Dark Horizons 38 was edited by Peter Coleborn and Mike Chinn. Previous co-editor Phil Williams stood down with issue 37. Joel Lane remained the poetry editor. DH38 was published by the BFS in 1999.
I think this was the first perfect-bound issue of Dark Horizons, a change that’s been with us since. This binding certainly made the magazine look and feel more substantial. It also boasted over a hundred pages – a step up from previous issues.
- “Invasion” by Rudy Kremberg
- “The Suburban Vampire” (verse) by Norman J Olson
- “The Ichor of Ilyus Benz” by Linda Talbot
- “Clockwise Cryptonia” (verse) by echo syzygy
- “Roots of a Writer” (NF) by Anne Gay
- “Draining Away” (verse) by Brian Maycock
- “Noodles” by James Mac
- “The Testament of Empedocles” by P G McCormack
- “Monopoly” (verse) by John M Edwards
- “Lavender and Lilac: Ghosts, Visits and Old Ladies” (NF) by John Howard
- “Queen of Clubs” by Allen Ashley
- “A Soldier in Rohgate” by D Harrigon
- “The Bezaloo” by Bill Wilensky
(NF = non-fiction)
The front cover artwork (illustrating “Queen of Clubs”) was by Bob Hobbs. Alas, no interior artwork in this issue, barring a photograph of Anne Gay (by Jerry Bauer) and cover reproductions accompanying John Howard’s article.