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F&SF, September 2008 now on sale!

The September 2008 issue is now on sale. This issue includes the story “Picnic on Pentecost” by Rand B. Lee, so our free reprint this month is Lee’s “Coming of Age Day” (December 2003), which is set in the same universe. (This version has been revised and expanded from the original.)

Here’s the whole table of contents:


  • Arkfall – Carolyn Ives Gilman


  • Pump Six – Paolo Bacigalupi


  • Search Continues For Elderly Man  – Laura Kasischke
  • Picnic on Pentecost  – Rand B. Lee
  • Shed That Guilt! Double Your Productivity Overnight! – Michael Swanwick and Eileen Gunn
  • Salad for Two  – Robert Reed
  • Run! Run!  – Jim Aikin


  • Editorial – Gordon Van Gelder
  • Books to Look For – Charles de Lint, covering You Call This the Future? by Nick Sagan, Mark Frary, and Andy Walker; Echo, by Terry Moore; The Born Queen, by Greg Keyes.
  • Books – Elizabeth Hand, covering The Invention of Everything Else, by Samantha Hunt; Sway, by Zachary Lazar.
  • Coming Attractions 
  • Curiosities – Dave Truesdale, covering Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft, by Sir Walter Scott (1830).


  • Joseph Farris, Arthur Masear


  • Cory and Catska Ench for “Arkfall”


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