Some science goes terribly, terribly wrong in a story that works well.
Short, tight and excellent sf chiller from Rivera.
Miller follows Watts in mining the cult 1980s Antarctic horror movie…
A clever story from Palmer, told in ten (actually 11) sections, each opening with a piece of poetry.
Stories by John P. Murphy, Marc Laidlaw, Cat Rambo, Juliette Wade and Sheila Finch, Sarina Dorie, Nancy Kress, Justin Barbeau, Chris De Vito, N.J. Schrock, James L. Cambias. Nothing in the issue really grabbed me.
Tongue in cheek yarn about a world in which caped crusaders and Evil Scientists exist, and a detective has to find out who has killed a Giant Octopus and a Macro-Shark.
I struggled with the alien-point-of-view, as I did in Dorie’s previous story in this setting.
Three SF stories set on Mars start the issue, other good SF, and Raffalon and Jimmie and Morrie return to grace the F&SF pages.
Story in the same setting as Kowal’s Hugo winning ‘Lady Astronaut of Mars’
Fiction by Mercurio D. Rivera, Rahul Kanakia, Carole Johnstone, T.R. Napper, Philip A. Suggars, and Ian Sales. Cover art by Vincent Sammy.
The Horton net is cast far and wide, with something for almost everyone.
As ever, a wide range of sources to choose from, which the normal reader will have struggled to embrace
Succeeds in presenting what the members of SFFWA voted for in their ballot for the best science fiction and fantasy of the year in question.
The theme of the story is humanity pulling in on itself, a turtle withdrawing it’s head into it’s shell (Irvine’s imagery), and it’s a good read.
A human science team have landed on Crucis-d and admire the titular silver strands, which put on an amazing show every morning and evening.
A short baseball story with the identity of the protagonist a key issue.
A linguist loses her hearing in an accident, which of course makes the xenoliguistic process more problematic.