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Sept-Oct 2019 issue

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  • Started 4 months ago by Gordon Van Gelder
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  1. Gordon Van Gelder
    Editor/Publisher

    THE MAGAZINE OF
    FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION
    September/October • 70th Year of Publication

    NOVELETS

    THE WHITE CAT’S DIVORCE -6- Kelly Link
    AMERICAN GOLD MINE -30- Paolo Bacigalupi
    KABUL -98- Michael Moorcock
    ERASE, ERASE, ERASE -175- Elizabeth Bear

    SHORT STORIES

    LITTLE INN ON THE JIANGHU -56 -Y. M. Pang
    UNDER THE HILL -138 -Maureen McHugh
    MADNESS AFOOT -151 -Amanda Hollander
    THE LIGHT ON ELDORETH -156- Nick Wolven
    BOOKSAVR -216- Ken Liu
    THE WRONG BADGER -223- Esther Friesner
    GHOST SHIPS -243- Michael Swanwick
    HOMECOMING -250- Gardner Dozois

    POEMS

    LAST HUMAN IN THE OLYMPICS -73- Mary Soon Lee
    HALSTEAD IV -214- Jeff Crandall

    DEPARTMENTS

    THREE SCORE AND TEN -74- Robert Silverberg
    BOOKS TO LOOK FOR -84- Charles de Lint
    BOOKS -93- James Sallis
    FILMS: LOVE DEATH + SOME REGRESSION -201- Karin Lowachee
    SCIENCE: NET UP OR NET DOWN? -204- Jerry Oltion
    PLUMAGE FROM PEGASUS -209- Paul Di Filippo
    COMING ATTRACTIONS -256-
    CURIOSITIES -258- THOMAS KAUFSEK

    Cartoons: Mark Heath (137), Danny Shanahan (249).

    COVER BY DAVID A. HARDY

    Posted 4 months ago #
  2. C.C. Finlay
    Charles Coleman Finlay

  3. Dr. Caligari
    Member

    The new issue is not on my Kindle yet. Is the problem on my end, or has the electronic version not been released yet?

    Posted 3 months ago #
  4. SHamm
    Member

    My copy dropped on the night of 8/24, but oddly enough, it showed up only on my phone. I had to go to the Amazon content-management page to get the file downloaded onto my Kindle (where it should have been delivered automatically).

    Posted 3 months ago #
  5. C.C. Finlay
    Charles Coleman Finlay

    Dr. Caligari, I only have the electronic subscription to my phone (no separate Kindle) and it has already showed up there. So it sounds like there may be a problem.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  6. Dr. Caligari
    Member

    Problem was on my end; I called Amazon and got it resolved. Thanks.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  7. at78rpm
    Member

    This is the first time I've gotten the Kindle version before the print (which I still have not received.) Great issue, though.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  8. C.C. Finlay
    Charles Coleman Finlay

    Sam Tomaino covers this issue for SFRevu.

    http://www.sfrevu.com/php/Review-id.php?id=18744

    Posted 3 months ago #
  9. Gordon Van Gelder
    Editor/Publisher

    Subscriber copies are finally starting to reach people on the East Coast---we've heard from a few subscribers in Connecticut who received their copies this week, and the first of our checking copies arrived today (9/6) in New Jersey.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  10. at78rpm
    Member

    I got it -- in the good old Kraft envelope. I'm so happy it's available this way. Great issue, too.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  11. JohnWThiel
    Member

    Received it. The titles don't capture my interest, but I'll get to it.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  12. C.C. Finlay
    Charles Coleman Finlay

    Subscriber copy arrived in Central Arizona on Wednesday, Sept. 11.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  13. alnico357
    Member

    Received a few days ago in Arkansas.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  14. oblomov
    Member

    Stoked to see Moorcock making an appearance -- when was the last time he turned up in F&SF? I wasn't sure how regularly he was still writing. Wikipedia has, however, pointed me to the fact that he recently did a collab with a space rock band called Spirits Burning, full album based on An Alien Heat. I saw there's a Rudy Rucker story coming next month over in Asimov's as well. My kind of stuff. Could be an unusually short story-heavy fall for me. I've been reading Gibbon for some time now, and it is the opposite of a short story.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  15. JohnWThiel
    Member

    Dan Hatch, too, should be included in the list of writers doing that kind of thing.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  16. JohnWThiel
    Member

    I have gotten to the story by Gardner Dozois, which is the first story I have ever read by him, though I picked up one of his anthologies one time. Gardner and I had a roaring good friendship lined up for us in our destinies, but unfortunately we never met, so none of that could be fulfilled. The story was highly readable, one of those stories that one doesn't stop reading until one has finished reading it, and so there was no waiting for the surprise at the end, about which I would still ask, was the man, then, one of those tree-spirits who are found in myth, a dryad? It was not an optimistic tale; it reminded me of Hemingway's "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place". Both stories have given me pause for thought.

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

    Subscription copies seem to be making their way across the country very slowly. We've heard from subscribers in the Midwest who got their copies in the last four days, but still no reports of anyone west of the Rockies receiving their issues.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  18. C.C. Finlay
    Charles Coleman Finlay

    It's only one data point, but Phoenix is west of the Rockies and our subscriber checking copy showed up about 12 days ago. So unless it went out with a different batch of mail, at least some are showing up.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  19. digdug
    Member

    FYI,

    I got the last issue very early... July 10 or 11 or something like that.

    Still haven't received this issue yet. I'm in Nova Scotia, Canada.

    Doug

    Posted 2 months ago #
  20. SHamm
    Member

    Nuthin' so far in SF, CA, and I for one am starting to get the shakes.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  21. CWJ
    Member

    I got mine in Southern CA a couple of weeks ago.

    But the previous issue never showed up. I just thought it was late, late, late (or that I had forgotten to renew my subscription, which is the kind of thing I sometimes forget), until I got this one.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  22. JohnWThiel
    Member

    You should post a notification in your disty that there are sometimes problems, and ask readers to report any that they have in receiving their copies. Then you'll know what the silent majority of readership is experiencing, and if they don't respond, at least they'll have been told the situation.

    Of course, that's difficult without a mailing envelope, but you could clip or paste one in, or comment about it in a short notification in the magazine, if you haven't done this already.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  23. digdug
    Member

    My copy arrived today in Nova Scotia. Sep 26.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  24. digdug
    Member

    My copy arrived today in Nova Scotia. Sep 26.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  25. CWJ
    Member

    Hey! My missing issue "magically" showed up! I guess a subscription fairy was paying attention. It's not a Fantasy to believe in excellent customer service! Thanks, F&SF!

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

  27. digdug
    Member

    Just finished reading this issue.

    L. Ron Hubbard wrote quite a few stories that weren't very good but 'Final Blackout' was a very impressive novel that appeared in the early 1940's in Astounding. Michael Moorcock's 'Kabul' mines the same powerful vein and does it well.

    Overall a good issue.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  28. JohnWThiel
    Member

    I don't think Hubbard cared whether a story he was writing was good or not. It's just not an aspect of the process that he paid attention to. He had something he wanted to do when writing, and the form wasn't a very great consideration.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  29. Dr. Caligari
    Member

    An excellent issue, well-deserving of being the 70th anniversary issue. My favorites were the Bacigalupi, Bear and Moorcock, but really there wasn't a bod story in the whole thing. Well done!

    Posted 1 month ago #
  30. Gordon Van Gelder
    Editor/Publisher

    A 93-year-old magazine reviews a 70-year-old on its anniversary:

    https://www.amazingstories.com/2019/10/fsf-70th-anniversary-issue-sept-oct-2019/

    Posted 1 month ago #

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