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November 2017

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

Cover art "Little Gremlins" by Denny Marshall

Cover design by Laura Givens

Vol. XIV, No. 2 November 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 . 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.

Listening Device Arrives

Denny Marshall


Happy Halloween!

I hope you had a spooky, fun-filled time!

In this issue of Scifaikuest, we have tons of brilliant, creepy poems to delight and horrify you, as well as two engaging and informative articles. We have four interior illustrations as well as our colorful cover, Little Gremlins, by Denny Marshall.

The Door art for our ONLINE version, is actually a haiga, Twin Suns, by John Reinhart.

For the very first time, we have a Favorite Poem in the ONLINE version, as well as the one in the PRINT edition.

If you don’t have a subscription to our PRINT edition, they are available at:

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:

I'd like to extend a WELCOME greeting to our newest contributors: Frank Coffman, Gary W. Davis, Deborah L. Davitt, Russell Hemmell, Akua Lezli Hope, Todd Saukko and Shannon Connor Winward.

And now, let's travel along together, on another Scifaikuest!


they knock on our door

with their tentacles


broken bottle of time

by John Reinhart

Reinhart burst on the speculative poetry scene fairly recently, and what an explosion of talent! Herein you’ll find a fine mix of sf/f/h and speculative poems. It’s the stuff that makes you squirm or smile or pause to think. His is a mind that takes on all kinds of challenges and serves up some exceptional work such as:

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