Shousetsu Bang*Bang issue 17 was released on January 1, 2009. There was no theme.
It was originally posted at bb-shousetsu.livejournal.com/36209.html and is mirrored at shousetsubangbang.com/mirror/frontpage/bangbang-no-17/.
This issue allowed for holiday gift requests, where readers were allowed to leave one request for a story in the comments to the signup post. Because of this, this issue had no limit on the number of stories a single author could submit, so long as at least one of those was a request.
Signups for this issue were posted at http://bb-shousetsu.livejournal.com/35519.html.
The cover artist was semiramis. The issue contains the following stories:
- Redux, by Zack
- The Rabbit and the Wolf, by Eri Mori
- Cheesecake and the Art of Political Warfare, by Sakana Sara
- The Mechanical Turk, by shukyou
- Pulling Together, by newtypeshadow
- Herr Hall, by Togi Kayako
- Plumbing the Depths of Mystery: Part Five Of A 'Horrors By Gaslight' Serial Novel In Sixteen Thrilling Parts! by Roumonte Emi
- Push/Pull, by Daifuku Hoyako
- Looking Outward-Inward, by Hashinaka Choko
- 心也許很小很小世界卻很大很大, by shukyou
- Warmth, by Kuruki
- The Emperor's Last Concubine, by Yamanashi Moe