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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:

NOVELLAS

  • Arkfall – Carolyn Ives Gilman

NOVELETS

  • Pump Six – Paolo Bacigalupi

SHORT STORIES

  • 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

DEPARTMENTS

  • 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).

CARTOONS

  • Joseph Farris, Arthur Masear

COVER

  • Cory and Catska Ench for “Arkfall”

F&SF, August 2008 now on sale

The August 2008 issue is now on sale. This issue includes the story "The Political Prisoner" by Charles Coleman Finlay, so our free reprint this month is "The Political Officer" which is set in the same universe.

This issue also features the debut of our new reviewer, Chris Moriarty. See Gordon’s editorial for more details.

Here’s the whole table of contents:

NOVELLAS

  • The Political Prisoner – Charles Coleman Finlay

NOVELETS

  • Childrun  – Marc Laidlaw
  • But Wait! There’s More! – Richard Mueller

SHORT STORIES

  • An Open Letter to Earth – Scott Dalrymple
  • Another Perfect Day  – Steven Popkes
  • Bounty  – Rand B. Lee

DEPARTMENTS

  • Editorial – Gordon Van Gelder
  • Books to Look For – Charles de Lint, covering Mind the Gap by Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon; Heart of Stone and House of Cards by C. E. Murphy; and Jumper: Jumpscars by Nunzio Defilippis, Christina Weir, and Brian Hurtt.
  • Books – Chris Moriarty, covering Pebble in the Sky by Isaac Asimov; The Null-A Continuum by John C. Wright; Lorelei of the Red Mist by Leigh Brackett; The Secret of Sinharat and People of the Talisman by Leigh Brackett; and The Martian General’s Daughter by Theodore Judson.
  • Film: Not with a Bang, But with the Sex Pistols – Lucius Shepard, covering Doomsday.
  • Coming Attractions
  • Curiosities – David Langford, covering Adrift in the Stratosphere, by Professor A.M. Low (1937).

CARTOONS

  • Bill Long

COVER

  • Kent Bash for "The Political Prisoner"

F&SF, July 2008 now on sale

The July 2008 issue is now on sale. Here’s the table of contents:

NOVELLAS

  • The Roberts – Michael Blumlein

NOVELETS

  • Fullbrim’s Finding – Matthew Hughes
  • Poison Victory –  Albert E. Cowdrey

SHORT STORIES

  • Reader’s Guide –  Lisa Goldstein
  • Enfant Terrible –  Scott Dalrymple
  • The Dinosaur Train –  James L. Cambias

DEPARTMENTS

  • Books to Look For –  Charles de Lint, covering Duma Key by Stephen King and Jack: Secret Histories by F. Paul Wilson.
  • Books –  James Sallis, covering The New Weird edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer and The Dragons of Babel by Michael Swanwick.
  • Plumage from Pegasus: Galley Knaves –  Paul Di Filippo
  • Film: "Superpowers Do Not a Superhero Make" –  Kathi Maio, covering Jumper.
  • Coming Attractions 
  • Curiosities –  F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre, covering The Big Ball of Wax: A Story of Tomorrow’s Happy World, by Shepherd Mead (1954).

CARTOONS

  • Bill Long

COVER

  • Mondolithic Studios for "The Roberts"

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:

 

NOVELETS

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

SHORT STORIES

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

DEPARTMENTS

  • 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).

CARTOONS

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

COVER

  • David Hardy for "Litany"

F&SF, May 2008 issue now on sale

The May 2008 issue is now on sale. This issue features a new story by Rachel Pollack, and this month’s bonus online reprint is Pollack’s story "The Fool, the Stick, and the Princess" which is reprinted from our Oct/Nov. 1998 issue.

Here’s the table of contents:

NOVELETS

  • Immortal Snake – Rachel Pollack
  • Circle  – George Tucker

SHORT STORIES

  • Reunion  – Robert Reed
  • Rebecca’s Locket  – S. L. Gilbow
  • Firooz and His Brother  – Alex Jeffers
  • Thrilling Wonder Stories – Albert E. Cowdrey
  • Traitor  – M. Rickert

DEPARTMENTS

CARTOONS

  • Arthur Masear
  • Bill Long
  • Danny Shanahan

COVER

  • Mark Evans for "Immortal Snake"

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