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Asimov’s Jul/Aug 2021

Asimov’s Jul/Aug 2021

Asimov’s Science Fiction [v45 #7 & 8, #546 & 547 Jul/Aug 2021] ed. Sheila Williams, mng ed. Emily Hockaday (Dell Magazines, $7.99, 208pp, digest) Cover by Shutterstock.com
2 • Contents Pages
4 • Editorial: The 2021 Dell Magazine Awards • Shelia Williams • ed
6 • Reflections: Memories of the Space Age • Robert Silverberg • cl
10 • On the Net: The Tech that SF Made • James Patrick Kelly • cl
14 • The Prisoner’s Cinema • Gregory Norman Bossert • nv
37 • Alien Ball • Kristine Kathryn Rusch • ss
47 • Recipe for Time Travel in Case We Lose Each Other • Kristian Macaron • pm
48 Philly Killed His Car • Will McIntosh • nv
63 • Failed Space Colonists • Herb Kauderer • pm
64 • Seed Star • Fran Wilde • ss
74 • The Hazmat Sisters • L.X. Beckett • nv
91 • Giving Up the Ghost • Megan Lindholm • nv
103 • Holding Destiny • Jane Yolen • pm
104 • The Children of the Wind • Gregory Feeley • nv
120 • Huginn and Muninn—And What Came After • Michael Swanwick • ss
130 • Fibonacci’s Humors • Rudy Rucker & Brace Sterling • nv
151 • Ansibles • Ursula Whitcher • pm
152 • Tweak • Taimur Ahmad • ss
160 • Out of the Box • Jay O’Connell • na
199 • Next Issue • Anon • pv
200 • On Books • Peter Heck • rc
_200 • Dead Lies Dreaming, Charles Stross, Tordotcom, $29.99, hc • br
_201 • A Deadly Education, Naomi Novik, Del Rey, 28.00, hc • br
_201 • City Under the Stars, Gardner Dozois & Michael Swanwick, Todotcom, $14.99, tpb • br
_202 • Persephone Station, Stina Leicht, Saga, $27.00, hc • br
_202 • Damned Pretty Things, Holly Matter, Aqueduct Press, $19.00, tpb • br
_203 • The Hierarchies, Ros Anderson, Dutton, $26.00, hc • br
_204 • The Collapsium, Wil McCarthy, Baen, $16.00, tpb • br
_205 • The Shaman of Karres, Eric Flint & Dave Freer, Baen, $25.00, hc • br
_206 • Raven Nothing, Som Paris, Aqueduct Press, $20.00, tpb • br
_206 • Genesys X, B.J. Graf, Fairwood, $17.99, tpb • br
_207 • Nice Bar Blues, Sheree Renée Thomas, Third Man Books, $16.95, tpb • br
208 • SF Conventional Calendar • Erwin S. Strauss • cl

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Asimov’s May/Jun 2021

Asimov’s May/Jun 2021

Asimov’s Science Fiction [v45 #5 & 6, #544 & 545 May/June 2021] ed. Sheila Williams, mng ed. Emily Hockaday (Dell Magazines, $7.99, 208pp, digest) Cover by Shutterstock.com
2 • Contents Pages
4 • Editorial: Transitions • Shelia Williams • ed
6 • Reflections: The First Encyclopedia • Robert Silverberg • cl
10 • On the Net: Digital Heroes • James Patrick Kelly • cl
14 • Thought Experiment: Religion and Science Fiction • James Gunn • cl
20 • The Metric • David Moles • na
48 • Among the Marithei • Mary Anne Mohanraj • ss
54 • Reclaiming the Stars • James Gunn • na
70 • Ready Gas and Pills • Dominica Phetteplace • ss
77 • Año Nuevo • Ray Nayler • na
94 • Super Sprouts • Ian Creasey • na
120 • A Million Years • Tom Jolly • pm
122 • The Chartreuse Sky • K.A. Teryna & Alexander Bachilo; translated by Alex Shvartsman • ss
131 • My Heart Is at Capacity • TJ Berry • ss
141 • Inside Voice • Jackie Sherbow • pm
142 • Tin Man • Rick Wilber & Brad Aiken • na
161 • Speaking to Mom • Jane Yolen • pm
162 • Phosphor’s Circle • Annika Barranti Klein • ss
167 • Flattering the Flame • Robert Reed * na
197 • Next Issue • Anon • pv
198 • On Books • Sheree Renée Thomas • rc
_198 • Master of Poisons, Andrea Hairston, Tor.com, $27.99, 512pp, hc • Sheree Renée Thomas • br
_199 • Black Sun, Rebecca Roanhorse, Saga Press, $27.95, 454pp, hc • Sheree Renée Thomas • br
_200 • Ring Shout or Hunting Ku Kluxes in the End Times, P. Djèlí Clark, Tor.com, $19.99, 181pp, hc • Sheree Renée Thomas • br
_202 • The Deep, Rivers Solomon with musicians Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, and Jonathan Snipes, Saga Press, $14.99, 166pp, paper • Sheree Renée Thomas • br
_203 • Trouble the Saints, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Tor.com, $26.99, 352pp, hc • Sheree Renée Thomas • br
_204 • Reconstruction: Stories, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Small Bear Press, $17.00, 208pp, pb • Sheree Renée Thomas • br
_206 • The Freedom Artist, Ben Okri, Akashic Books, $30.95, 336pp, hc • Sheree Renée Thomas • br
_206 • Dominion, edited by Zelda Knight and Elpeki Oghenechovwe, Aurelia Leo, $19.99, 250pp, pb • Sheree Renée Thomas • br
208 • SF Conventional Calendar • Erwin S. Strauss • cl

