I’m quite happy to ‘fess up to perhaps missing something in the story!
The teen years at school can be bad enough, but when you’re enrolled in the kind of school Reed posits, with werewolves and vampires and bears oh my being the majority of the school population.
Part meta-fiction, part epistolary, part reality-show confessional. A must-read if you’re a wannabe author off to your first writer’s retreat.
A bit of a deja vu feeling with the opening and closing stories, with two experienced writers re-treading footprints into the sfnal regolith, with the other stories being good without being great.
A struggling author finds his muse, after a fashion. The last sentence elevates the story to a higher level.
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction finishes 2009 with an issue of their now
Matthew Hughes. A Little Learning. Hughes posits a novel method for transiting multiverses – the
Ellen Klages. Basement Magic. A tale of a young child with a wicked (well, not
Robert Reed. Buffalo Wolf. When ‘Raven Dream’ appeared in the Dec 2001 issue of F&SF
Doing the Unstuck. Paul Di Filippo. The angst of teen Goth Erin is painfully observed,
Not the strongest of issues, a bit of a surprise considering Reed, Cassutt, Robertson and Baxter being on the front cover.
Robert Reed. The Caldera of Good Fortune. Reed further mines The Great Ship in his
Robert Reed. A Billion Eves. A complex and initially very satisfying story. The story beings
William Barton. The Gods of A Lesser Creation. Barton returns to the setting of previous
Ruth Nestvold. Looking Through Lace. Anthropological and xeno-linguistic SF are probably to Asimovs what Scientist
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Stories by : Kit Reed, Richard Wilson, Arthur C. Clarke, Mack Reynolds, Stephen Becker, John D. MacDonald, James D. Houston, Russell Baker, Rick Raphael, Josef Nesvadba, Thomas M. Disch, Romain Gary, Fritz Leiber, Frank Roberts, James T. Farrell, Hap Cawood, Bruce Simmonds, Larry Eisenberg, Jack Sharkey, Roger Zelazny, J.G. Ballard, Arthur Porges, Donald Hall, Normal Kagan, Morgan Kent, Jose Maria Gironella, M.E. White, Robert Wallace, David R. Bunch, Philip H. Smith and Alan E. Nourse, John Brunner, Robert Rohrer, Isaac Bashevis Singer. (Contents only).
Stories by : Alfred Bester, Angela Carter, Craig Strete, Doris Piserchie, Ian Watson, James Tiptree Jr., Kate Wilhelm, Kit Reed, Philip Jose Farmer, Robert R. Olsen, Sydney J. Van Scyoc, Thomas Baum.
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