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August 2015

Welcome to Asimov’s Science Fiction! Discover the Who’s Who of award-winning authors, stories, editorial insights, news, reviews, events… Come tour our universe!

EXCERPTS:
A Thousand Nights Till Morning
Will McIntosh

No Placeholder for You,
My Love
Nick Wolven

POETRY:
What We Know Now . . .
Robert Frazier

EDITORIAL:
Appreciation
Sheila Williams

REFLECTIONS:
Reunite Gondwanaland
Robert Silverberg 

 

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Brenda Cooper’s lead story in our September 2015 issue looks at the lines we draw between ethics and scientific research. A deadly clash between forces making last ditch efforts to preserve life as we know it ...

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You’ll get whiplash in Will McIntosh’s novella “A Thousand Nights Till Morning,” traveling from Mars to Earth while avoiding asteroids and aliens. Meanwhile, a marauding gang discovers the true sting of “Wild Honey” in Paul McAuley’s thrilling new tale, and the inventor of time travel learns the importance of “The First Step” in Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s touching short story. Plus so much more!

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AN INSIDE LOOK

A Thousand Nights Till Morning
by Will McIntosh

Shakia slid a thick folder across the table to Aiden while the rest of the colony leadership sat hollow-eyed and silent.

“What is this?”

No one answered.

Aiden flipped the folder open, wishing he could have a shot of scotch—or what passed for scotch on Mars Colony—before he read it. He knew it must be bad, but with two plagues currently tearing through Earth’s population, killing billions, he couldn’t imagine how things could get any worse.

He took a deep breath and leaned in toward the printout.

They weren’t direct communications—they were intercepted radio communications, both civilian and military. A buzzing numbness, like a full-body shot of Novocain, settled over Aiden as he flipped through the pages. READ MORE

 

No Placeholder for You, My Love
by Nick Wolven

Claire met him at a dinner party in New Orleans, and afterward, she had to remind herself this was true. Yes, that had been it, his very first appearance. It seemed incredible there had been anything so finite as a first time.

He was seated across from her, two chairs down, a gorgeous woman on either side. As usual, the subject had turned to food.

“But I’ve been to this house a dozen times,” one of the gorgeous women was saying. “I’ve been to dinner parties, dance parties, even family parties. And every time, they serve the wrong kind of cuisine.”

She had red hair, the color of the candlelight reflected off the varnished chairs. The house was an old house, full of old things, handmade textiles and walnut chiffoniers, oil paintings of nameless Civil War colonels.

“Is that a problem?” said the young man on Claire’s left. “Why should you care?” READ MORE

 




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