The true stories behind US Presidents, from Washington to Obama, testing your knowledge and appreciation of a wide range of ‘stuff’.
Bereavement and branching multiverse realities.
A scientist getting their name attached to something they have discovered has to be a good thing, right?
Camp being deer camp, out in rural USA in deep midwinter, and five days in a group of friends from a tight-knit community have settled in nicely
This reviewer is a little cross with Tor.com
A good read that reflects, deep deep in space, about humanity, and with, perhaps, more hidden within?
A first professional sale from Wong and she tells her selkie tale well.
ERBpunk in the same setting as Levine’s ‘The Wreck of the Mars Adventure’ in the Gardner Dozois/GRR Martin anthology ‘Old Mars’.
The first story I can recall where our feline and canine housemates live on post-life..
A meditation on technology as a moral tool, not an amoral juggernaut, and a bit of a ponderous meditation at that.
Heartwarming story from van Pelt, in which a son looks back on his relationship with his now dementia-suffering father through the lens of SF and a fascination with UFOs.
Clearly something is wrong with the time-space continuum as there’s way too much content to fit into even 250-odd pages, and it must be something to do with superdense dark matter that has meant I’ve been reading the issue since April. And there’s some excellent stories in the issue.
Deceptively clever story from Libling – you have to pay attention from the offset to pick up clues as to what is actually happening.
Katherine E.K. Duckett’s plastinated mortuaries the pick of the issue for me.
A third story in about three weeks about visitations from a nebulous undead being potential harbringers of messages, or other means by which protagonists are able to address their relationships.
Clever story from Walton with a lot in it to like – if you like things like ‘unions, and free education, and paid holidays, and a health service’
The second story I’ve read in a couple of months featuring a couple having trouble with the undead, with a very much alive mother in law factored in to the equation
Short love story told through the two truths/one lie mechanism..
The juggernaut that is Dozois’ Years Best hits the #31 mark, with another chunky volume.
Nice fantasy story from Chilson, although to be clear, the story features trees, not vegetables!
A sporting tournament in zero-G on an orbiting habitat gives an opportunity to look at tenured sportspeople, politics and performance enhancing drugs.
A wry take on the pharma companies and just how low they would stoop in the search for profits, and just how limited the response by governments and the public at large might be.
A clever way to construct a story, and the characters are well-drawn.