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Flotsam by David Wiesner
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Gingerbread Girl by Paul Tobin
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Mañana Iguana by Ann Whitford Paul
Mr. Sweetpants and the Living Dead by Albert E. Cowdry
Nick of Time by Ted Bell
The Night Owls by Peter Timony
Nylon Road by Pasua Bashi
Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett
The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
The Sign Painter by Allen Say
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The Unsinkable Walker Bean by Aaron Renier
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Mr. Sweetpants and the Living Dead: 08/25/11

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"Mr. Sweetpants and the Living Dead" is one of my favorite Albert E. Cowdrey short stories I've read in recent issues of Fantasy and Science Fiction. OK, by "recent" I mean last year. I'm a little behind on my reading.

Love is eternal, even after death. So is stalking. Five Star Protective Services is called in to protect a celebrity from his dead lover. Of course it takes a little while for the celebrity to convince security that he's being stalked by a dead man but he does. Mostly though it's the stalker who makes the truth obvious by making a nuisance of his dead self.

To make things more interesting, the protagonist and the celebrity have a history. They've known each other since well before they settled into their current jobs. There's an emotional tension between the two that sometimes gets played for laughs.

Four stars.

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Comment #1: Friday, August, 26, 2011 at 19:05:59

Midnyte Reader

This sounds really cute. I kind of forgot about this magazine, I should check it out more. I used to read Realms of Fantasy and loved it.



Comment #2: Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 22:17:30

Pussreboots

FS&F is the only magazine I subscribe to right now. I love their stories but even with only one, I'm falling behind on my issues.