Stories this month :
Robert Reed. wHole.
Tan Fei. Pepe.
Mary Anne Mohanraj. Communion.
Molly Gloss. Lambing Season. First published in Asimov’s Science Fiction, July 2002, and I noted it for it’s ‘its thoughtfulness and depth of empathy portrayed‘.
Geoff Ryman. Have Not Have. First published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, April 2001, and when I reviewed it back then I noted ‘classy stuff‘.