Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Abandoned Towers Magazine July Update

It's July and there are several updates to the AT website at I've posted a new Odd Review by Oddcube. This time he reviews Mike Resnick's The Goddess of Ganymede (pulp sci-fi all the way). A new Dragonslayer's cartoon is up, and there are several other items that'll go online in the next couple of days.

Also, as this is the start of a new trimester for the print issue, Abandoned Towers print issue #3 is now available from the AT website. To get a copy, go to the home page and click on the small, rectangular icon with the words Print Issues, then click on the cover of the issue you want. Keep in mind that the content in the print issues never goes up online, and what's online never goes into the print version.

Here's the table of contents for issue #3

The Crystal Cage By Timothy A. Sayell
Spirits By Jaleta Clegg
Fireworks at the Check-out By Samantha Priestley
A Fish was I By David J. Cohen
The Thousandfold Magic By TW Williams
Treasure By Aurelio Rico Lopez III
Weights By Harry Calhoun
Dr. Talbot’s Cider By Pat Tompkins
Interview with Scott Green
Reptile Bushido By Scott E. Green
The Shadow By Carol Allen
Dungeons and Dental Plans By Tim McDaniel
The Time to Strike By Andrew Braun
Pests By Aurelio Rico Lopez III
Cricket’s Melody By Del Cain
Missing in Action By Bruce Durham
The Mailbox By Colin P Davies
Another Piece of Pie By C.E. Chaffin
The Ghost of Preston Manor By S.J. Higbee
Eternity’s Prelude By Tommy B. .Smith
The Witch of the Westmoors By Jeff Draper
Realities By Lyn McConchie
Pathless By Michael D. Griffiths
And the Wind Sang By Bradley H. Sinor
Pernese Picnic (serves 8-10)Recipes created by Jaleta Clegg

And here's a couple of teasers. From Spirits by Jaleta Clegg:

A thick fog drifts over the ground beneath a gibbous moon, stirred by the passing of a tall, dark shape. Frogs stop their spring mating calls as the shadow sweeps by. All is still. A single frog peeps uncertainly.
The fog parts again. A slender creature the size of a small goat, burning white in the moonlight, trots from the forest, following the shadow. It pauses, posing. Moonlight glistens on the single spiraling horn that lifts from the masses of curling white hair. The unicorn blinks its lavender eyes and dances on split hooves after the shadow.
The shadow strides on, unaware of the unicorn. The land rises in undulating swells, cresting to a flat plain. Tall fingers of stone rise in the distance, a mysterious circle of monoliths. The shadow moves unhesitatingly towards them, mist and unicorn trailing at his heels.

From Jaleta Clegg's Pernese Picnic menu:

Summer sun tea
Igen Summer Salad with Ginger Lemon Creme
Quick Pickled Veggies
Deviled Sea Bird Eggs
Sea Greens
Purple Passion Salad
Parmesan crusted Wherry on Wheat Rolls with Mustard Sauce
Benden Wine
Ruathan Candied Cherry Bars
Southern Decadence Bars

Ruathan Candied Cherry Bars

1 c. sugar
1/4 c. butter, softened
1 T. shortening
1 1/2 t. baking powder
3/4 t. salt
1 t. vanilla
1/2 t. almond extract
1/4 c. maraschino cherry juice
2 eggs
2 1/4 c. flour
1/2 c. maraschino cherries, halved

Cream butter, shortening, and sugar. Add baking powder, salt, vanilla, almond extract, cherry juice, and eggs. Beat until very smooth and creamy. Stir in flour and cherries. Spread in greased 9x13 cake pan. Bake at 325° for 30 minutes. Cool at least 10 minutes before cutting. Makes 24 bars.

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