SATELLITE MEMORIES: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, photocopied, 26 pgs.

The first section of this zine is entitled “News Reports,” which is actually four fictional vignettes disguised as newspaper stories. While the stories lack the richness of language that the author is capable of, it is purposefully done, to keep it sounding like an accurate newspaper story. The actual intent seems to be allowing the fictional characters to tell their own stories through the interviews. These characters are kook inventors, hustlers and peeping toms, and other folks similarly lost and obsessed. In the second section, though equal in quality, is where his prose is allowed to really shine because he doesn’t have to be tied to the dry confines of imitating a newspaper article. The final section is an interview with independent filmmaker Jorge Underwood, an interesting and eloquent fellow. If you’re a fan of short fiction, don’t hesitate to get this. – Craven Rock (verslibrepublishing.com)