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"The Molenstraat Music Festival" by Sean Monaghan

"Biology at the End of the World" by Brenda Cooper

Short Stories
"The God Year" by Jim Grimsley
"Duller's Peace" by Jason Sanford
"Calved" by Sam J. Miller
"Last Hunt" by Vylar Kaftan
"Searching for Commander Parsec" by Peter Wood

"Haleakalā: House of the Sun" by Shawn Fitzpatrick
"Intimations of a Dead
Kindle Edition, Asimov's Science Fiction, #476, 116 pages
Published August 7th 2015 by Dell Magazines
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Sep 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Pretty good! I enjoyed this issue. In order from most appealing to least, we have:

"Biology at the End of the World" by Brenda Cooper
This was just a wonderful story! I really enjoy stories where the ethics behind "doing the right thing" are murky. Well written, with great characters, and a highly engaging read indeed!

"Duller's Peace" by Jason Sanford
I didn't expect this one to be very impressive based on the first paragraph or two, but it did develop into something quite memorable,
Oh, boy, a really good issue of Asimov's! Both the novelettes, especially, were excellent:

Brenda Cooper's "Biology at the End of the World" takes us into the distant future, where most of humanity lives in space. The Earth is a mess from ecological, technological, and biological mistakes. To make sure it doesn't happen again, a government agency forbids playing with DNA, and this is the story of a pair of its inspectors searching out illegal genetic labs. The story doesn't actually go where you
An interesting mix of stories greater than the sum of its parts. That is, I liked the variety more than I liked the individual stories: A lighter story was refreshing. As expected, at least one family drama - wouldn't be Asimov's without that domestic slant. Also as expected, at least one story centered around the consequences of the climate change. To be honest, I've already grown weary of this 'default future' setting. No surprise my favorite story was set in the far future.

Biology at the E
Kam Yung Soh
Feb 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
A better than average issue saved by thoughtful stories by Jason Sanford and Vylar Kaftan, with a powerful story by Sean Monaghan about whether nanobot repairs make us less or more human.

- "Biology at the End of the World" by Brenda Cooper: in a future where the Earth's ecosystems have collapsed, two UN Biological inspectors who help police various labs on Earth and in space for 'non-natural' biological presence are told by a whistle blower about a secret lab manufacturing lifeforms. What they
Sacha Valero
Jul 02, 2016 rated it liked it
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“The God Year” by Jim Grimsley
Stars: 2

The writing style and language was fine, but the overall tone and pace was lethargic. Also, the story was fairly predictable and I felt nothing for any of these characters, not even the newt. Nice bit of world building though.

“Duller's Peace” by Jason Sanford
Stars: 5

This was a great story. After a long war the Nation controls the population through the use of motes (nanos) which a transmit your thoughts, feelings, and memories to them. If you're
Denise Barney
Aug 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Another satisfactory issue. Sheila Williams wrote a tribute to Tanith Lee and Melanie Tem, two of my favorite writers. Robert Silverberg's editorial uncovers the story behind a quote he used for one of his stories. He knew the quote, knew if was from a Jewish source, but had no idea of where it came from.

This stories in this issue dealt with introspection and soul-searching, using the guise of other worlds and futuristic technology. The science was not the focal point--the human interaction was
Aug 25, 2015 rated it it was ok
Honestly, there just weren't any stories that really spoke to me in this issue. That's about all.
Nov 17, 2015 rated it liked it
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"Calved," by Sam J Miller. 4 stars. Short Story.
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Sheila Williams is the editor of Asimov's Science Fiction magazine. She is also the recipient of the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Editor, Short Form.

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