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F&SF, June 2008 now on sale

The June 2008 issue is now on sale. This issue features a new story by Al Michaud, and this month’s bonus web story is Michaud’s "Clem Crowder’s Catch," which is reprinted from our July 2003 issue.

Here’s the table of contents:



  • The Art of Alchemy  – Ted Kosmatka
  • The Salting and Canning of Benevolence – Al Michaud
  • Litany – Rand B. Lee


  • Fergus  – Mary Patterson Thornburg
  • Character Flu – Robert Reed
  • Monkey See… – P.E. Cunningham


  • Books to Look For – Charles de Lint, covering The H-Bomb Girl, by Stephen Baxter; Black Magic Woman, by Justin Gustainis; Out of the Wild, by Sarah Beth Durst.
  • Musing on Books – Michelle West, covering Dust, by Elisabeth Bear; God’s Demon, by Wayne Barlowe; Mister B. Gone, by Clive Barker.
  • Coming Attractions
  • Film: A Tale of Two Turkeys (Maybe Three) – Lucius Shepard, covering Cloverfield, The Orphanage, and I Am Legend.
  • Curiosities – Paul Di Filippo, covering Return to the Future, by Diamandis Florakis (1973).


  • Arthur Masear
  • Bill Long
  • J.P. Rini


  • David Hardy for "Litany"


4 Responses to “F&SF, June 2008 now on sale”

  1. Charlie Finlay on May 6th, 2008

    I haven’t read the whole issue yet, but “The Art of Alchemy” is one of my favorite stories so far this year. I also liked “Litany” a great deal, but it was rushed toward the end. I felt like there was so much more incident and story wanting to happen, with more opportunity for character development and revelation about Rafael.

  2. Bobson on May 12th, 2008

    Has arrived in Sofia Bulgaria,

  3. Jerard on May 15th, 2008

    Have just finished reading this issue. My blog comments are at

  4. Amy Herring on May 18th, 2008

    I’m still looking for Return to the Future by Florakis, Diamamdis (mentioned by PdF in the Curiosities column) but no luck on the two used book websites you listed. If you come across another source for it, please let us know. I will do the same. Sounds like a fascinating read. Thanks for the tip.

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