Shousetsu Bang*Bang issue 40 was released on December 17, 2012. There was no theme.
It was originally posted at bb-shousetsu.livejournal.com/82421.html and is mirrored at shousetsubangbang.com/mirror/frontpage/bangbang-no-40/.
This issue is also available as a free ebook on Smashwords at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/761304
Signups for this issue were posted at http://bb-shousetsu.livejournal.com/81613.html.
The cover artist was Neru Momochimuchi. The issue contains the following stories:
- Forever Closing, by Hinata Yamimoto
- The White Palace, by shukyou
- Tantantara! Tzing! Boom!, by Shikkoku no Suzu
- I Think You'll Understand, by Critical Strike
- Robin, after the apocalypse, by Hyakunichisou 13
- Greensinger, by hakugei
- The Eye and the Eye, by Ogiwara Saki
- The Gray Fox, by Noel Oliver
- freedom will it capture, and lordship in its own wilderness, by Renaissance Makoto J.
- The Stones' Earthen Grasp, by Iron Eater
- Getting to Know You, by Yamamomo
- Everything living tries to get back to the soil, by Domashita Romero