Characterisation and family relationship are handled well, which is as well as otherwise it’s a fairly weak story.
A nicely told story that feels much more like an Asimov’s story, and I may well fish out the previous stories by Frost in Analog to read.
A story that I struggled to engage with as a story that I was reading, as I was more aware of the story that C. Allegra Hawksmoor was writing.
A group of teens are doing home work – rewriting the American Declaration of Independence, as they are in the mood for revolution, but will it be just a virtual one?
A story in I-IIIIIIIIIIII sections, starting off with every parents’ nightmare – a child wandering off and getting lost.
Not a particularly strong issue, with only the Cat Rambo likely to stick in the mind.
A story that bodes well for the pre-apocalypse anthology just out from John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey.
Altogether a very assured and believable story about people, relationships, and gender.
Good characterisation and a clever idea, the the focus on subtle and human.
The Damaged referring to the 1 in 100 that come off the Playmatez production line not quite right, and end their short robotic lives homeless, or living in a subway or dumpster.
First story in a while from Reed, and it’s a short story, but that doesn’t stop Reed from writing on a large canvas – a chase of a couple of billion years on a galactic canvas.
A ‘fast-paced first story’ from Williams in Asimovs, and it is truly so. It doesn’t waste any time setting up the story, and by golly it certainly gets to the end breathlessly quickly.
A bit of alien tech, a stump with X marks the spot, but mostly about relationships…
An alternate history that doesn’t quite do it for me.
The seven day journey from Beijing to Moscow can only be travelled by train, and it goes through some very strange country, and it is said that none who make the journey come through without being changed…
Stories this issue by Tim Lees, Jason Sanford, Lavie Tidhar, Claire Humphrey, John Shirley, and Sarah Brooks, and all of them good ones.
Stormland being the coast of the US a couple of decades hence, where climate change has created a near-permanent storm front, which has devastated the coast and Charleston in particular.
Nice take on the Singularity, from the perspective of teen whose parents ‘Singled’ when he was a toddler.