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The best TDE so far. One highlight is always their long interviews, and this time it is with Rick Opperman, who writes mysteries, does long savvy intros for Stark House's reprints of classic noir novels, and is the founding editor of the new Down & Out Magazine There isalso a fascinating article by Steve Carper on "One and Dones," publishers who produced exactly one novel in digest form. The subject is not of great interest to me, but the obsessive collecting is fascinating. I enjoyed the short story "Imperium Delirium" by Robert Snashall, SF with a taste of steampunk about a group of elderly rebels battling robots.. Vince Nowell Jr contributes a wonderful piece on the great SF writer Lester Del Rey trying to edit magazines for John Raymond, who was not overly concerned with paying his contributors Wonderful stuff..
I always enjoy the Digest Enthusiast's dip into the classic anthologies of the past, particularly the greats of the 50s and 60s. This issue is no exception, with an interesting article about magazines that only made it through issue number 1! There are also good articles about two categories with which I was completely unfamiliar, occult and espionage. Another fascinating read about our varied literary past.
For anyone who loves digests or short stories, or for anyone who wants to know who's who in the modern digest scene, this book is a must-read. Your only regret after reading The Digest Enthusiast may be your Amazon bill after buying all the great issues featured inside. Highly recommend!