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Asimov’s Mar/Apr 2021

Asimov's Mar/Apr 2021

Asimov’s Science Fiction [v45 #3 & 4, #542 & 543] ed. Sheila Williams, mng ed. Emily Hockaday (Dell Magazines, $7.99, 208pp, digest) Cover by NASA
2 • Contents Pages
4 • Editorial: Pandemic Editing • Shelia Williams • ed
6 • Reflections: Betelgeuse, We Hardly Knew Ye • Robert Silverberg • cl
10 • On the Net: The Game’s Afoot! • James Patrick Kelly • cl
14 • Glitch • Alex Irvine • na
50 • Time Traveler at the Grocery Store circa 1992 • Kristian Macaron • pm
52 • Somebody’s Child • Felicity Shoulders • nv
71 • The Destroyer Is in Doubt About Net Neutrality • Martin Ott • pm
72 • The Same Old Story • Anya Ow • ss
78 • Mrs. Piper Between the Sea and the Sky • Kali Wallace • ss
88 • Grandma +5° C • James Patrick Kelly • ss
99 • Sometimes a Poem • Jane Yolen • pm
100 • RE: Bubble 476 • A.T. Greenblatt • ss
112 • Mary Mary • Rudy Rucker • nv
138 • Flowers Like Needles • Derek Künsken • ss
149 • I Get a Call from My Estranged Father and Let It Go to Voicemail • Aaron Sandberg • pm
150 • Sentient Being Blues • Christopher Mark Rose • ss
163 • Next Issue • Anon • pv
164 • Dream Atlas • Michael Swanwick • ss
168 • Light Up the Clouds • Greg Egan • na
199 • We Chose Titan Together • Lauren McBride • pm
200 • On Books • Norman Spinrod • rc
_200 • Coucil of Fire, Eric Flint & Walter H. Hunt, Baen, $25.00, hc, ISBN: 978-1-9821-2415-1• Norman Spinrod • br
_200 • The Last Human, Zack Jordan, Del Rey, $27.00, hc, ISBN: 987-0-451-49981-3• Norman Spinrod • br
_201 • Penric’s Travels, Lois McMaster Bujold, Baen, $25.00, hc, ISBN: 978-1-9821-2457-1• Norman Spinrod • br
_201 • The Unspoken Name, A.K. Larkwood, Tor, $25.99, hc, ISBN: 978-1-250-23890-0• Norman Spinrod • br
_202 • The Eleventh Gate, Nancy Kress, Baen, $16.00, hc, ISBN: 978-1-9821-2458-8• Norman Spinrod • br
_203 • Shorefall, Robert Jackson Bennett, Del Rey, $28.00, hc, ISBN: 978-1-5247-6038-0• Norman Spinrod • br
_204 • Unbecoming, Lesley Wheeler, Aqueduct Press, $18.00, tp, ISBN: 978-1-61976-167-4• Norman Spinrod • br
_204 • Cyber Shogun Revolution, Peter Tieryas, Ace, $16.00, tp, ISBN: 978-0-451-49101-5• Norman Spinrod • br
_205 • The Ghosts of Sherwood, Carrie Vaughn, Tor.com, $3.99, ebook, ISBN: 978-1-250-75210-9• Norman Spinrod • br
_205 • New Light Through Old Windows: Exploring Contemporary Science THrough 12 Classic Science FIction Tales, Stephen Webb, Springer, $19.95, ebook, ISBN: 978-3-030-03195-4• Norman Spinrod • br
_206 • If This Goes On, edited by Cat Rambo, Parvus, $19.99, tp, ISBN: 978-0-997842-1-1• Norman Spinrod • br
207 • The Appeal of Time Travel • Kimberly Jones • pm
208 • SF Conventional Calendar • Erwin S. Strauss • cl

