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July-August 2013 issue

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  • Started 6 years ago by Gordon Van Gelder
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  1. Gordon Van Gelder
    Editor/Publisher

    NOVELETS

    OH GIVE ME A HOME -42- Adam Rakunas
    THE YEAR OF THE RAT -68- Chen Qiufan
    KORMAK THE LUCKY -97- Eleanor Arnason
    IN THE MOUNTAINS OF FROZEN FIRE -212- Rus Wornom

    SHORT STORIES

    THE COLOR OF SAND -5- KJ Kabza
    HALF A CONVERSATION, OVERHEARD WHILE INSIDE AN ENORMOUS SENTIENT SLUG -64- Oliver Buckram
    THE MAN WHO MARRIED THE SNOW -139- Ken Altabef
    THE MIRACLE CURE -157- Harvey Jacobs
    THE HEARTSMITH’S DAUGHTERS -167- Harry R. Campion
    THE NAMBU EGG -192- Tim Sullivan

    DEPARTMENTS

    BOOKS TO LOOK FOR -25- Charles de Lint
    BOOKS -35- James Sallis
    PLUMAGE FROM PEGASUS: FLIPPING GENRES FOR FUN AND PROFIT -93- Paul Di Filippo
    FILMS: A FAMILIAR CYCLONE AND ITS TWISTED DEBRIS -150- Kathi Maio
    SCIENCE: ALIENS INSIDE YOU -184- Pat Murphy and Paul Doherty
    COMING ATTRACTIONS -191-
    CURIOSITIES -258- Mark Esping

    Cartoons: Arthur Masear (63, 183), Barry Corbett (67), J.P. Rini (96), Bill Long (156).
    COVER BY KENT BASH FOR “THE COLOR OF SAND”

    Posted 6 years ago #
  2. Gordon Van Gelder
    Editor/Publisher

  3. rowsdower
    Member

    Wait a minute...(rubs eyes)...there's no Cowdrey. No Chet Arthur! Can this possibly be? The streak is broken! Happy day!
    Thankyouthankyouthankyou!

    :-))))))

    Posted 6 years ago #
  4. GusG
    Member

    When is Naomi Kritzer going to tell us the saga of the plague on Seastead?

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  5. arowhena
    Member

    I think it’s more important that Beck gets her cell phone back. A teenager without her cell phone—it’s far scarier than the plague.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  6. Dr. Caligari
    Member

    I'm sure Ms. Kritzer will be back. I'm somewhat less sanguine about my wait for Jack Shade's return.

    Nonetheless, I take it as a hopeful sign that I recognize very names on this issue's TOC. Discovering interesting authors I don't know is one of the reasons I subscribe to F&SF.

    The only name I recognize off the top of my head is KJ Kabza, whose prior stories in F&SF have never been less than entertaining, and on occasion brilliant ("Ramshead"), so that's another reason for optimism.

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  7. Dr. Caligari
    Member

    I'm sure Ms. Kritzer will be back. I'm somewhat less sanguine about my wait for Jack Shade's return.

    Nonetheless, I take it as a hopeful sign that I recognize very names on this issue's TOC. Discovering interesting authors I don't know is one of the reasons I subscribe to F&SF.

    The only name I recognize off the top of my head is KJ Kabza, whose prior stories in F&SF have never been less than entertaining, and on occasion brilliant ("Ramshead"), so that's another reason for optimism.

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  8. Gordon Van Gelder
    Editor/Publisher

    Jack Shade will appear again in the Sep/Oct issue. No sign yet of Beck.

    ---Gordon V.G.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  9. Dr. Caligari
    Member

    Cool! (And sorry for the double post.)

    Posted 6 years ago #
  10. FreeLiveFree
    Member

    Great I'm looking forward to the new Jack Shade story. I wasn't as taken with some with the Beck stories. I think they are okay, but not great. They are professionally written, but they just never clicked with me.

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  11. Gordon Van Gelder
    Editor/Publisher

    I probably don't say it often enough but I really value the feedback I get here on the Forum.

    ---Gordon V.G.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  12. FreeLiveFree
    Member

    So this is the first issue in awhile without an Albert Cowdrey story. I don't hate his work the way some here seem to do, but I do find that he is awfully uneven. I really liked "The Assassin", but I did not like "Harmut's World." Much of the time, I just don't feel strongly about his stories.

    I'm glad it won't be long for the new Jack Shade story. The original was one of the best stories in a very strong issue. That story really deserved a sequel.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  13. oblomov
    Member

    I am also excited about seeing so many unfamiliar names in the table of contents. Definitely will be picking this one up.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  14. FreeLiveFree
    Member

    Yes, one of the reasons I subscribe to F&SF is to discover new writers. I'm only familiar with a few of those writers. Only KJ Kabza and Eleanor Arnason.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  15. Gordon Van Gelder
    Editor/Publisher

  16. Gordon Van Gelder
    Editor/Publisher

    A blogger who got an early copy of this issue has a few things to say:

    http://cavestars.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/of-sci-fi-fantasy-the-magazine/

    Posted 6 years ago #
  17. rowsdower
    Member

    Got mine yesterday, June 22, in Oak Lawn, IL

    Posted 6 years ago #
  18. GusG
    Member

    June 24 in Oregon. Ugh, I am trying to set a new personal record by reading more than 20 back issues this month, but I have to read this first. Honestly, it is the best possible problem.

    I have read 456 issues of F&SF to date. My goal was to finish all of them before I turn 50 (in 2020). Looks like I will make it long before then. Then, on to Galaxy (Asimov's?, If?, haven't decided yet).

    Posted 6 years ago #
  19. Gordon Van Gelder
    Editor/Publisher

  20. GusG
    Member

    I did not put that ad link in my post above. Irritating.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  21. Gordon Van Gelder
    Editor/Publisher

    GusG, I don't see an ad link in your post.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  22. Gordon Van Gelder
    Editor/Publisher

    A third blogger has posted about this issue:

    http://faithandsciencefiction.blogspot.com/2013/06/a-review-of-julyaugust-2013-issue-of.html

    Posted 6 years ago #
  23. Gordon Van Gelder
    Editor/Publisher

  24. GusG
    Member

    When I am signed in, the phrase "personal record" links to a website claiming to show arrests records. It is not there before I sign in. Weird. A "1" on the forum page (number of posts) had a link also. It might be something on my computer...?

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  25. Rebecca French
    Member

    We received one of our checking copies of the July/Aug 13 issue in South-Central NJ yesterday (6/26).

    Posted 6 years ago #
  26. Gordon Van Gelder
    Editor/Publisher

    One of our checking copies arrived in Hoboken on June 29.

    ---Gordon V.G.

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  27. Kevin C.
    Member

    Gus:

    Most likely on your computer. I ran into some odious software some months ago that turned words on the page into links. It will probably show up under your add-ins and extensions, and/or under installed programs. It would also be a good idea to run a malware scan, preferably from safe mode.

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  28. Dr. Caligari
    Member

    Arrived on my Kindle this afternoon. And "Curiosities" is included this month, yay!

    Posted 6 years ago #
  29. GusG
    Member

    Thanks, Kevin. I killed it. It was called "text-enhance" and it hides under many aliases, but I found it and squashed it. I wish people had better things to do than mess with my computer.

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  30. Gordon Van Gelder
    Editor/Publisher

    Sam Tomaino of SFREVU covers this issue:

    http://www.sfrevu.com/php/Review-id.php?id=14687

    Posted 6 years ago #

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