Neat story from a new writer, as young Altair, who is a few steps more than most of us into the autistic spectrum, finds his brain, hard-wired into numbers and odds, is not just something for him to use in betting, but, as the title suggests, has an even more out-there relationship with the betting markets.
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Bumper double-issue with stories by Eugene Fischer, Allen M. Steele, Tom Purdom, Michael Swanwick and Gregory Frost, Anna Tambour, Joe M. McDermott, Liz Williams, Robert Reed, Jay O’Connell, Fran Wilde and Frank Smith.
New stories by Naim Kabir, Ken Liu, Catherynne M. Valente, Mike Buckley, Chen Qiufan. Reprints (gooduns) from Gregory Benford and Lavie Tidhar.
Stories by Rand B. Lee (the pick of the issue for me), Michael Libling, Paul Di Filippo, Albert E. Cowdrey, Tim Sullivan, Justin Barbeau, Scott Baker, KJ Kabza, David Gerrold. Cover by Mondolithic Studios.
There are some dark secrets in the otherwise quiet town of Trenton, Ontario, which are gradually revealed in this lengthy story.
A cautionary tale from an old SF writer, which looks at current trends and ponders just what chance there might be for old-fashioned storytelling in decades to come.
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Stories by Nick Wolven, Eneasz Brodski, and Derek Kunsken the pick for me.