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Asimov’s SF Jan/Feb 2021

Asimov's Jan/Feb 2021

Asimov’s Science Fiction [v45 #1 & 2, #540 & 541] ed. Sheila Williams, mng ed. Emily Hockaday (Dell Magazines, $7.99, 208pp, digest) Cover by Donato Giancola
2 • Contents Pages
4 • Editorial: A Magical Eire • Shelia Williams • ed
6 • Reflections: One Hundred Years of Robots • Robert Silverberg • cl
9 • Mars Rover, Curiosity • Jan Yolen • pm
10 • On the Net: Get it? • James Patrick Kelly • cl
14 • A Rocket for Dimitrios • Ray Nayler • na
43 • The Fear of Missing Out • Robert H. Cloake • ss
49 • In Memoriam: Mike Resnick (1942–2020) • Sheila Williams • ob
50 • No Stone Unturned • Nick Wolven • nv
66 • The Three-Day Hunt • Robert R. Chase • ss
73 • The Papier-Mȃché Girl • Jane Yolen • pm
74 • Table Etiquette for Diplomatic Personnel, in Seventeen Scenes • Suzanne Palmer • nv
99 • The Pig, Wilber, to His Grandsons • Leslie J. Anderson • pm
100 • Hunches * Kristine Kathryn Rusch • nv
113 • Humans and Other People • Sean William Swanick • ss
122 • Shy Sarah and the Draft Pick Lottery • Ted Kosmatka • nv
139 • Within You and Without You • Robert Frazier • pm
140 • Mayor for Today • Fran Wilde • nv
156 • I Didn’t Buy It • Naomi Kanakia • ss
161 • When I’m Thirty I Receive a Box Full of Your Steel Bones • Avra Margariti • pm
162 • The Realms of Water • Robert Reed • na
195 • Next Issue • Anon • pv
196 • On Books • Norman Spinrod • rc
Relic, by Alan Dean Foster; Random House, $7.99
Transformation, by James Gunn; ReAnimusPress.com, $3.99
The Death of the Universe, by Brandon Q. Morris; $14.99
201 • Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation • Peter Kanter • ms
203 • Thirty-Fifth Annual Readers’ Award Ballot • Anon • ms
205 • 2020 Index • Anon • ix
208 • SF Conventional Calendar • Erwin S. Strauss • cl

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Asimov’s Jan/Feb 2020

Asimov’s Jan/Feb 2020

Contents Page
Sheila Williams’ Editorial: Happy Birthday, Isaac Asimov!
Robert Silverberg’s Reflections: The Pharaoh’s Trachea
James Patrick Kelly’s On the Net: Live Long and Whatever
Robert Frazier “Your Clone, the Mirror Clone” (verse)
Neal Asher “An Alien on Crete”
Marie Vibbert “Unlooping” (verse)
Mar Catherine Stratford “Third Shift”
Allen M. Steele “The Palace of Dancing Dogs”
Dominica Phetteplace “The Antidote”
Timons Asaias “Go. Now. Fix.”
Leah Cypess “A Pack of Tricks”
Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
Jean-Louis Trudel “The Way to Compostela”
Meredith Lozaga “The Refraction of White Lies”
Doug C. Souza “The Kaleidoscope City”
Jane Yolen “Taking Care” (verse)
B.S. Donovan “You’ll Live”
Sheila Finch “Not This Tide”
Jane Williams “Meeting the Man from the Future” (verse)
Next Issue
Paul Di Filippo: On Books
Thirty-Fourth Annual Readers’ Award and Ballot
Index 2019
Classified Marketplace
Erwin Strauss: SF Conventional Calendar

Asimov’s Science Fiction Vol. 44 No. 1 & 2, whole No. 528 & 529, Jan/Feb 2020
Publisher: Peter Kanter
Editor: Sheila Williams
Managing Editor: Emily Hockaday
Editorial Assistant: Deanna McLafferty
Senior Director of Art & Production: Porter C. McKinnon
Senior Art Director: Victoria Green
Cover: Dominic Harman
208 pages, $7.99 on newsstands until Feb. 18, 2020
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Asimov’s Nov/Dec 2019

