Asimov’s blasts into January/February 2019 with Alexander Jablokov’s revelations re “How Sere Looked for a Pair of Boots.” This novella discloses more about the complex interactions of aliens living in Tempest and the motivations of our indomitable heroine. In Robert Reed’s latest novella, a mysterious organization of “The Esteemed” takes on a dangerous and powerful time traveler. Thrilling suspense flourishes in each of these enthralling tales.
ALSO IN JANUARY/FEBRUARY
Suzanne Palmer’s star farer discovers a horrendous crime while “Taking Icarus Home”; a time traveler realizes what makes “All the Difference” in a new tale by Leah Cypess; Jay O’Connell freaks us out with “The Gorgon”; and a mother attempts to save her son from his art in Sean Monaghan’s “Ventiforms.” When the Company returns to an abandoned colony world, Peter Wood unearths why desperation calls for “Salting the Mine”; Lavie Tidhar reveals that there is sorrow and hope in “Neom”; in the rising seas of the heartland, William F. Wu shows us what’s “Written in Mud”; and in her new short story, Sandra McDonald muses on the Barbadian pledge to be a “Credit to My Nation.”
OUR EXCITING FEATURES
Robert Silverberg’s Reflections strolls through Zoë Lescaze’s Paleoart “Looking Backward” at Megalosauri and Iguanodons while James Patrick Kelly’s On the Net laments the loss of a “Cosmologist, Space Traveler, Hero.” Don’t miss Paul Di Filippo’s On Books, our poetry, or our Index of 2018 works, and be sure to vote in our annual Readers Award Poll. Look for our January/February 2019 issue on sale at newsstands on December 18, 2018. Or subscribe to Asimov’s in print or in a wide variety of digital formats.