The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, June 2006

Albert E. Cowdrey. Animal Magnetism. Another of F&SF regular Cowdrey’s well observed, well drawn humorous tales. When Henry Greene’s partner leaves him, he picks up a stray dog from the local kennels. When said dog turns, on the full moon, to a foxy babe, you would reckon that Man’s Best Friend would indeed be his… Continue reading The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, June 2006

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May 2005

Steven Popkes. The Great Caruso. A long-term smoker sources some dubious cigarettes, and finds that her lungs have been subtly changed by inhaled nano-tech. One of the beneficial side effects of the nanites is an improved singing voice, which she uses to good effect. When pneumonia finally takes her, she finds that the nanites have… Continue reading The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May 2005

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, February 2005

Matthew Hughes. Inner Huff. Further comic adventures of Guth Bandar (last seen in ‘A Little Learning’ F&SF June 2004), who has a pig of a day in the noosphere. Robert Reed. From Above. A hackberry tree in the woods is a very gentle rural setting for a story in which a higher intelligence responds to… Continue reading The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, February 2005

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, February 2003

Laird Barron. Old Virginia. Deep in the American countryside an ageing intelligence officer, Garland, is leading a small team which is looking after some scientific experimentation in a ramshackle cabin. Things begin to go wrong. The other side appear to have found them, and the question is whether they should abort the mission. Things get… Continue reading The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, February 2003

Fantasy and Science Fiction September 2001

Yesterday’s Tomorrows. Kate Wilhelm. Not a Kate Wilhelm Special Issue as it says on the cover, but a Special Kate Wilhelm Section as it says on the contents page, which includes this story, an appreciation by Gordon van Gelder, and a bibliography by William G. Contento. For three quarters of this story I was enthralled.… Continue reading Fantasy and Science Fiction September 2001