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Issue 17 of The Deadlands contains original fiction from Tanvir Ahmed, Jonothan Pickering, and Octavia Cade, poetry from Chinedu Gospel, David Arroyo, and Nathaniel Krenkel, as well as our recurring Ask A Necromancer feature from Amanda Downum.

Zubair cannot remember when he first came to Kalan Qala. The Sahib says he was born in the east, in India, but even at the grand age of twelve, India is only a hazy notion. Zubair’s whole world is the fort and its sandstone halls, its gleaming cedarwood lattices, the shade of its plane trees, the wasteland stretching beyond its ramparts. Such splendor for only three souls: the Sahib, Zubair, Farishta. Farishta! Even her name is enough to rattle his young heart.

A Dervish Among the Graves of Ghazni — Tanvir Ahmed

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    The Deadlands is a monthly speculative fiction magazine. We publish short stories, poems, and essays about the other realms, of the ends we face here, and the beginnings we find elsewhere. It is an adventure into the unknown, to meet those who live there still, even though they may be dead. Death is a journey we all will take, but we’d like to peek at the map before we go.


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