“A Lady’s Guide to First Contact Etiquette”

 Tales of the Talisman, Vol. VI, Issue 1, containing my poem, “A Lady’s Guide to First Contact Etiquette“:

“Every lady knows
visiting alien dignitaries
prefer crustless watercress sandwiches.

A truly prepared hostess always keeps a
          well-stocked larder;
One is never certain when extraterrestrial guests
will land unexpectedly on the lawn . . .

Full poem and more in Vol. VI, Issue 1. Beautiful, glossy, illustrated.  Just $7 from the publisher.


“All or Nothing” – Story by Jim Lee, Illustration by Tom Kelly
“City of Shadows and Dust” – Poem by Neal Wilgus
“A Place for Second Chances” – Story by Wayne Faust, Illustration by Russell Morgan
“Lisa’s Little Bet” – Story by Robert Collins, Illustration by Laura Givens
“A Lady’s Guide to First Contact Etiquette” – Poem by Camille Alexa
“End of Days” – Story by Karen Anne Mitchell, Illustration by Laura Givens
“The Second Passover” – Poem by May R. Kinsolving
“Earth 2007” – Poem by Christina Sng
“Man-Kzin Wars: Behind the scenes of a great and long-running series” – Article by Joy V. Smith
“Tales of the Morobeast” – Story by David Castlewitz, Illustration by Paul Niemiec
“Notre Dame” – Poem by N.E. Taylor
“Characters in Flight” – Poem by Michael D. Turner
“A Brief History of Violets” – Story by Gary Every, Illustration by Tom Kelly
“Roulette in Pestilence” – Story by J.J. Anderson, Illustration by Paul Niemiec
“Potzlam” – Poem by Gary Every
” Dear Cthulhu” – Column by Patrick Thomas
“Max Ryland Meets the Devil” – Story by Frank Tavares, Illustration by Neil T. Foster
“Abandon” – Poem by Louise Webster
“Westfield” – Story by Rachel Kolar, Illustration by Erika McGinnis
“The Graverobber” – Story by Clinton A. Harris, Illustration by Neil T. Foster
“Scrapyard Outpost” – Poem by Ann K. Schwader
“Demons Are a Goul’s Best Friend” – Story by Mike Brines, Illustration by Jag Lall
“Blood Moon” – Poem by Lawrence P. McGuire
“Annchuck’s Dream” – Poem by James S. Dorr

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