Issue Description:Two huge novellas are crammed into our April/May 2014 double anniversary issue. Each in His Prison, Thinking of the Key” is William Preston’s exciting new story about an “Old Man” who’s bigger than life and a young man who must learn to cope with his own devastating talents. Robert Reed’s gigantic alternate history novella about “The Principles” introduces us to a recent college graduate, unemployed and aimless in a repressive society, and an intense older woman who is struggling to change an oppressive regime.
A charming protagonist makes the best of her deal with the devil in Michael Swanwick’s “Of Finest Scarlet Was Her Gown”; new author Fran Wilde reveals that conditions on a prison planet will sting “Like a Wasp to the Tongue”; “Someday” making babies will be a lot different according to veteran Asimov’s author James Patrick
Kelly; but soldiers aren’t going to find homecoming any easier according to Matthew Johnson’s “Rules of Engagement.” New-to-Asimov’s author Joe M. McDermott spins a heartbreaking tale about a family that depends on “Dolores, Big and Strong”; K.J. Zimring’s “The Talking Cure” isn’t quite as it appears; M. Bennardo tells an unusual story of survival in “Slowly Upward, the Coelacanth”; and in Will McIntosh’s terrifying tale about an extraterrestrial invasion, a human boy has a strange encounter with an alien “Scout.”
Robert Silverberg’s Reflections column sings the praises of “Borges, Leinster, Google”; Paul DiFilippo’s On Books column opens with a depiction of the life and Alluring Art of Margaret Brundage—the fabulous illustrator whose work once emblemized Weird Tale’s; plus we’ll have an array of poetry and other features you’re sure to enjoy.
Magazine Description:Asimov's Science Fiction magazine has published outstanding short, fantasy and science fiction stories by leading authors for over 30 years. We continue to showcase stories that are innovative, entertaining, and have won numerous Hugos and Nebula Awards. In addition to fiction, readers stay informed about SF and fantasy through a monthly editorial column, an internet column, insightful book reviews, and thought-provoking articles about science and science fiction.
Asimov's is home to many bestselling authors, including Connie Willis, Robert Silverberg, Mike Resnick, Kristine Katherine Rusch, and Stephen Baxter.
Asimov's Science Fiction features 12 issues (8 single issues and 2 double issues).
Name: Asimov's Science FictionCategory:FictionIssue(s) Available: 25Language: English