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August 2017

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SCIFAIKUEST is published quarterly online and in print. The two editions are different.

Cover art "Flying Zebra" by 7ARS

Cover design by Laura Givens

Vol. XIV, No. 1 August 2017

Scifaikuest [ISSN 1558-9730] is published quarterly on the 1st day of February, May, August, and November in the United States of America by Alban Lake Publishing, P.O. Box 141, Colo, Iowa, 50056-0141. Copyright 2017 by Alban Lake Publishing. All rights revert to authors and artists upon publication. Nothing may be reproduced in whole or in part without written permission from the authors and artists. Any similarity between places and persons mentioned in the fiction or semi-fiction and real places or persons living or dead is coincidental. Writers and artists guidelines are available online at http://albanlake.com/guidelines . Guidelines are also available upon request from Alban Lake Publishing, P.O. Box 141, Colo, Iowa, USA, 50056-0141, if request is accompanied by a SASE #10 envelope with a first-class US stamp. Subscriptions: $20 for one year [4 issues], $37 for two years [8 issues]. Single copies $6.00 postage paid in the United States. Subscriptions to Canada: $24 for one year, $42 for two years. Single copies $7.00 postage paid to Canada. U.S. and Canadian subscribers remit in U.S. funds. All other countries inquire about rates.


Salutations, Readers!

As you may know, August is our Anniversary here at Scifaikuest and, with that in mind, this issue is one of the biggest, most spectacular editions ever! I always save the most excellent material for our Anniversary, and this year is no exception. So, if you are one of our valued contributors and your work is here, please know that you are definitely a cut above. We have 3 haiga, two black and white illustrations, 3 articles--and that's just in the PRINT version--we have a number of articles in our ONLINE issue as well!

If you don’t have a subscription to our PRINT edition, they are available at: http://store.albanlake.com/

And, if you would like to join the select group of contributors by submitting your poetry, artwork or article, you can find our guidelines at:


You can also read our ONLINE VERSION at: http://albanlake.com/scifaikuest/

I want to wish our Contributors and Readers alike a Very Happy Anniversary--and as always extend a GIANT WELCOME to our newbies: Brian Barnett, Frank Coffman, Alicia Cole, Karin L. Frank, Denny Knights, Manos Kounougakis, Greer Woodward and Justin Zimmerman--as we go along on another fantastic Scifaikuest . . .

Happy Anniversary

especially on this pit-stop planet

I treasure your greetings


New From Alban Lake Publishing!

What happens in Glastonbury stays in Glastonbury—even if it means the end of one of humanity’s longest alternate lifelines. The hunt is on for Claire and Ethan . . .



keeping you

in a Faraday Cage

favorite android

~ Christina Sng

her stunning silhouette

never touches

the ground

~ Christina Sng

finally conquered

planet Earth

planning to flip it


~ Lauren and Jacob McBride

those technocrats

our new feudal lords

net the serfs

~ John Granville

backyard trampoline

the astronaut’s children

shoot for the moon

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