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About Richard L. Rubin
Richard L. Rubin worked for 30 years as an appellate lawyer, including the defense of several clients facing the death penalty in California. He has retired from the law and is now writing science fiction. His short stories appear in the anthologies Warlords of the Asteroid Belt, Deep Space Dogfights and Fall of the Galactic Empire, all published by Rogue Planet Press. Richard is an Associate Member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, California with his wife, Susanne, and their faithful cat, Gladstone. Richard's webpage can be found at RichardLRubin.com.
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In this Issue:
Cover art titled "Sleepover" by L.A. Spooner
Story illustrations by Scott Grove
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The Day After Charlie Motley Died by Alex De-Gruchy
The Top of the Food Chain by Margaret Karmazin
The Rented Room by Virginia Betts
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Dance, Monkey, Dance! by Margret A. Treiber