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Apologies for this July–August issue appearing out of sequence in that we have not posted issues 39 and 40 yet. Those two issues have been delayed by a hard drive fault and some files were lost. We are working on recovering these files but, meantime, we hope Black Static 41 fills the gap.
Issue 41 has new horror and dark fantasy fiction from Tim Waggoner, Vajra Chandrasekera, Ralph Robert Moore, Carole Johnstone, Leah Thomas, Ray Cluley and Thersa Matsuura. Richard Wagner provided the cover art and some interior illustrations along with Vincent Sammy, and Joachim Luetke. The usual features are present: Comment in Coffinmaker's Blues by Stephen Volk and Blood Pudding by Lynda E. Rucker; Blood Spectrum - Tony Lee’s DVD/Blu-ray reviews; Case Notes - Peter Tennant’s book reviews which includes a substantial interview with A.K. Benedict, and Mike O'Driscoll’s Silver Bullets weird detectives on and in the box investigated.

Essentially Black Static is a fiction magazine containing short stories in the horror and dark fantasy genres but it covers other aspects of the genre via comment columns, reviews of books, movies, DVDs and TV.

Fiction this issue
None So Empty by Tim Waggoner
Caul by Vajra Chandrasekera
Ghosts Play in Boys' Pajamas by Ralph Robert Moore
Equilibrium by Carole Johnstone
The Driveway by Leah Thomas
The Hutch by Ray Cluley
The Spider Sweeper by Thersa Matsuura

The issue's artists are
Vincent Sammy
Joachim Luetke
Richard Wagner

Peter Tennant's Case Notes book and novella reviews this issue include:
The Art of Ian Miller, Dark Work - Keith Minnion, Veins and Skulls - Daniele Serra •
A Stir of Echoes - Richard Matheson, The Ritual of Illusion - Richard Christian Matheson •
Home and Hearth - Angela Slatter, The Elvis Room - Stephen Graham Jones, Water For Drowning - Ray Cluley •
The Beauty of Murder - A.K. Benedict with author interview •
Carrie - Neil Mitchell, The Thing - Jez Conolly, The Silence of the Lambs - Barry Forshaw, Splice Vol7 #1, The Sorcerers - edited Johnny Mains
Red Cells - Jeffrey Thomas, Marrow’s Pit - Keith Deininger, Deceiver - Kelli Owen, Hell’s Door & Messages From the Dead - Sandy De Luca, Shattered - C.S. Kane, Ash and Bone - Lisa von Biela, Elderwood Manor - Christopher Fulbright & Angeline Hawkes, Dead Five’s Pass - Colin F. Barnes, Whom the Gods Would Destroy - Brian Hodge, I Am the New God - Nicole Cushing, Love and Zombies - Eric Shapiro, Ceremony of Flies - Kate Jonez, When We Fall - Peter Giglio, Sow - Tim Curran

Tony Lee's DVD reviews this issue: The Last Horror Movie, Cellar Dweller, Demon Legacy, Pit and the Pendulum, I Frankenstein, Re-Animator, The Pit (aka Jug Face), True Detective, True Blood, 13 Sins, Rapture, Haunter, The Forgotten, The Attic, Delivery, Devil's Due and others

Mike O'Driscoll’s Silver Bullets this issue:
TV Noir on DVD/Blu-ray
Weird Detectives: True Detective, Hinterland

Fiction & Literature
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