Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, edited by Hugo and Wold Fantasy Award nominated editor Warren Lapine, brings you the very best in science fiction and fantasy. Join us as we explore strange new worlds. This is the ebook edition of the Fantastic Stories webzine containing all content from the October 2014 issue, including: Original Short Story: Rope Burns by Kelly McCullough He had a secret to keep, but then don’t we all? Short Story: Locomotive Joe and the Wreck of Space Train No. 4 by Allen M. Steele What price would you pay for a dream come true? Flash Fiction: Sibyl by Deborah Walker The future can’t be changed, can it? Short Story: Kvetchula by Darrell Schweitzer A nagging wife can be a curse, but at least you’ll sleep when you’re dead… right? Reviews: The Fan: Beginnings and Endings Carole McDonnell investigates the alpha and the omega. Reviews: The Magic Lantern: Personal Apocalypses For Adam-Troy Castro this is the way the world ends… Reviews: Area 51 1/2 by Steven Sawicki Our resident alien reports on various future histories. Reviews: New & Noteworthy Short Genre Fiction: October 2014 Gillian Daniels explores what’s new and excellent in Fantasy & Science Fiction. Make sure you go to www.fantasticstoriesoftheimagination.com every months for lots of great, free content.