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Jan-Feb 2020 issue

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  • Started 1 month ago by Gordon Van Gelder
  • Latest reply from Winks

  1. Gordon Van Gelder
    Editor/Publisher

    THE MAGAZINE OF
    FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION
    January/February • 71st Year of Publication

    NOVELLAS
    CHISEL AND CHIME -102 -Alex Irvine

    NOVELETS
    SAVE, SALVE, SHELTER -5- Essa Hansen
    AIR OF THE OVERWORLD -28- Matthew Hughes
    BANSHEE -59- Michael Cassutt
    FALLING ANGEL -151- Albert E. Cowdrey

    SHORT STORIES
    ELSINORE REVOLUTION -148- Elaine Vilar Madruga
    THE KEY TO COMPOSING HUMAN SKIN -174- Julianna Baggott
    INTERLUDE IN ARCADIA -192- Corey Flintoff
    THREE GOWNS FOR CLARA -211- Auston Habershaw
    THE NAMELESS -229- Melissa Marr
    THE LEADER PRINCIPLE -243- Rahul Kanakia

    DEPARTMENTS
    BOOKS TO LOOK FOR -85- Charles de Lint
    RECOMMENDED READING -94- C. C. Finlay
    FILMS: AD ASTRA PER CORDE -200- Karin Lowachee
    SCIENCE: WHERE’S MY FLYING CAR? -205- Jerry Oltion
    COMING ATTRACTIONS -256-
    CURIOSITIES -258- Rich Horton

    Cartoons: Bill Long (27), Nick Downes (101), Arthur Masear (147, 204), Kendra Allenby (210).

    COVER BY MAX BERTOLINI FOR “CHISEL AND CHIME”

    Posted 1 month ago #
  2. JohnWThiel
    Member

    A person has to work with that novella's title to get anything out of it. I suppose that's what the author has in mind.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  3. eduskunta
    Member

    Got my issue in Oklahoma City today, Dec. 19. Wow. Unfortunately, I am a year behind reading my magazines. Some day I will catch up. Thanks for getting issues out early.

    Posted 4 weeks ago #
  4. C.C. Finlay
    Charles Coleman Finlay

    eduskunta, If you don't have time to read the whole issue right away, you might enjoy reading just one story. If you want something light, quick, and fun, I'd recommend the always entertaining Matthew Hughes. And if you want something else -- thought-provoking, unsettling, elegant, or whatever it may be -- just say so, and I'll be happy to recommend just one of the stories to you.

    Posted 4 weeks ago #
  5. Dr. Caligari
    Member

    The new issue arrived on my Kindle last night. Thanks for the Christmas present!

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  6. JohnWThiel
    Member

    Got my issue today. The mail service was nice enough to tear off about half the front cover lengthways, which is a wider tear than they did on the back cover of the issue just before. I say it was nice of them because I have figured that what the tear indicates is the ripoff subscribers get in the price of the magazine, and that is some distributer's way of indicating it, but as I continue to think of it, is this token a friendly one? Looking at what I see of the cover, the lady appears to be brandishing a chisel, appropriate since that is what the title indicates, but on a closer look it seems more like a Derringer automatic which lacks the automatic feature, which is more appropriate still since it is an actual weapon. The issue looks like a good one.

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  7. C.C. Finlay
    Charles Coleman Finlay

    The early reactions to the Jan/Feb issue on twitter @fandsf have really loved "Save, Salve, Shelter" by Essa Hansen, with readers calling it "cathartic." One of the threads can be found here: https://twitter.com/MariaHaskins/status/1211387578122813440

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  8. JohnWThiel
    Member

    Oh, I see from your untorn cover that the lady has a hammer and a chisel. Mistake corrected.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  9. alnico357
    Member

    Issue arrived in AR 1/2, somewhat mangled and mailing envelope torn open. This almost never happens, I'm happy to say.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  10. C.C. Finlay
    Charles Coleman Finlay

    Sam Tomaino reviews the issue at SF Revu: http://www.sfrevu.com/php/Review-id.php?id=18885

    He praises the Hansen, Hughes, Cassutt, Irvine, and Cowdrey stories.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  11. Dr. Caligari
    Member

    An excellent issue. I especially liked the stories by Hughes, Irvine and Baggott but, really, there wasn't a single dud in the whole bunch. Kudos to all involved.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  12. C.C. Finlay
    Charles Coleman Finlay

    Robert Turner III reviews the issue for Tangent Online. He seems to have liked the Irvine and Habershaw stories most: https://www.tangentonline.com/print--bi-monthly-reviewsmenu-260/221-fantasy-a-science-fiction/4384-fantasy-a-science-fiction-januaryfebruary-2020

    Posted 5 days ago #
  13. Winks
    Member

    While I found Save, Salve, Shelter lyrical and compelling, did anyone else find themselves having to suspend belief over some of the basic logistics (carrying and feeding the animals, the final "battle" etc.)? Great read, tough premise.

    Posted 3 days ago #

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