Young Bos has lost an arm, which is bummer for this dude, but he has bud Jimeo and Jimeo’s girlfriend Cleo to help out.
A short but clever piece from Kosmatka, with mammoths returned to Earth.
A patriarchal society, with aliens with two sets of arms, and some strange names, and some issues around gender around childbirth, and attitudes towards multiple births.
An intelligent SF play in London.
A love story on an epic scale.
A reflection on what will happen to the individual self when bodies can be swopped at a whim.
A fast-paced adventure, with an intriguing background.
Good to read something just that bit different, and intense.
Well-written, subtle bit of writing.
Short, but sweet, superhero yarn.
An excellent road trip story, with a difference.
If you don’t have the time or inclination to read Audrey Niffenegger’s ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’, then this five stanza short is the one for you.
Stories by Gary Gibson, Julie C. Day, Greg Kurzawa, Rich Larson, Malcolm Devlin, and Ken Altabef.
Featuring a guest appearance from every scientist who has a science theory relevant to SF who ever drew breath – all making pertinent and apposite comments.
A subtle and effective/affecting story, featuring three sisters, who come to an understanding about the origins of their emigre parents.
A story that was pitched as a movie back in the day – which would start out My Little Pony and end up Predator/Do Androids….
Morris Fein’s barbering business takes an upturn thanks to him targetting a new client base.
A vignette set in the ‘Galactic Centre’ novel sequence.
Dark, dark humour.
A strong issue with good stories from vets like Greg Egan and Robert Reed, as well as the newer writers.
A good blend of technology, politics and characterisation.
A second story in this issue featuring something strange happening off the coast of a fishing town.
A minor sfnal element, but a great story.
A near-future story with current tech and trends extrapolated, fleshed out nicely, and a lot to like in it’s five pages.
A story by an author new to me, on account of his previous story appearing in an issue of Asimovs I didn’t get my hands on, and one which shows a lot of promise..