Featuring new fiction and poetry by Hal Duncan, Mike Allen, Jacqueline West, Alma Alexander and more.
Table of contents:
Azif by Lynne Jamneck
The Bachorum Principle by Brenda Stokes Barron
The Butterfly Collection of Miss Letitia Willoughby Forbes by Alma Alexander
Mr. White Umbrella by Georgina Bruce
Sons of the Law by Hal Duncan
Stolen Souls by Mike Allen (Reprint)
Three Tales of the Devil's Wife by Carmen Lau
Vérité by D. Harlan Wilson
Mike Allen (special feature)
Seed the Earth, Burn the Sky
Self-portrait by Shweta Narayan
'cubus by Dan Campbell
At the Crossroads of the West by J. C. Runolfson
Life Decisions by Kaolin Fire
Black Sheep by Jacqueline West
Clones evaporate faster by Kristine Ong Muslim
Alexa Chats with... Hal Duncan & Brent Weeks
The Night Circus Reviewed by Alexandra Seidel
Life is Suffering: The Writer's Point of View, Being a Discussion with Hal Duncan & Mike Allen, Conducted by Alexandra Seidel
This Inscrutable Light: A Response to Thomas Ligotti's The Conspiracy Against the Human Race, Editorial by Brandon H. Bell
"The stories are fantastical in the best sense of the word: strange and marvelous, full of the inexplicable... This magazine is worth seeking out."
--Terry Weyna, Fantasy Literature
"By and large the sensibility is 'literary,' and the quality is high (the two, of course, not always the same thing), virtually all the stories assembled here working, though to different degrees and in different ways.... That combination of quality and variety means that Fantastique Unfettered #1 offers something for many different tastes... "
--Nader Elhefnawy, The Future Fire
"There is a poignance in these poems: an ache and a loss, a love and a surrender, a luscious melange of sorrow and love."
--Dan Campbell, Poetry Editor of Bull Spec (in his review of the poetry and interview)