I’ve read fewer stories from Baxter of late than I would normally like to, so good to see him leading off this first story in the new Arc magazine.
Excellent collaboration which looks just a few technology steps into the future.
An effective glimpse at the impacts, on a global and personal level of dislocation due to the passage of time.
A grieving woman is visited by the close friend of her recently departed lover.
A short piece (just over 1100 words) which posits a fantasy author who had most
a bit too much of a pretty well-covered sf trope than we have had from Liu at his best.
A couple of strong stories, a couple of weaker ones.
In McAuley’s Jackaroo series, a young man finds himself setting out on the beginning of a great adventure
Humorous short which looks at a potential (very near!) future world dominated by apps, advertising and a consequent lack of free will.
A locked room murder mystery in near future India that has depth, physics, astronomy, First Contact, cloning, and a talking cat. What’s not to like?
[4th March 2012] Hugely pleased to be able to make available Jay Lake’s ‘To Raise
A story in which race is still very much an issue in the near future, albeit with one major player in that complex puzzle removed from the equation.
A story learning towards the more scientist fiction that you get in Analog than is normally the case in Asimovs
A ridiculously strong collection, with stories by Felicity Shoulders, Ron Goulart, John G. McDaid, K.D. Wentworth, Albert E. Cowdrey, Ted Kosmatka, Alexander Jablokov, Ken Liu, Naomi Kritzer, Michael Alexander, Lewis Shiner.