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Our June 2014 issue leads off with “Shatterdown,” Suzanne Palmer’s heart rending new novelette about planetary exploration and exploitation. While catching our breath from that shattering experience, we can ponder the mysterious “Murder in the Cathedral” that occurs in Lavie Tidhar’s intriguing alternate history of science fiction novelette. Careful pruning unearths the affect that botanic advances have on a young couple’s romantic and financial future in Ian Creasey’s “Ormonde and Chase”; the silver lining to nature’s terrible wrath can be found in new to Asimov’s author Kara Dalkey’s science fiction fairy tale about the “Philosopher Duck”; and, while that duck isn’t so bad, James Van Pelt shows us exactly why we don’t want to mess with the dangerous “Turkey Raptor”; esteemed French author Sylvain Jouty’s first story for us attempts to explore the mystifying “Finges Clearing”; David Erik Nelson’s convoluted time-travel tale reveals why this time “There Was No Sound of Thunder”; and Nancy Kress’s young mother gets the reassurance we could all use on the “Sidewalk at 12:10 P.M.” Robert Silverberg’s Reflections column describes the ins and outs of “Another Transition”; James Patrick Kelly’s On the Net proclaims “It’s an Honor Just to be Nominated”; Peter Heck’s On Books takes a look at a couple of short story collections by Asimov’s authors—Kage Baker’s posthumous publication, In the Company of Thieves, and Bruce McAllister’s latest, The Village Sang to the Sea: A Memoir of Magic; plus we’ll have an array of poetry and other features you’re sure to enjoy.

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