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SF POLAR by Candra Hope Nature really doesn't care who holds the top spot in the food chain ........................ 3 SF SWIMMING WITH SHARKS by Timothy Miller There comes a time when you have to decide whether you are predator or prey ........ 9 F THE BLACK GRAVE by Scott Hill Every detective should accept a little supernatural help once in a while ....................... 19 SF RETURNS PERMITTED WITHIN 30 DAYS by Russell James Do we really need to tell you to keep your receipt? ........................................................ 31 SF FERMI'S PARADOX by DoA Worrell Have you ever had the feeling the world is just slipping away from you? .................... 35 H OBLIVION by Naomi Johnson There's nothing quite like small town charm, then you stop in Oblivion ........................ 42 SF FATHER MARS by Jack MacKenzie Decades after the war, the colonists still fear anything that moves in the sky .............. 48 SF THE CURATOR'S DELIMMA by William Knight Doing the right thing is rarely the easiest choice .............................................................. 56 H LET SLEEPING DOGS LIE by Thomas Canfield Some dogs like to play dead, but the dangerous ones really are dead ........................... 66 SF ASTEROID ETERNIA by Collin R. Skocik Life is full of options, sometimes a lot more than you think ............................................ 68 F I REGRET I MUST EAT YOU KNOW by Tom Barlow Sometimes the search for revenge can lead us down an unexpected path ...................... 75 H A SYMPHONY OF HORRORS by Kevin J. Bartell It's hard building a master race when one already exists .............................................. 100 SF OUMINGS IN THE DARK by Jeffrey Aaron Miller After some consideration I've decided you can take this job and... ............................... 107 (Table of Contents cont. next page) Front Cover by M. D. Jackson, illustrating a scene from "Swimming With Sharks" This publication copyright 2010 by Black Matrix Publishing LLC and individually copyrighted by artists and individuals who have contributed to this issue. All stories in this magazine are fiction. Names, characters and places are products of the authors' imaginations or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance of the characters to actual persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. Encounters Magazine is published

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Encounters Magazine #4  

A short sample of the latest issue from Black Matrix Publishing. Encounters is a bi-monthly mix of science fiction, fantasy and horror.

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