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The May/June 2018 Asimov’s is another double issue packed with blockbuster novellas. David Gerrold and Ctein give us the thrilling tale of “Bubble and Squeak.” Two men must defy the odds if they have a hope of surviving the deluge once a massive tsunami hits Los Angeles. The characters are compelling, and the action is relentless in this unforgettable tale. Not to be outdone, Rick Wilber and Alan Smale combine their amazing talents to bring us “The Wandering Warriors.” This exhilarating novella tells the dire story of a hapless barnstorming baseball team suddenly transported to ancient Rome. It will be hard to put down these suspenseful tales before you reach their gripping conclusions. The tension (and dynamic writing teams) continues with Sandra McDonald and Stephen D. Covey’s story of time travel, climate change, and the heart breaking desire to get “Time Enough to Say Goodbye.” The rest of the issue is packed with individualists: bestselling author Jane Lindskold’s first tale for Asimov’s reveals the chaos wreaked by “Unexpected Flowers”; Cadwell Turnbull’s bittersweet story shows what happens when “The Rains Come Back”; in Sue Burke’s new tale, life on Earth can be as terrifying as “Life from the Sky”; Peter Wood takes us on quite a ride in “Riverboats, Robots, and Ransom in the Regular Way”; Nancy Kress scrutinizes “The Cost of Doing Business”; Paul Park investigates what goes into “Creative Nonfiction”; and Marc Laidlaw drolly tops the issue off with “A Mammoth, So-Called.” Robert Silverberg’s Reflections captivatingly compares “Circe and Doctor Moreau”; James Patrick Kelly’s On the Net examines “The Art of Algorithms”; guest editorialist Jay Cole invites us to spend “A Semester with Isaac Asimov”; Norman Spinrad’s On Books considers “Alternate Alternate Histories”; plus we’ll have an array of poetry and other features you’re sure to enjoy.

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