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Coming Up… Interview with Editor/Publisher of Grimdark Magazine: Adrian Collins, by Jeremy Szal Main Fiction: “Neighbours” by Megan Lindholm Originally published in anthology Dangerous Women, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois. Megan Lindholm was born in Oakland California in 1952, and spent the first ten years of her life in California. She grew up in a house full of books, rich with lovely illustrated fairy tale volumes, the works of Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson, Dumas, Shakespeare and other classics in poetry as well as prose. When she was a preteen, her family moved from the California suburbs to a house on the rural... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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