Stories this issue :
The Next Scene by ROBERT REED
One Sister, Two Sisters, Three by JAMES PATRICK KELLY
The Calculations of Artificials by CHI HUI, translated by JOHN CHU
Everyone from Themis Sends Letters Home by GENEVIEVE VALENTINE
Rusties by NNEDI OKORAFOR AND WANURI KAHIU
Old Domes by JY YANG
The Very Pulse of the Machine by Michael Swanwick, first published in Asimov’s Science Fiction, February 1998.