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March/April 2018 issue

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  • Started 10 months ago by SHamm
  • Latest reply from Gordon Van Gelder

  1. SHamm
    Member

    First review is up at Tangent Online.

    Posted 10 months ago #
  2. Gordon Van Gelder
    Editor/Publisher

    THE MAGAZINE OF
    FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION
    March/April • 69th Year of Publication

    NOVELLAS

    LIKHO -89- Andy Stewart

    NOVELETS

    THE SATYR OF BRANDENBURG -7 -Charlotte Ashley
    DEEP SEA FISH -31 -Chi Hui
    HIDEOUS FLOWERPOTS -154- Susan Palwick
    A DOG OF WU -202- Ted Rabinowitz

    SHORT STORIES

    THE NEXT TO THE LAST OF THE MOHEGANS -56- Joseph Bruchac
    THE BEAST FROM BELOW -142- William Ledbetter
    A SWIM AND A CRAWL -175- Marc Laidlaw
    THE HARMONIC RESONANCE OF EJIRO ANABORHI -226- Wole Talabi
    DOWN WHERE SOUND COMES BLUNT -244- G. V. Anderson

    POEMS

    AFTER THE WOLF -69- Jeff Crandall
    DIASPORA -182- Mary Soon Lee

    DEPARTMENTS

    BOOKS TO LOOK FOR -72- Charles de Lint
    MUSING ON BOOKS -82- Michelle West
    PLUMAGE FROM PEGASUS: THE VARLEY CORPS WANTS YOU -184- Paul Di Filippo
    SCIENCE: NAKED-EYE ASTRONOMY -190- Jerry Oltion
    FILMS: THE SHAPE OF THINGS COMING SOON -196- David J. Skal
    COMING ATTRACTIONS -256-
    CURIOSITIES -258- Robert Eldridge

    Cartoons: Arthur Masear (68, 183), S. Harris (71, 195), Danny Shanahan (81), Bill Long (141), Kendra Allenby (225).

    COVER BY CORY AND CATSKA ENCH FOR “THE SATYR OF BRANDENBURG”

    Posted 9 months ago #
  3. GusG
    Member

    Got mine two days ago. Just started into it.

    Deep Sea Fish was stunning!

    Many thanks.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  4. at78rpm
    Member

    Deep Sea Fish reminded me of how much I love -- and miss! -- good hard science fiction. I had high hopes for Likho but found it just a little too disjointed. When the main character may or may not be hallucinating, all bets are off.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  5. Gordon Van Gelder
    Editor/Publisher

    Issue reviewed at FEATURED FUTURES:

    https://featuredfutures.wordpress.com/2018/02/27/review-fsf-march-april-2018/

    Posted 9 months ago #
  6. Dr. Caligari
    Member

    Now on my Kindle. Thanks, Gordon & CC!

    Posted 9 months ago #
  7. Gordon Van Gelder
    Editor/Publisher

    Sam Tomaino reviews this issue for SF REVU:

    http://www.sfrevu.com/php/Review-id.php?id=17861

    Posted 9 months ago #
  8. C.C. Finlay
    Charles Coleman Finlay

    Steve Fahnestalk reviews this issue for Amazing Stories:

    http://amazingstoriesmag.com/2018/03/magazine-review-magazine-fantasy-science-fiction-mar-apr-2018/

    He recommends Mary Soon Lee's poem "Diaspora," Andy Stewart's novella "Likho," Charlotte Ashley's cover story "The Satyr of Brandenburg,” and several other stories.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  9. Dr. Caligari
    Member

    A very fine issue overall. I especially liked "Likho" and "Hideous Flowerpots," but there was a lot of good writing in this issue.

    Posted 8 months ago #
  10. Gordon Van Gelder
    Editor/Publisher

    Review of G. V. Anderson's "Down Where Sound Comes Blunt": https://mariahaskins.com/2018/04/07/extra-stories-i-read-in-march/

    Posted 8 months ago #
  11. C.C. Finlay
    Charles Coleman Finlay

    The 1000 Year Plan blog by Gary Tognetti recommends two stories from the March/April issue, G. V. Anderson's "Down Where Sound Comes Blunt" and Joseph Bruchac's "The Next to the Last of the Mohegans." https://1000yearplan.com/2018/04/12/the-best-short-sff-march-2018/

    Posted 8 months ago #
  12. C.C. Finlay
    Charles Coleman Finlay

    Brigid Kelly has also been reviewing recent stories from F&SF on her blog. She has words of praise for "Deep Sea Fish" by Chi Hui (http://brigidkeely.com/books/2018/04/07/deep-sea-fish-by-chi-hui/), "A Dog of Wu" by Ted Rabinowitz (http://brigidkeely.com/books/2018/04/10/a-dog-of-wu-by-ted-rabinowitz/), and "The Next to the Last of the Mohegans" by Joseph Bruchac (http://brigidkeely.com/books/2018/04/11/the-next-to-the-last-of-the-mohegans-by-joseph-bruchac/) from the March/April issue.

    Posted 8 months ago #
  13. C.C. Finlay
    Charles Coleman Finlay

    Finally, Alex Clark-McGlenn is blogging "My Year of Short Stories" in which he reads and writes about a short story every day -- some new and some old -- for the entire year. All of his posts tagged with Fantasy & Science Fiction can be found here: https://alexclarkmcg.wordpress.com/tag/fantasy-and-science-fiction-magazine/

    Some of the stories he had praise for from the March/April issue so far include "A Dog of Wu" by Ted Rabinowitz ("Where this piece thrives, however, is its unique language and world. It’s certainly worth picking up."), "The Satyr of Brandenburg" by Charlotte Ashley ("This story was great!"), and "The Harmonic Resonance of Ejiro Anaborhi" by Wole Talabi ("Like nothing you've ever read."), but there are also reviews of several other stories.

    Posted 8 months ago #
  14. C.C. Finlay
    Charles Coleman Finlay

    Finally (for this evening), John Loyd of the SF Book Review blog thought all but one of the stories in the issue were good to very good, with his highest marks for "Hideous Flowerpots" by Susan Palwick and "A Dog of Wu" by Ted Rabinowitz, and the Charlotte Ashley, Chi Hui, Wole Talabi, and G. V. Anderson stories close behind.

    http://sfbookreview.blogspot.com/2018/03/marapr-2018-fantasy-and-science-fiction.html

    Posted 8 months ago #
  15. digdug
    Member

    Just finished reading this issue

    I have never read anything by Ted Rabinowitz before. Wow. 'A Dog of Wu' has it all. I was enthralled as I watched the character's worldview change before his eyes. Looking forward to seeing more from this author.

    I had read 3 of Chi Hui's stories before and they were all good. 'Deep Sea Fish' is really good. He makes a valid point about spacefaring aliens in general and he makes it in thrilling fashion.

    I liked G.V. Anderson's previous story for F & SF. I really liked 'Down Where Sound Comes Blunt' in this issue. I would like to see more from this author as well.

    All of the stories were good except for....

    Marc Laidlaw's 'A Swim and a Crawl'. I was right there with the author until the 'ending'. Sorry, it ruined it for me. I'm sure others will rate this story higher.

    Overall an excellent issue!

    Posted 7 months ago #
  16. C.C. Finlay
    Charles Coleman Finlay

    digdug, I believe that was Ted Rabinowitz's first pro story sale (if I understand correctly, he had previously self-published a novel). That was one of those stories that just jumped out of the submission queue as soon as we read it.

    Posted 7 months ago #
  17. Gordon Van Gelder
    Editor/Publisher


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