The tenth issue of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine is 8” by 5 ½”, 80 pages. Published November 17, 2006.
Dan O’Driscoll created issue ten’s cover, Canyon. Dan claims that his artistic ability started with dinosaurs, the ones he used to draw in the margins of his schoolbooks. He moved on to expressing his ideas in art classes. The influence of friends and instructors increased his interest in sketching and painting, and eventually lead him to explore the possibilities of digital rendering and three dimensional models and environments. Dan O’Driscoll also created the cover image for Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine issue five. Dan’s artwork continues to draw more and more attention. Collectors should take note.
Karl Johanson’s editorial this issue is Source of Inspiration.
Letters to the Magazine this issue are from: François Robillard, Tyra Masters-Heinrichs, Casey Wolf, Dave Robinson, Janice Shoults (Edge Publishing), James Bow, Vaughan Stanger (author of Survival Strategies, issue 6), Lawrence M. Schoen Ph.D.
Karl Johanson’s A Walk Through The Periodic Chart deals with Hafnium.
The first story in issue ten is Twenty, by Tamara Sheehan. Tamara writes lots of fantasy and a little science fiction, from a small, squalid apartment in Victoria, British Columbia. You can find her work in Alien Skin, Susurrus Madness and Bewildering Stories.
The second story is Moby’s Riff, by Roselyn Silverman. Roselyn worked for the US Labor Department, CBS, and finally New York City Government as an econometrician. She could never decide whether that profession, which is a form of science fiction, should have the primary emphasis on the science or the fiction. Moby’s Riff can be fitted in a framework of several stories Roselyn has written that envisage space exploration privatized as a form of primitive ruthless compeditive capitalism. She has had stories apear in the on-line magazines, Jackhammer and Gateway SF, and in the print magazines Dark Regions and Spring 1999. The latter two were translated into Hebrew, in the Israeli publication Dreams in Aspamia.
The third story is Hack Writer, by Julian Todd. Julian lives in Liverpool, England. (Illustrations by Stephanie Johanson)
The fourth story is A Moment of Dying, by John Southern Blake. John resides in Calgary, teaching the liberal arts to undergraduates and occasionally publishing works of reputable scholarship. His fiction has appeared in On Spec. (Illustration by Stephanie Johanson)
The fifth story is The Honeymoon, by Nigel Read. Nigel has had stories and poems published in Full Unit Hookup, Neoopsis Science Fiction Magazine, the Machinations and Encounters anthologies, Aoife’s Kiss (online), two Borderlands convention handbooks, Antipodean SF, and Visions. Nigel has also been an editor with Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine. He is currently editing two anthologies, and he is a regular book reviewer for Visions. (Illustration by Stephanie Johanson)
The sixth story is In Human Judgment, by Thomas M. MacKay.
The seventh story is The Posthomo, by Leslie Lupien. Leslie is an American immigrant (now a Canadian citizen), with stories published in Absolute Magnitude, Terra Incognita, On Spec, and the Canadian anthology North of Infinity. Leslie has received two certificates as semi-finalist in Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest.
SF News includes the 2006 Aurora Winners, the 2006 Hugo Winners, winner of the 2006 John W. Campbell Memorial Award, winner of the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, who has finished Robert Heinlein’s unfinished novel Variable Star, and the announcement of the Best of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine anthology.
Reviews include The Adventures of Brisco County Jr DVD box set, reviewed by John W. Herbert, Dave Duncan’s The Alchemist’s Apprentice, reviewed by Robert Runté, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest movie, reviewed by Stephanie Johanson.
Science News includes: dwarf planets, new planets, photographing Mars.
Convention write-ups on Conversion 22, held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and the 2006 World Science Fiction Convention, held in Anaheim, California, USA.
The Last Four Pages is an article by Karl Johanson, The Twentieth Anniversary of the Twentieth Anniversary of Star Trek. (Photo composite by Karl Johanson)