the moment he laid eyes on it! Talk about your pleasant surprises...
Item: Moving right along, the highlight of the issue might be the YARF! Reviews section of the ANTHRO Library. We got this started last issue, with every Patten review from YARF! #s 1-10; for the current issue, we added another *12* issues' worth of reviews, bringing us up to YARF! #22. Item: Our two "TSAT refugee" serials -- THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL and RUNNING WILD -- are still lacking in art. This means we're still in the market for illustrations to accompany these serials, and *that* means the first ANTHRO Art Contest is still running! Read what we've got here in ANTHRO -- or surf on over to the TSAT memorial website [ http://tsat.transform.to ] for a more complete presentation of both serials -- and then get cracking on art to go with either or both of these stories!
Item: I can tell from the website traffic statistics that there's a lot of people who read and enjoy ANTHRO; at the moment, we're getting more than 140 visitors *per day*! This is pretty cool... but there's something that *could* be *cooler*. Namely, if some of those visitors could be persuaded to support the zine, via donations or subscribing [ http://anthrozine.com/site/support.html ], or even through purchasing some ANTHRO art [ http://anthrozine.com/site/support.art.html ] or T-shirts [ http://anthrozine.com/site/support.shirts.html ], or any of the hundreds of furry books we're recommending [ http://anthrozine.com/site/support.books.1.html ]. A subscription is only 50 cents (US money) per bimonthly issue, or USD $3 a year -- that's about what a Big Mac hamburger costs! So if you enjoy ANTHRO at least as much as you do a Big Mac, why not subscribe? Any money that comes to ANTHRO will go to pay our writers and artists for their excellent work; this, in turn, will encourage them all to keep on doing what they do so well. Sounds like a "win-win situation to *me*! If it sounds like that to you, too, please consider supporting ANTHRO. Or if you just can't spare the cash, feel free to spread the word, and URL, to anyone you know and think might find it interesting or enjoyable!
= STORIES =
ZOO'M'IN ALONG, by Michael W. Bard (illustrated by Ian Williams and Cubist) A TBP story, sequel to Bard's HOMECOMING in ANTHRO #1. One day in a retired veteran's (civilian) life...
FISH, BARREL, DYNAMITE, by Corvus and ShadowWolf (illustrated by Cubist) The Bastard Assassins From Hell are back! And excessive, gratuitous overkill is a *bad* thing..?
RUNNING WILD, Day 2: Dawning Awareness, by Duncan Cougar & Quentin Long (illustrated by... you?) Third chapter in this TBP serial. What can you do when SCABS traps you between a hard rock and a harder place?
The sixth installment of A TALE OF SAND AND ICE, the Metamor Keep serial by Charles Matthias: In which death fails to come from above -- but other things do.
TAXED, by Nadan Tiger (illustrated by Cubist): The limits of enduring the unendurable.
= COMICS =
ZEBRA GIRL, by Joe England: Assault and Aftermath
= POETRY =
CHILDHOOD MEMORIES, by Slyford T. Rabbit (illustrated by Cubist): The beach is real, and so is the make-believe...
= COLUMNS =
THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS, by Michael W. Bard: Who—or what—*am* I, *really*?
DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE, by Phil Geusz: The prospects for real-world furries.
REALITY SOUNDBITES, by Keith Morrison: The origin of the (botanical) species. Part 2 of Morrison's series on worldbuilding.
= ARTICLES =
BEYOND ALL BOUNDS, by Kris Schnee (illustrated by Cubist): What do you want to be -- tomorrow?
= REVIEWS =
SEEN WHILE PROWLING, by Fred Patten: The CFO's founder reviews Tales of the Questor, Vol. 2, by Ralph E. Hayes, Jr.; Hot Animal Love: Tales of Modern Romance, by Scott Bradfield; The Taken Trilogy, by Alan Dean Foster; Felicia and the Wrath of the Elder Glops, by Chas. P. A. Melville; irmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife, by Sam Savage; and Queen of Mars, by Al Sarrantonio.
SEEN BY ANOTHER SENTIENT: Our first guest reviewer, Dronon, examines Finder: King of the Cats, by Carla Speed McNeil; and Grease Monkey, by Tim Eldred.
= EDITORIALS =
FROM THE EDITOR'S MAW, by Quentin Long: How to handle *REALLY* larger-than-life characters.
See you next issue!