Sean McMullen. The Twilight Year. A historical tale with the merest whiff of the fantastical.
Real physical versions of Asimovs are to hand, which I find I read much more quickly than the e-versions of late (having spent most days at work in front of a screen, reading off a screen is not much of a relaxation!) – so I expect to be up to date with the US mags by the end of the month!
Ian McDonald. Little Goddess. The (PDF) issue gets off to a strong start with the
Ruth Nestvold. Looking Through Lace. Anthropological and xeno-linguistic SF are probably to Asimovs what Scientist
A slightly weaker than usual issue perhaps – certainly for someone like me for whom the opening SF mystery did little for, and certainly considering the calibre of the authors in this issue.
A collection more in tune with my preferences than last year’s, with the exclusion of Analog stories being the primary cause of that.