Stories by Nick Wolven, Michael Bishop, Elizabeth Bear, Eneasz Brodski, Derek Kunsken, Leah Cypess
Asimov’s Science Fiction is the magazine that consistently provides, IMHO, the best short SF available.
Stories from Allen M. Steele, Rudy Rucker and Marc Laidlaw, Christopher Rowe, Caroline M. Yoachim, Jay O’Connell, Peter Wood, Sarah Pinsker. Reviews underway.
Robert Reed and Tim Sullivan bookend the issue with some strong SF.
Not the strongest Asimovs double-issue – Sellar, Bailey, DuBois tickling this reader’s fancy more than the bigger names (Kelly, Rusch, Steele).
Onyebuchi and Palwick the pick of the issue for me.
Pinsker and O’Connell leave the best of the issue to last.
Stories by Reed, Jablokov and McDonald the pick of the bunch for me.
Book-ended by stories at the beginning and end of the volume which I enjoyed, but with the rest of the issue not doing as much for me.