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March-April 2020 issue

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  • Started 8 months ago by Gordon Van Gelder
  • Latest reply from C.C. Finlay

  1. Gordon Van Gelder
    Editor/Publisher

    THE MAGAZINE OF
    FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION
    March/April • 71st Year of Publication

    NOVELLAS

    COME THE REVOLUTION -83- Ian Tregillis

    NOVELETS

    KIKELOMO ULTRASHEEN -8- Dare Segun Falowo
    THE LAST LEGEND -36- Matthew Hughes
    HACKSILVER -204- Elizabeth Bear
    DEATH ON THE NEFERTEM EXPRESS -228- Brian Trent

    SHORT STORIES

    THE MILLION-MILE SNIPER -31- SL Huang
    RED SWORD OF THE CELIAC -128- John Possidente
    SAY YOU’RE SORRY -134- Amman Sabet
    A SOLITARY CRANE CIRCLES COLD MOUNTAIN -151- Gregor Hartmann
    A FEAST OF BUTTERFLIES -172- Amanda Hollander
    HUNGRY IS THE EARTH -198- William Ledbetter
    THE MAN I LOVE -251- James Patrick Kelly

    DEPARTMENTS

    BOOKS TO LOOK FOR - 65- Charles de Lint
    BOOKS -75- Elizabeth Hand
    FILMS: WET SCREAMS -188- David J. Skal
    SCIENCE: NATURAL DISASTERS IN UTOPIA -193- Jerry Oltion
    COMING ATTRACTIONS -256-
    CURIOSITIES -258- Graham Andrews

    Cartoons: Arthur Masear (30. 150), Kendra Allenby (74, 127), Mark Heath (132), Nick Downes (187).

    COVER BY MONDOLITHIC STUDIOS

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

    The first review of the issue is from Kevin P. Hallett from TANGENT ONLINE:

    https://tangentonline.com/print-bi-monthly/fantasy-science-fiction-march-april-2020/

    Posted 8 months ago #
  3. JohnWThiel
    Member

    Sounds like a pretty far-out issue, by the contents page.

    Tangent gets really advanced copies. I wonder what his deal is.
    (Dave Truesdale's name is not placed very prominently in the edition. Therefore I'm re-naming him "Tangent" and what I'm saying is, "Hey, Tangent!")

    Posted 8 months ago #
  4. Dr. Caligari
    Member

    Now on my Kindle. Thanks, Gordon!

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

    Sam Tomaino at SF REVU gives the issue a good review, including a rave for Ian Tregillis's novella: http://www.sfrevu.com/php/Review-id.php?id=18960

    Posted 7 months ago #
  6. Dr. Caligari
    Member

    What a great issue! "Come the Revolution" is especially fine, and Matt Hughes is always welcome, but almost every story is a good one. Kudos to Gordon!

    Posted 7 months ago #
  7. MattHughes
    Member

    Be fair. Charlie's the editor who picks the stories.

    Posted 7 months ago #
  8. Dr. Caligari
    Member

    Sory, kudos to C.C. as well!

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

    Thanks for the kudos! But Gordon pays for the stories and keeps this whole three-ring circus performing, which also deserves them.

    Posted 7 months ago #
  10. Dr. Caligari
    Member

    Either way, it's a great issue (and a good cover, for a change).

    Posted 7 months ago #
  11. MattHughes
    Member

    Forgive the preening, but "The Last Legend" has won an insightful rave review from Rocket Stack Rank:

    http://www.rocketstackrank.com/2020/03/The-Last-Legend-Matthew-Hughes.html?fbclid=IwAR07j-5yMaGBEaHXotqL0NKgSzvrkBMiNYi_oUEvxyg6U0UbALmAdW9m72A

    Posted 7 months ago #
  12. alnico357
    Member

    There has not been that many times over the last 51 years that I have bought books mentioned in F&SF, but after reading "Come the Revolution" I ordered "The Alchemy Wars" trilogy.

    Of course I've also obtained a lot of Matt Hughes books!

    Posted 6 months ago #
  13. C.C. Finlay
    Charles Coleman Finlay

    Steve Fahnestalk reviews this issue for Amazing Stories.

    https://amazingstories.com/2020/04/timely-review-fsf-march-april-2020/

    alnico357 -- that's great to hear! I came at it from the other direction: I had read the books and asked Ian if he had anything short written in that world that he could send us. I'm so glad readers are enjoying that novella.

    Posted 6 months ago #
  14. digdug
    Member

    Just finished reading this issue

    Elizabeth Bear takes top honours for me. 'Hacksilver' was a delight. Would like to see more of this character.

    No bad stories anywhere.

    Overall a good issue

    Posted 6 months ago #
  15. MattHughes
    Member

  16. JohnWThiel
    Member

    Y'know, this forum seems a little slow to me. I've decided that it must be in a different time sector, one where things are moving more slowly than they are here. The magazine does have a statelier pace than the Dells did.

    Anyway, I have finally received the March-April issue, mailed in a special manila envelope protected by scotch tape. Mailing label reads Hoboken, Brian Jackson didn't send it. Covers not torn thish. Self-publishing advert within, Morris must know where to look. It's got a good cover when held in hand. I see it's "Walkabout" from Monolithic Studios. No stories are named that, so I suppose it has the title it was given. But is the artist made satisfied by that titling being used? No clue as to who he is. "The Million-Mile Sniper". That's coming out of a tree rugged. Or a rooftop to be feared. Haven't read it or any of the stories yet, but wanted to say I got it.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  17. JohnWThiel
    Member

    Haven't read any of the stories yet, but I did read Charles de Lint's Book Column, and was surprised to find a review of one called "Mingus Fingers", a title which would have surprised me even if it had not described a story by myself which I printed in the March 2019 issue of my fanzine Pablo Lennis. Here's the opening of my story: "Malt Kanavier was always appreciative of the works of Charles Mingus. He was just learning music himself..." In my story Mingus comes back in spirit form to visit this acolyte, and encourages him with his music, giving him a few pointers on how to play and asking him to carry his torch. De Lint quotes this from the book he's reviewing: "Meanwhile, Mingus has taken an interest in Kenny and coaches the narrator on how to start the boy off as a musician." I can't but think the author has read my story before writing that one. On the page following my story there's an article by Gary Labowitz called "My Spiritual Experience." I know Labowitz from old times in fandom. I felt you'd be interested in this as it appeared in your review column.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  18. Dr. Caligari
    Member

    John:
    I am A lawyer, but I am not YOUR lawyer, so don't take any of this as legal advice. But if the circumstances are as you describe them, I would suggest that you talk to a copyright lawyer.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  19. JohnWThiel
    Member

    I don't want to get the fellow, just want to note that this has occurred. He's somewhat welcome in popularizing Mingus as a jazz giant.

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

  21. C.C. Finlay
    Charles Coleman Finlay


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