Analog Science Fiction and Fact - July/August 2014

Publisher: Penny Publications, LLC
Category: Fiction
Language: English
Frequency : Bi-Monthly
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This month, our double issue kicks off with an extra-length “Journeyman” tale that follows immediately on the heels of the one in this very issue. In “The Journeyman: Against the Green,” Teodorq and his companion Sammi find their current lifestyle under threat, but might that threat also put them one step closer to fulfilling their oath to find the star men? Then “Journeyman” author Michael F. Flynn doffs his “Science fiction writer” hat and dons one that boldly says “Statistician!” on the brim, when he brings us a larger-than-usual fact article about a subject relevant to every other fact article, “Spanking Bad Data Won’t Make Them Behave.” In the rest of the issue: someone is hunting cyber-urchins in Juliette Wade’s “Mind Locker”; Bill Johnson’s “Code Blue Love” brings new meaning to the term “interior monolog”; a journalist is pressed to solve an unusual murder mystery in “Who Killed Bonnie’s Brain?” by Dan Hatch; Paula S. Jordan lets us get up close and personal with an alien in “Voorh”; and Rajnar Vajra brings us a modern throwback to the Golden Age with “The Triple Sun.” We even manage to fit in a special feature on foreshadowing by Richard A. Lovett, as well as all our usual excellent columns, and plenty of short stories by exciting newcomers to Analog like Timons Esaias’s “Sadness”; James K. Isaac’s “Valued Employee”; R. Garrett Wilson’s “Journeyer”; Eric Choi’s “Crimson Sky”; Andrew Reid’s “The Half-Toe Bar”; and Alvaro Zinos-Amaro’s “Hot and Cold.” See you next time!

Published since 1930, Analog Science Fiction and Fact is one of the most enduring and popular science fiction magazines of all time. Starting with its January/February 2017 issue, Analog Science Fiction and Fact updated its annual subscription format to feature a total of 6 issues per year, all of them 208-page double issues. The new format allows for expanded articles and more special features, as well as greater editorial flexibility overall, and comes with no increase in the annual subscription price! Analog’s editorial emphasis continues to be on realistic stories that reflect high standards of scientific accuracy and imagination, and on lively articles about current research at the frontiers of real science. A recurrent theme in both fiction and provocative opinion columns is the human impact of science and technology. Home to many bestselling authors, including Robert J. Sawyer, Michael F. Flynn, Stephen Baxter, Catherine Asaro, Harry Turtledove, Joe Haldeman, and Ben Bova, Analog has won numerous Nebula, Hugo, and other awards cementing its position as a leading SF periodical. Analog Science Fiction and Fact features 6 double issues each year.


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