The anthology took me a while to get through, probably (looking at it in retrospect) that it didn’t have enough really top quality stories in it for me to be eagerly reaching for the volume with eager anticipation for the next story. Some good stories, but nothing really cojonal grabbing.
The opening story from Rowe ends just when it’s getting going, and apart from that, only O’Connell provides anything that rises above the distinctly average.
Stories by Rand B. Lee, Michael Libling, Paul Di Filippo, Albert E. Cowdrey, Tim Sullivan, Justin Barbeau, Scott Baker, KJ Kabza, David Gerrold. Cover by Mondolithic Studios. Reviews underway.
Slightly more lighter stories than the norm, making the issue a gentle read. The Reed story was OK, but not up there with his Great Ship stories, and the one SF story didn’t really gr
Stories by E. Catherine Tobler, Jennifer Dornan-Fish, Tom Greene, Malcolm Devlin, Tim Major, R.M. Graves, Thana Niveau, with Devlin the pick of the ish for me.
Stories by Nick Wolven, Michael Bishop, Elizabeth Bear, Eneasz Brodski, Derek Kunsken, Leah Cypess
Stories by Edward M. Lerner, Mark Niemann-Ross, James C. Glass, Jacob A. Boyd, Lavie Tidhar, Naomi Kritze, Alec Austin & Marissa Lingen
Double issue with 12 stories, and only 3 authors have a middle initial, which is unusual for Analog.