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CONTENT

Novelettes
"Seven Ways of Looking at the Sun-Worshipers of Yul-Katan" by Maggie Clark
"Soap Opera "by Edward M. Lerner
"Diamond Jim and the Dinosaurs" by Rosemary Clare Smith
"Playthings" by Stephen L. Burns

Short Stories
"Alloprene" by Stephen R. Wilk
"Early Warning" by Martin L. Shoemaker
"Sleep Factory" by Rich Larson
"Most Valuable Player" by Eric Choi

Poems
"Final Dispatc
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Kindle Edition, 110 pages
Published February 19th 2016
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G33z3r
Lucky for me, I like the longer stories a lot better than the short ones this time around.

Maggie Clark's "Seven Ways of Looking at the Sun-Worshipers of Yul-Katan" is a space opera that was an interesting read, but ultimately felt incomplete, like it was the setup to a novel rather than a complete story. An alternate universe of many planets but one basic, human species scattered among the stars. Yul-Katan Sun worshipers aspire to enlightenment, success rewarded by first the trip to a space stat
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Timo
Jan 06, 2019 rated it liked it
An average issue, the last story was excellent though.


“Seven Ways of Looking at the Sun-Worshippers of Yul-Katan” by Maggie Clark
There is a some sort of terrorist attack by a group of people who worship the sun and apparently often burn themselves during their religious rites. One of the people who are threatened used to belong to the same group as a child – or something. And then she returns home. A pretty thickly written story with a very sketchy backstory. I didn’t get into it at all. **
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Elena
May 25, 2016 added it
sorry, spoilers everywhere :-(

The autumn of modern science by Michael F. Flynn
Rather depressing non-fiction piece claiming that science is dying out and will be replaced by a science-less science, which is simply an analysis of trends in BIG data blocks, often badly measured. Disliked it - I don't think it will happen that easily. People realize that "sciences" that are using analysis of large data sets to derive trends publish too many irreproducable results. I don't think the method will becom
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John Loyd
Feb 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: analogsf
10 • Seven Ways of Looking At the Sun-Worshipers of Yul-Katan • 20 pages by Maggie Clark
OK. A girl moves away from Yul-Katan and it's sun worshiping ways to become a scientist. Many years later an expedition she is on comes across a lifepod that contains a body from her home world. Shortly after rescuing the lifepod another group demands it after having killed four members of the expedition. The survivors want to know what happened, but they also want to live.

37 • Soap Opera • 13 pages by Edwa
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