The sixth issue was issued on the 25th of May 2013.

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Issue 6 has a Dave Windett cover illustration (above) and includes the following stories:
Gef Fox - Requiem for a Rodent
Nicole Tanquary - A Bedtime Chocolate
Michael Siciliano - Seeding Day
G.A. Rozen - When It's Ajar
Diana Doherty - The Judgement of the Peacemaker
Regina Clarke - Real Predictions
J.Y. Saville - Self-Aware and Living in Bradford content:


British Fantasy Society Review June 2013

ZINE Issue Six, Edited by Graeme Hurry, Kimota Publishing, Ebook, £1.53
Reviewed By Steve Dean

As usual, for Kzine at least, we have a good variety of stories here, written by a variety of authors and to different lengths. Some of the authors are old hands, no offence, and for some this is their first published piece. Put all this together, and we have a unique product, but one that is ultimately successful. And no dumbing down here. If youíre looking for fast-moving, tyre screaming, bullet riddled action with no plot and brainless, cloned heroes, youíve come to the wrong place.

Ironically, you may well find fast-moving, tyre screaming, bullet riddled action, but it will always be intelligent, unique and well written, and almost certainly cross-genre, slipstream or just downright odd.

The trouble with Kzine is picking a favourite. All the stories are well written, of just the right length, and entertaining as well as being something different. I think, on balance, Iíll go for the opener, A Bedtime Chocolate by Nicole Tanquary. The unnamed heroine, a young girl, awakes one morning to find the usual chocolate, left by her dad, missing from her beside table. As it turns out, her father wasnít a hospital porter at all, but an Anchor, a man with the ability pull people across dimensions. The opening few paragraphs set the mood, and really convey the special relationship between the two. I think this one was written from the heart, and it really shows. An excellent story with a very good ending.

Next I would go for The Judgment of The Peacekeeper by Diana Doherty. Verity is the aforementioned Peacekeeper, aided and abetted by her familiar, Spirit, who is a large warg. In this world, almost everyone has a familiar, which is usually the opposite sex to the person it is Familiar with (the Familiaree?) Having no familiar, or having one of the same sex, is very rare, but people in this state are often accused of being cursed. Anyway, Verity and Spirit are summoned to a distant village to deal with a Ďmadí wyvern, but things arenít that simple. I liked the premise of this one, the idea that everyone has a familiar, and those who donít are ostracised, despite it not being their fault. Sound familiar? (pun intended.)

To end it all we have a vignette, Self-Aware And Living In Bradford by J.Y. Saville. Some fledgling AI robots have been let loose in Bradford, (must be the future, otherwise they would have been nicked and sold for scrap.) and itís Rickís job to analyse the recordings. This one hinges around the very last line, so be sure to read it again if you donít get it first time. I like robot stories anyway, and this one doesnít disappoint. It certainly makes you think, which is always good.

The rest are all good, and the authors should be proud of themselves.

And please, read Mr Hurryís editorial, and act on it, before we drown under under ghost written, sensationalised Ďautobiographiesí written by Ďcelebritiesí just, or even not quite, out of school.

KZine Issue Six: Review of May 2013 Issue

by Steve Rogerson (see review at: Reviews for Issue 6

Awesome, eclectic collection of stories - July 25, 2013 *****
By Sharon
With so many literary markets featuring such strange and speculative stories, it's nice to have a journal you can pick up and easily lose yourself in the stories--without having to reread a story four times and still wonder what the heck is going on. That being said, the stories here do have a wonderful sense of imagination and creativity. Horror, Fantasy, Sci-fi, and mysteries all have a place in here--sometimes in a single story. Few journals I've read have been as enjoyable as Kzine!

Five Stars for Six - July 14, 2013 *****
By Joyce Combs
This issue of Kzine is a keeper...I will re-read some of these stories without a doubt. My favorite is Clarke's Real Predictions...not a whodonit, but a how'dshedoit! Great storytelling.

creative stories by gifted writers. - June 20, 2013 *****
By houstonpaula
Great escape material. The fact that this is a collection of short stories rather than a novel; allows you to choose a different story to read and finish when you have a bit of down time.