Fiction this issue :
Mike Buckley. Helio Music
Eric Schwitzgebel. Fish Dance
John Chu. The Sentry Branch Predictor Spec: A Fairy Tale
Jack Schouten. Sephine and the Leviathan
A. Que (translated by Nick Stember) Against the Stream
Linda Nagata. Nahiku West. First published in Analog Science Fiction, October 2012. Collected in Rich Horton’s take on the best of the year, where I read it and noted ‘A murder mystery, with some quite clever elements to the backstory and setting, all of which are put in place and brought to a conclusion in quick time – imagine a five minute version of Blade Runner!”. Full review here.
Mary Rosenblum. Lion Walk. First published in Asimov’s Science Fiction, January 2009, which I recall didn’t really grab me, merely noting it a ‘science thriller’.