Sybil’s Garage No. 4

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“After the War” by Leah Bobet
“On Death and the Deuce” by Richard Bowes
“Pairings” by John Bowker
“Means of Communication” by Barbara Krasnoff
Jetsam” by Livia Llewellyn
“An Appetite for Love” by Cat Rambo
Seas of the World” by Ekaterina Sedia
“Translucence” by Rowena Southard
“Strangeness” by Steve Rasnic Tem


“Arrive on Time,” by Bruce Boston
“If the Shoe Fits,” by Aurelio Rico Lopez III
“Frayed Worlds,” by David C. Kopaska-Merkel & Wendy Rathbone
“Farewell,” by Jaime Lee Moyer
“One of the Reasons,” by Kristine Ong Muslim
“The Answer Compounded,” by J.C. Runolfson
“Disparate Parts,” by Rachel Swirsky
“Flesh into Sand,” by JoSelle Vanderhooft


Jeffrey Ford interviewed by Matthew Kressel
Stephen Segal interviewed by Devin Poore

What’s Inside:

Sybils Garage digs deep into the substratum of the weird with issue number four. Part science-fiction, part horror, part fantasy, part none-of-the-above, these stories and poems do not begin and end in predictable places. This issue contains brooding, intelligent, heart-stopping fiction from veteran masters such as Steve Rasnic Tem and Rick Bowes, trips into the bizarre from Leah Bobet and Ekaterina Sedia, haunted dreams and disturbed visions by Cat Rambo and Barbara Krasnoff, and much more. Poems by masters of the craft Bruce Boston, JoSelle Vanderhooft, Aurelio Rico Lopez III and others delight, amuse, disturb…

But…if you think that’s all there is, then you’ve never read Sybil’s Garage. Each issue is an intense visual experience. Rich, detailed engravings from the 19th century complement the very best in fiction from the 21st. You’re not just reading the magazine, you’re journeying. Below each title is a suggested musical accompaniment. Choose to listen at your leisure or peril.

This is, without a doubt, our best issue yet.

Press & Reviews

For This Issue:

“…features different themes that focus on betrayal, aging, and communication, [and] leaves the reader feeling as though they have entered a new realm.”
The Hudson Current, Diana Schwaeble (read full interview here)

Sybil’s Garage No. 4 is an alienating thing—a saturation tank of isolation and the sublime. Like its first three predecessors, Issue 4 aligns the quietly bizarre and the slightly uncanny with nineteenth-century design. That’s not to say that Sybil’s Garage is easily classifiable, either in form or content. Victorian woodcuts share pagespace with postmodern silhouettes and modernist sketches. Fragments of polyglottal marginalia pepper Sybil’s pages—appearing everywhere like cryptic typesetter’s notes. From the first glimpse of the Bladerunneresque cover to the final, stunning woodcut, this issue is its own work of slipstream art.”
Behind the Wainscot, Darin Bradley (read full review here)

“If you like ‘alternate’ science fiction, then this is for you.”
SFRevu, Sam Tomaino (read full review here)

“A solid four stars.”
– Isadrone (LJ reviewer) (read full review here)

For Issue No. 3:

“…imaginative and intriguing, even if not all of it is SF.”
The Internet Review of Science Fiction, Lois Tilton (read full review here [login required])

“…this volume of work is sure to grab the reader’s attention.”
The Hudson Current, Diana Schwaeble (read full interview here)

“Sybil’s Garage is a unique little small press magazine…”
SFRevu, Sam Tomaino (read full review here)

“The magazine is sprinkled throughout (to excellent effect) with early 20th century b&w illustrations and photographs. Beneath the title of each tale or poem is a nice touch – the name of a recommended piece of music to listen to while you are reading.”
– Whispers of Wickedness, Barry J House (read full review here)

Cat Rambo’s “Lonesome Trail” is “a succinct, magical transmutation of poetry-writing into a night journey through a luminous desert valley.” Yoon Ha Lee’s “So That Her High-Born Kinsmen Came” is “a haunting glance into the mind of a nursing mother.” Eric Gregory’s “The Redaction of Flight 5766” is “fascinating [and] ambiguous.” Brian Conn’s “Six Questions About the Sun” is “a gloriously inventive alternate cosmology.”
Emerald City, Nic Clarke (read full review here)

Sample Stories & Features

Interview with Stephen H. Segal by Devin Poore

Seas of the World” by Ekaterina Sedia
Jetsam” by Livia Llewellyn

A Peek Inside

Book Trailer

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