This heroism-themed collection features excellent short fiction from authors Annette Hansen, Will Conway, Sara Puls, Ryan Cooke, and Jenean McBrearty. Also featured in Scout & Engineer's 2nd issue: Stuart K. Hayashi's essay on the philosophy of fiction, Hannah Eason's review of Tom Wolfe's Back to Blood, and an interview with author Shelly Reuben. The vivid cover for this issue was designed by John Cox.
Individualism is the broad theme of this collection. Specific focuses include atheism, heroism, the concept of social identity, gender implications, LGBT matters, logic-as-savior, and librarians. And Peter Pan. And blueberries.
Wendy Never Married will soon be available in paperback; in the meantime, it is available for $2.99/copy in the ebook formats presented below.
Scout & Engineer's premier issue hosts exciting and elucidating short stories concerned with: the potential new UK leader of a group known as the Orgonos, an affiliation that far from fits in the standard writer/reader (or perhaps any other) classification, the romance of math, the morality of a one-time Mafia princess, and accurate sports news. This issue's short fiction is brought to Scout & Engineer by T.D. Edge, Nemone Thornes, Zeke Jarvis, Erika Holzer, and Christopher Blonde.
This issue also features original cover art from illustrator John Cox and an interview with A Mountain of Crumbs author, Elena Gorokhova.