Black Cat Weekly #88
As our 88th issue was coming together, I noticed that we have a pair of jungle adventure novels—the first Bomba the Jungle Boy story, as well as Tarzan and the Lost Empire. So I’m going to bill it as a “Special Jungle Warrior Issue” and just add that it’s a fun one. #88 also includes two original mysteries (Mark Thielman, N.M. Cedeño) plus a bunch of other great modern and classic stories (Fritz Leiber! Day Keene! George O. Smith!). I would have gladly bought Anna Tambour’s story for Weird Tales when I was editing WT—don’t forget to check it out. (It falls somewhere between fantasy, crime, and Rod Serling’s the Twilight Zone.
And we are super happy to welcome back Acquiring Editor Cynthia Ward, who brings us the Walter Jon Williams tale this time. We look forward to many more selections from her.
Here’s the complete lineup:
Mysteries / Suspense / Adventure:
- “License to Kill,” by Mark Thielman [Michael Bracken Presents short story]
- “The Case of the Burgled Bushels,” by Hal Charles. [Solve-It-Yourself Mystery]
- “Short-Term Murder,” by N.M. Cedeño [Michael Bracken Presents short story]
- “Dead Men Do Tell Tales,” by Day Keene [short story]
- Bomba the Jungle Boy, by Roy Rockwood [novel]
Science Fiction & Fantasy:
- “Lethe,” by Walter Jon Williams [Cynthia Ward Presents short story]
- “I Killed for a Lucky Strike,” by Anna Tambour [short story]
- “Atomic Bonanza,” by George O. Smith
- “Martians Keep Out!” by Fritz Leiber [short novel]
- Tarzan and the Lost Empire, by Edgar Rice Burroughs [novel]