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Recent Issues

Summer 2017

Ten all-new stories! Melancholy victories over dark empires, brilliant comeuppances delivered to rotten boyfriends, spaceships, genies, unintended consequences—The Sockdolager's extra-long Summer 2017 issue delivers the goods. If by "goods" you mean good-ass short fiction.

Winter 2016

A Sockdolager first! Guest editor Rawles Marie Lumumba has selected for you 8 stories on the theme of WOMEN OF WAR: Eight tales of struggle, sacrifice, victory, and defeat, across the usual sweep of speculative modes and genres.

Fall 2016

The Fall 2016 issue of The Sockdolager contains (among other things) tales of: Woman versus River Goddess, Man versus Butter Goddess, Villagers versus The Vain Ambitions of Empire, and Truck versus The Inexorable March of Time.

Summer 2016

Behold! The Sumer 2016 issue of The Sockdolager! Seven brilliant tales of hot seagull boys, zombie cover bands, universe-hopping office jobs, and more.

Spring 2016

Spring has arrived, and with it a new issue of The Sockdolager! Ambulatory bookstores, problematic spectral inheritances, and wish fulfillment of the worse kind—all these and more can be found in the Spring 2016 issue! Celebrate the thaw with this octet of finely-wrought genre fiction!

Winter 2015

Drive away Winter's chill with these eight tales of pursuit—of votes, of justice, of glory, of knowledge, of connection, and of an audience for one's film festival. Table of Contents The Will of Parliament by Charlotte Ashley Excerpt Regarding the Departed from the Diagnostic and Necromantic Manual, 5th Edition