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Nov-Dec 2018 issue

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  • Started 1 year ago by Gordon Van Gelder
  • Latest reply from C.C. Finlay

  1. Gordon Van Gelder
    Editor/Publisher

    THE MAGAZINE OF
    FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION
    November/December • 70th Year of Publication

    NOVELETS

    THE LADY OF BUTTERFLIES -17- Y. M. Pang
    THE ICONOCLASMA -73- Hanuš Seiner
    EVERY COLOR OF INVISIBLE -105- Robert Reed
    THIS CONSTANT NARROWING -145- Geoff Ryman

    SHORT STORIES

    THANKSGIVING -7- Jeffrey Ford
    EXTREME -42- Sean McMullen
    OVERWINTERING HABITS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN MERMAID -104- Abra Staffin-Wiebe
    OTHER PEOPLE’S DREAMS -173- Nina Kiriki Hoffman
    THE BARON AND HIS FLOATING DAUGHTER -204- Nick DiChario
    WHEN WE FLEW TOGETHER THROUGH THE ICE -219- J. R. Dawson
    THE ISLAND AND ITS BOY -236- Bo Balder

    POEMS

    ESCAPING THE OGRE -143- Ruth Berman

    DEPARTMENTS

    BOOKS TO LOOK FOR -56- Charles de Lint
    BOOKS -66- James Sallis
    SCIENCE: SPACE DRIVES -190- Jerry Oltion
    FILMS: STRANGE INVADERS -196- David J. Skal
    COMPETITION #96 -202-
    COMING ATTRACTIONS -254-
    CURIOSITIES -256- David Langford
    INDEX TO VOLUMES 134 & 135 -257-

    Cartoons: Nick Downes (103, 144), Danny Shanahan (235).

    COVER BY ALAN M. CLARK FOR “THE ICONOCLASM”

    Posted 1 year ago #
  2. Gordon Van Gelder
    Editor/Publisher

  3. Dr. Caligari
    Member

    The new issue showed up on my Kindle this week. Thanks, Gordon & C.C.!

    Posted 11 months ago #
  4. Gordon Van Gelder
    Editor/Publisher

    Sam Tomaino reviews the issue for SF REVU: http://www.sfrevu.com/php/Review-id.php?id=18227

    Posted 11 months ago #
  5. J-Sun
    Member

    My take: F&SF, November/December 2018. Long review, short: “The Lady of Butterflies” was "the best story in the issue and likely one of the best of the year." “Thanksgiving” and “The Baron and His Floating Daughter” were also noted.

    Posted 10 months ago #
  6. Mark Pontin
    Member

    @ J-Sun -

    Having followed your site for a while, I'm impressed by how you've undertaken, as it were, to drink from the firehose of all the F&SFnal short fiction flooding out there.

    I commend you on your indefatigability.'Whom the gods don't destroy, they first make mad' might apply to a lesser soul.

    I remember that Lois Tilton got pretty cranky towards the end of her tenure of doing for Locus what you're doing now. But you seem to keep essentially level-headed about it.

    Tilton was getting paid, too. Though I'm sure it wasn't enough to make it even marginally worthwhile as a commercial endeavor. And when she gave it up was when Locus screwed with her copy, which isn't a problem you have to worry about.

    Anyway, keep up the good work.

    Posted 10 months ago #
  7. J-Sun
    Member

    Thanks for the kind words, Mark! "Firehose" is right and there must be some madness involved. ;) I really have stretched to the limit and will dial it back in 2019 - I hope to read just about as much as usual but will only fully review the magazines that the most people seem the most interested in (including F&SF and Anamov's Asilog, of course) and just hit the highlights for the rest.

    (That firehose really is staggering. My coverage has already reached about 4.3 million words of 2018 professional magazine short fiction in over 800 stories and I don't quite cover all of it, not to mention all the original anthologies, novellas published as books, stories original to collections, and the stories in the dozens of non-prozines and whatever else is out there. I'm not sure how much there was in the magazine boom of the 50s but, in terms of quantity, this has to rival or exceed it.)

    Posted 10 months ago #
  8. C.C. Finlay
    Charles Coleman Finlay

    John Loyd reviews the Nov/Dec F&SF. He rates the story by Pang as excellent, and along with Hoffman and Balder, as the best in the issue, closely followed by DiChario, McMullen, and Dawson.

    https://sfbookreview.blogspot.com/2018/12/novemberdecember-2018-fantasy-science.html

    Posted 10 months ago #
  9. C.C. Finlay
    Charles Coleman Finlay

    Steve Fahnestalk reviews the Nov/Dec F&SF for Amazing Stories and calls it a strong issue.

    https://amazingstories.com/2018/12/end-of-year-review-fsf-for-nov-dec-2018/

    Posted 10 months ago #
  10. C.C. Finlay
    Charles Coleman Finlay

    The Rack blog reviews this issue and says that "2018’s last issue of F&SF may also be its best." It recommends the stories by Pang and DiChario and notes several others as interesting.

    https://1000yearplan.com/2018/12/19/the-rack-zine-reviews-for-the-week-of-december-15-2018/

    Posted 10 months ago #
  11. digdug
    Member

    Just finished reading this issue.

    Bo Balder takes top honours for me. A young man breaks away from tradition and takes a great risk.

    I likes most of the other stories as well.

    I could not enjoy Hanus Seiner's novelet. I just could not suspend my disbelief enough to take the story seriously.

    Overall a good issue.

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

    Patrick Mahon reviews the issue for SF Crowsnest: http://www.sfcrowsnest.info/the-magazine-of-fantasy-science-fiction-nov-dec-2018-volume-135-740-magazine-review/

    He particularly liked the story by Pang, and also work by Ford, McMullen, Seiner, Staffin-Wiebe, Hoffman and Dawson.

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

    Rich Horton reviews this issue for Locus Magazine, highlighting the stories by Sean McMullen, Geoff Ryman, Bo Balder, and J. R. Dawson: http://locusmag.com/2019/03/rich-horton-reviews-short-fiction-fsf-uncanny-interzone-galaxys-edge-and-bourbon-penn/

    Posted 6 months ago #

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