Asimov’s Nov/Dec 2019

Contents Page
Sheila Williams’ Editorial: A Sadder and a Wiser Woman—tributes to Janet Jappson Asimov and Carol Emshwiller
Robert Silverberg’s Reflections: California Secedes!
Peter Payack “Do Not Despair” (verse)
James Patrick Kelly’s On the Net: Where are the CRISPR Cops?
Rudy Rucker & Marc Laidlaw “Surfers at the End of Time”
Harry Turtledove “Christmas Truce”
Mary Soon Lee “How to Curve Spacetime” (verse)
Siobhan Carroll “The Airwalker Comes to the City in Green”
Brittany Hause “Billets-Doux” (verse)
Michael Swanwick “Clouds”
Ray Nayler “The Disintegration Loops”
R. Garcia y Robertson “Commander Amanda”
Octavia Cade “Inside the Body of Relatives”
James Patrick Kelly “Selfless”
Kali Wallace “The River of Blood and Wine”
James Van Pelt “SeeApp”
Mary Soon Lee “Not for Sale” (verse)
James Gunn “Quantum Theory”
Allen M. Steele “Escape from Sanctuary”
Next Issue
Norman Spinrad: On Books
Nebula Awards Showcase 2018 by Janet Yolen
Astounding by Alec Nevala-Lee
Red Moon by Kim Stanley Robinson
Classified Marketplace
Erwin Strauss: SF Conventional Calendar

Asimov’s Science Fiction Vol. 43 No. 11 & 12, whole No. 526 & 527, Nov/Dec 2019
Publisher: Peter Kanter
Editor: Sheila Williams
Managing Editor: Emily Hockaday
Editorial Assistant: Deanna McLafferty
Senior Director of Art & Production: Porter C. McKinnon
Senior Art Director: Victoria Green
Cover: Donato Giancola
208 pages, $7.99 on newsstands until Dec. 17, 2019
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Asimov’s Sep/Oct 2019

Asimov’s Sep/Oct 2019

Contents
Sheila Williams’ Editorial: Thirty-Third Annual Reads’ Awards’ Results
Robert Silverberg’s Reflections: Rereading Shiel
Holly Day “All the Weight” (verse)
James Patrick Kelly’s On the Net: Deep Reading
Peter Payack “Surfing at Night” (verse)
Mercurio D. Rivera “In the Stillness Between Stars”
Megan Arkenberg “All in Green Went My Love Riding”
Jane Yolen “Brambles” (verse)
Andy Duncan “Charlie Tells Another One”
Next Issue
Sandra McDonald “Messages”
Lawrence Watt-Evans “Personal Space”
Leslie J. Anderson “The Celestial Body” (verse)
Kristine Kathryn Rusch “Escaping Amnthra”
James Sallis “When We Saved the World”
Jenny Blackford “Nine hypotheses concerning a mysterious lump under the rug on the foyer floor” (verse)
Eric Del Carlo “The, When”
Rich Larson “Can You Watch My Stuff”
Stephanie Feldman “The Albatwitch Chorus”
Michael Libling “At the Old Wooden Synagogue on Janower Street”
Gord Sellar “Winter Wheat”
Kendall Evans “E.A. Poe’s Electro-Mechanical Raven” (verse)
Paul Di Filippo: On Books
Classified Marketplace
Erwin Strauss: SF Conventional Calendar

Asimov’s Science Fiction Vol. 43 No. 9 & 10, whole No. 524 & 525, Sep/Oct 2019
Publisher: Peter Kanter
Editor: Sheila Williams
Associate Editor: Emily Hockaday
Editorial Assistant: Deanna McLafferty
Senior Director of Art & Production: Porter C. McKinnon
Senior Art Director: Victoria Green
Cover: Dominic Harman
208 pages, $7.99 on newsstands until Oct. 22, 2018
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Asimov’s Jul/Aug 2019

Asimov’s Jul/Aug 2019

Contents
Shelia Williams’ Editorial: The 2019 Dell Magazine Awards
Robert Silverberg’s Reflections: Imaginary Voyages
James Patrick Kelly’s On the Net: Full Moon
Tegan Moore “The Work of Wolves”
Robert Frazier “All the Good Things that I Know” (verse)
Dominica Phetteplace “The Universe Within the Universe”
Nick Wolven “The Terminal Zone”
Maggie Shen King “Ardy’s Choice”
Leslie J. Anderson “Tell Me What the Stars Sing” (verse)
Ian McHugh “Story with Two Names”
Ray Nayler “The Ocean Between the Leaves”
Chris Willrich “Fragments from the Library of Cygnus X-1”
Bruce Boston “The Ruined Library” (verse)
Leah Cypess “The Disappeared”
Sandra Lindow “Creation: Dark Matter Dating App” (verse)
Harry Turtledove “Speaker to Emos”
Peter Payack “Scary Scary Night” (verse)
Suzanne Palmer “Waterlines”
Next Issue
Peter Heck: On Books
Classified Marketplace
Erwin Strauss: SF Conventional Calendar

