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The Guy Belleranti Page

The David C. Kopaska-Merkel Page

The Gabriel Smithwilson Page

The Stella Pierides Page


other minimalist forms

The Natural Evolution from Haiku to Scifaiku by Jean-Paul L. Garnier

The Lune by David C. Kopaska-Merkel

Featured Poet Roxanne Barbour

Interview with Roxanne Barbour

t.santitoro: my favorite poem

A Little Help, Please



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. 3February 2018

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 2018 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.

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:


nothing like a tunnel/I do see the light/ it’s flashing

The last section is my favorite, with its uniquely surreal take on time passages. It totally blew me away.

- Marge Simon, Bram Stoker Award® winner, Grand Master Poet, SFPA

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