Another review! SFRevu’s Sam Tomaino reviews BULL SPEC #1.

In the May edition of his SFRevu column “Zines, Magazines, and Short Fiction Review” Sam Tomaino provides the most in-depth review so far of BULL SPEC #1.

Of C. S. Fuqua’s “Rise Up” he writes “This was a very good story and reminded me a bit of Manly Wade Wellman’s Silver John stories. I can think of no better praise than that.” Of Peter Wood’s “Almost a Good Day to Go Outside” he writes, “Wood shows some talent here and I hope he continues to hone his craft.” And he describes Natania Barron’s “Doctor Adderson’s Lens” as “[A]nother well-told story.”

While also providing some good constructive criticism (you can be sure I’ll do a better job of providing a “proper” table of contents for Issue #2!) the review ends with “I liked this new magazine quite a lot. Check these people out and give them your support.” Thanks, Sam! (Great name, that…)

We’re pleased to announce that BULL SPEC #1 will include a feature on D. Harlan Wilson.

While for the most part we’re about to enter “stealth mode” as we get ready for the late January first issue, there are a few more things we’re just too excited about to keep under wraps. For today, we’re very pleased indeed to announce that BULL SPEC #1 will include an expanded feature on award-winning novelist, short story writer, cultural theorist, and screenwriter D. Harlan Wilson, including an interview and reviews of his latest novel (Peckinpah: An Ultraviolent Romance) and his latest nonfiction book (Technologized Desire: Selfhood & the Body in Postcapitalist Science Fiction). More to come? You bet.


We’re pleased to announce that BULL SPEC #1 will be including some articles, reviews and interviews, including an interview of: Jennifer Bedell & Zachary Boyd of Durham’s Sci-Fi Genre Comics & Games.

While some other things are still too much in the pending stage, we’re pleased to announce that due to such great response so far, we’re going to move to a full e-zine format a little ahead of schedule. To that end, we’ve started tracking down some articles, reviews, and interviews to include in BULL SPEC #1 in January, and we’re even more pleased to announce that our first interview will be of Jennifer Bedell & Zachary Boyd of Durham’s Sci-Fi Genre Comics & Games.

Having recently celebrated the 3rd anniversary of their brick-and-mortar store (ScifiGenre.com went online in 2003) great things are always afoot at a place which is near and dear to the hearts of speculative fiction fans in Durham and beyond. We look forward to taking you a bit “behind the scenes” at Sci-Fi Genre, and helping you get to know Jennifer and Zachary a little better in the process as well.


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