Asimov’s Science Fiction Vol. 43 No. 7 & 8, whole No. 522 & 523, Jul/Aug 2019
Publisher: Peter Kanter
Editor: Sheila Williams
Associate Editor: Emily Hockaday
Editorial Assistant: Deanna McLafferty
Senior Director of Art & Production: Porter C. McKinnon
Senior Art Director: Victoria Green
Cover: Maurizio Manzieri
208 pages, $7.99 on newsstands until August 20, 2018
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Asimov’s May/June 2019

Asimov’s May/June 2019

Contents
Shelia Williams’ Editorial: Anthology News!
Robert Silverberg’s Reflections: Our Shaggy Cousins
Bruce Boston “Failing Masterpiece” (verse)
James Patrick Kelly’s On the Net: Fire the Canon!
James Gunn’s Thought Experiment: Science Fiction Considers the Post-Human
Bill Johnson “Unfinished Business”
E. Lily Yu “The Doing and Undoing of Jacob E. Mwangi”
James Sallis “Mother’s Day” (verse)
Ian R. MacLeod “The Memory Artist”
Ted Kosmatka “Sacrificial Iron”
Jane Yolen “Crane Wife” (verse)
Peter Wood “Never the Twain Shall Meet”
G.O. Clark “Distracted While Gardening” (verse)
Sean Monaghan “Chasing Oumuamua”
Fred D. White “Terra Incognita” (verse)
John Richard Trtek “Recrossing Brooklyn Ferry”
David Barber “The Other SETI” (verse)
Jay O’Connell “Not Only Who You Know”
Peter Payack “Timeless Graffiti” (verse)
Rahul Kanakia “The Intertidal Zone”
Next Issue
Carrie Vaughn “Gremlin”
Jenny Blackford “Quantum String” (verse)
Norman Spinrad: On Books
Classified Marketplace
Erwin Strauss: SF Conventional Calendar

Asimov’s Science Fiction Vol. 43 No. 5 & 6, whole No. 520 & 521, May/June 2019
Publisher: Peter Kanter
Editor: Sheila Williams
Associate Editor: Emily Hockaday
Editorial Assistant: Deanna McLafferty
Senior Director of Art & Production: Porter C. McKinnon
Senior Art Director: Victoria Green
Cover: NASA/Shutterstock
208 pages, $7.99 on newsstands until June 18, 2018
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Asimov’s Science Fiction Mar/Apr 2019

Asimov’s Mar/Apr 2019

Special Tribute Issue: Gardner Dozois
Contents
Shelia Williams’ Editorial: Editor Extraordinaire
James Patrick Kelly’s On the Net: Gardner!
In Memorian, Gardner Dozois 1947–2018
Gardner Dozois “The Peacemaker”
Greg Egan “Instantiation”
Rammel Chan “Tourists”
Robert Frazier “Inhale/Exhale” (verse)
Michael Swanwick “Eighteen Songs by Debussy”
Christopher Cokinos “The Dogs of the Soviet Space Program” (verse)
Lawrence Watt-Evans “How I Found Harry’s All-Night Hamburgers”
Bruce Boston “When Words Take Flight” (verse)
Eileen Gunn “Terrible Trudy on the Lam”
Tom Purdom “January March”
Marge Simon “Garbage” (verse)
Zhao Haihong “The Starry Sky Over the Southern Isle”
Jane Yolen “Robot Dreams” (verse)
Kristine Kathryn Rusch “Transport”
Alex Irvine “Isla Tiburón”
Kofi Nyameye “The Lights Go Out, One by One”
Next Issue
Jack Dann “Mr. Death Goes to the Beach”
Allen M. Steele “The Lost Testament”
Peter Heck: On Books
Classified Marketplace
Erwin S. Strauss: The SF Conventional Calendar

Asimov’s Science Fiction Vol. 43 No. 3 & 4, whole No. 518 & 519, Mar/Apr 2019
Publisher: Peter Kanter
Editor: Sheila Williams
Associate Editor: Emily Hockaday
Editorial Assistant: Deanna McLafferty
Senior Art Director: Victoria Green
Cover: Eldar Zakirov
208 pages, $7.99 on newsstands until April 23, 2018
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