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Paperback, 211 pages
Published April 16th 2019 by Dell Magazines
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Gary
May 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Carrie Vaughn's novella "Gremlin" is on my list of the best short SFF of May 2019: https://1000yearplan.com/2019/06/01/t...
Antonio Ippolito
May 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I like Paul's rating system, so I'll adopt it: even though some of my evaluations are pretty different.
I'll publish as I go.
This issues' stories are good, and the bonus is Norman Spinrad’s comeback as reviewer of novels. Each of his reviews is a deep insight in science fiction’s history and meaning, at the same time revealing the core of meaning of the reviewed novel. This month, he expounds about Vandermeer’s Borne (exploring the boundries between "mimetic" science fiction, "non-mim
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D Dyer
3.5 stars.
This issue of the long-standing magazine features a collection of interesting and not so interesting stories. Personal favorites, for me, among these include “gremlins” which in three separate parts explores the relationships between three generations of a family of female pilots and the alien who helps them survive their trips and “Not only who you know” which lets us watch the negotiation of between a woman and her rich ex-boyfriend, now a head in a jar.
Some of these stor
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Karl
Aug 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
"Gremlin" 4 stars
"Unfinished Business" 3.5 stars
"The Memory Artist" 2.5 stars
"Recrossing the Brooklyn Ferry" 4 stars
"The Doing and Undoing of Jacob E. Mwangi" 3 stars
"Sacrificial Iron" 3.5 stars
"Never the Twain Shall Meet" 3 stars
"Chasing Oumuamua" 3 stars
"Not Only Who You Know" 4 stars
The Intertidal Zone" 3 stars
Jordi
Jul 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Average issue, with an outstanding novelette by Ian R. MacLeod (“The Memory Artist”), and some good stories from E. Lily Yu (“The Doing and Undoing of Jacob E. Mwangi”), Sean Monaghan (“Chasing Oumuamua”) and Jay O’Connell (“Not Only Who You Know”). Below my reading notes on the stories.


“Unfinished Business”, by Bill Johnson (2 stars)

A pulpy, sci-fi adventure set in a distant future where a giant insect civilization that lived on prehistoric Earth has returned. Coul
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Darrell
Jun 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
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The good thing about having a subscription to a print magazine is it encourages me to actually read it. I always mean to read internet-based magazines, but I often never get around to them. The problem with podcasts is I'm always falling behind the most recent episode. It's especially hard to keep up to date with podcasts that have extensive back catalogs. I have a greater incentive to read a print magazine, though, because I've already paid for it, so not reading it would be wasting money.
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Michael Frasca
May 31, 2019 rated it liked it
My favorite stories:
- Gremlin by Carrie Vaughn - Keepsakes are passed down through generations. What would your grandma give you if she was a WWII Russian fighter pilot? Fun story- not really a 20K feet nightmare. Be sure to watch Bugs Bunny in “Falling Hare.”

- The Doing and Undoing of Jacob E. Mwangi by E. Lily Yu - World-wide universal basic income has lead to the development of two social groups. The “Doers” make, create, and generally contribute to society. The “Don’ts” subsist on UBI
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Paul
May 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Ratings for stories in this issue:

Grade A (excellent)
Never the Twain Shall Meet by Peter Wood-- SF story in which NC BBQ debate plays a key role!
Unfinished Business by Bill Johnson
Chasing Oumuamua by Sean Monaghan

B (very good)
Sacrificial Iron by Ted Kosmatka
Gremlins by Carrie Vaughan

C (average)
The Memory Artist by Ian R McLeod
Recrossing Brooklyn Ferry by John Richard Trtek

D (poor)
The Doing & Undoi
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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.

Sheila grew up in a family of five in western Massachusetts. Her mother had a master's degree in microbiology. Ms. Williams’ inte
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