November-December 2015 Issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

Oh, wow! You won’t believe what has arrived on the newsstands!

The Winter Wraith” by Jeffrey Ford
Hob’s Choice” by Tim Sullivan
The Thirteen Mercies” by Maria Dahvana Headley
Gypsy” by Carter Scholz
Her Echo” by KJ Kabza
The Fabulous Follicle” by Harvey Jacobs
DreamPet” by Bruce McAllister
Cleanout” by Naomi Kritzer
It’s All Relative at the Space-Time Café” by Norman Birnbach
The City of Your Soul” by Robert Reed
Tomorrow is a Lovely Day” by Lisa Mason

Beneath the whimsical cover, you will find very adult and beautiful stories, poetry, and humor.
The death of a mother, of a father-in-law. The challenge of leaving a decimated planet Earth and confronting grief and loss over the natural world you had to leave behind. Living the worst day of your life over and over—and what to do about it. Facing a winter blizzard alone in the house, your spouse off on a business trip, and confronting a scary, mysterious presence. A hair-cutter to the stars—only they’re werewolves.

So there you have it, my friends. The must-read holiday SF/F magazine of the season and more!

Just in! Three new reviews of “Tomorrow Is A Lovely Day.”

The Tangent review by Robert Turner, a professor at the University of South Dakota, at
Tomorrow is a Lovely Day” by Lisa Mason is a clever take on time looping. The protagonist, Benjamin, is stuck in an infinite loop created in an attempt to stave off the end of the world. The writing is tight and Mason’s use of classical allusions adds depth to the tale. The conclusion is satisfying and points the reader towards a consideration of the nature of time and the various cycles of life that it encompasses.”

Locus Magazine’s review at
“Time paradoxes. Benjamin is reliving the worst day of his life over and over, except that, somehow, the repetition sets in and makes it worse, every time.
If only tomorrow comes, everything will be better. He’ll get his master’s degree, get a good job teaching, start a family with his wife Molly. Instead, he’s stuck in a low-level job guarding Dr. Schroeder’s time machine, reset every time.
A nightmarish scenario. Nicely done, with an increasingly-mad scientist at the core. It strikes the same note as the Scholz story, Dr. Schroeder partying with all the world leaders, adjusting time to benefit the privileged class, while the rest of the world, including Benjamin, suffers the consequences.

And Amazing Stories’ review at
“I started reading in at the end, with Lisa Mason’s sparkling short, “Tomorrow is a Lovely Day,” which combines FTL messaging, time repeats (like Groundhog Day), Nostradamus, the world (as usual) falling apart and other familiar items into a well-written mélange that just might be about the end of the world as we know it. (Or maybe not….)
So there you go; after all these years, F&SF is still right up there with your “must-read” fiction, in my opinion.”

Brand new! Another review in SF Book Review! Lots of “good” stories, but “Tomorrow Is A Lovely Day” is the only “excellent story! Check it out at

Oh! Did I mention F&SF asked me to do an interview in connection with the story? Here 'tis

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The Garden of Abracadabra
One Day in the Life of Alexa
Arachne Cyberweb Spyder

Celestial Girl, A Lily Modjeska Mystery

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Eon's Kiss (Book 1 of the Eon Trilogy) by Suzanna Moore

Stories, Novelettes, Screenplays by Lisa Mason

Shaken Tomorrow's Child Hummers The Sixty-third Anniversary of Hysteria
Every Mystery Unexplained Daughter of the Tao
Tesla, A Screenplay U F uh-O
My Charlotte: Patty's Story
"The Bicycle Whisperer" in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
"Taiga" in Not One of Us Digest and Interview about "Taiga"

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"Anything For You" Interview with The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
Interview for "Riddle" in the September-October 2017 Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
The Story Collection Storybundle
The Artificial Intelligence Storybundle
Time Travel Blogs with Laura Vosika 4 to 5
Chats About Writing with Ryan Schneider (1) Chats About Writing with Ryan Schneider (2)

Ryan Schneider Chats with Lisa Mason About The Garden of Abracadabra

Keep Fit, Keep Writing: A Roundtable with Kevin J. Anderson, Lisa Mason and Linda Nagata (Part 2: Chow Down!)
Festivale Interview
"Aurelia" Interview with F and SF Magazine "The Bicycle Whisperer" Interview with F and SF Magazine
The Next Thing Interview

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