Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #45 (May 2010)

Asim 45

Illustrator:  Inna Basman

Publisher: Andromeda Spaceways Publishing Co-op (Australia)

ISBN: 1446-781X



"Amor Vincit Omnia" by K. J. Parker

"Count (Baron) Dracula & Baron (Count) Frankenstein" by Stephen Marley

"Dead of the Day" by Simon Messingham

Short Stories:  

"Shaping Lily" by Deborah Kalin

"They'd Like to Come and Meet Us, But They're Only CGI" by Tom Holt


"The Man Who Invented Time Travel" by Graeme Garden


"Editorial" by Jacob Edwards

"Overlooked: The Non-Fiction of Eric Frank Russell" by Jacob Edwards

"Who's that Knocking?" by Eric Frank Russell

Story Awards:

“Dead of the Day”, by Simon Messingham, honourable mention, Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year, Volume 3 (2010)

“Dead of the Day”, by Simon Messingham, nominated, Bram Stoker Award, 2010


My favourite story was Amor Vincit Omnia, by K. J. Parker (#45), about a young wizard trying to flush out and stop a potential outbreak of a truly dangerous spell.... Other good stories came from Anna Tambour, Stephen Marley, Tom Holt, Patty Jansen, Patrick S. Tomlinson, Jayaprakash Satyamurthy, Jamie Shanks, Marissa Lingen, and Leona Wisoker.
-- Rich Horton, ‘Summary: Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, 2010’, The Elephant Forgets (21 January, 2011) (

Andromeda Spaceways’ latest issue celebrates the golden age of genre fiction in a themed issue of stories from seven genre stalwarts and newcomers including an exclusive non-fiction article from the late Eric Frank Russell. The decision to pay homage to the expanding bounds of science fiction in such a way with mostly new stories and two nonfiction articles is an interesting one, but one that pays handsomely for editor Jacob Edwards. Surprisingly most of the stories contain very little in the way of hard science fiction, using fantasy and sci-fi elements to create some effective light tales in the vein of the Andromeda Spaceways back catalogue. -- Mark Smith-Briggs, HorrorScope (13 August, 2010)


  - random selection from the unpublished memoire, Freefall