For me a -much- stronger issue than the previous one, which feels like it should be a double-issue, as so much quality is squeezed into it. The more experienced writers provide quality of the highest order, with Preston, Kosmatka and Pratt just a slight bit below that standard.
Another excellent issue.
PDF version reviewed. Neal Asher. Softly Spoke the Gabbleduck. The planet Myrial is an intriguing
Peter Friend. The Christmas Tree. A short fantastical piece in which the arrival of a
Nancy Kress. My Mother Dancing. Originally published in 2000 in ‘Destination 3001’, published by Flammarion.
Stories by : Albert E Cowdrey, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Brendan Dubois, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Christopher Rowe, Colin P. Davies, Daniel Abraham, David Moles, Eleanor Arnason, James Patrick Kelly, James. L. Cambias, Kage Baker, M. John Harrison, Mary Rosenblum, Michael F. Flynn, Nancy Kress, Paolo Bacigalupi, Pat Murphy, Paul Di Filippo, Paul Melko, Peter F. Hamilton, Robert Reed, Stephen Baxter, Terry Bisson, Vandana Singh, Vernor Vinge, Walter Jon Williams, William Sanders.
Stories by : Charles Stross, Dominic Green, Geoff Ryman, Geoffrey A. Landis, Harry Turtledove, Howard Waldrop, Jack Skillingstead, James Van Pelt, John C. Wright, John Kessel, John Varley, Judith Moffett, Kage Baker, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, M. Shayne Bell, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Nick DiChario, Paolo Bacigalupi, Paul Di Filippo, Paul Melko, Robert Reed, Steven Popkes, Terry Bisson, Terry Dowling, Vernor Vinge, Walter Jon Williams, William Barton, William Shunn.
All in all, an interesting varied collection, and well worth the shelf-space.