FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY YEAR
March/April 2017 is our official fortieth anniversary! The exciting cover story is by Asimov’s Readers’ Award-winner Suzanne Palmer. In her tense new tale, a human-created artificial intelligence—left grieving and lonely on a distant planet—may annihilate an alien lifeform over a terrible misunderstanding. Don’t miss “Number Thirty-Nine Skink”!
ALSO IN MARCH/APRIL
Alan Smale flies us to another universe for an alternate view of “Kitty Hawk”; Ian MacLeod reveals the brutal “Wisdom of the Group”; We’ve come to expect that Damien Broderick will play with a myriad of motifs in his tales and certainly delivers in “Tao Zero”; Terry Bisson offers a wry explanation for why “We Regret the Error”; We find some twisted love in Rich Larson’s “Cupido”; while Will McIntosh provides us with another story of love gone wrong in “Soulmates.com”; “A Singular Event in the Fourth Dimension” is a charming Asimov’s debut for new writer Andrea M. Pawley; Sarah Pinsker will break your heart with “The Ones Who Know Where They Are Going”; Ian Creasey lets us know that it will only get worse “After the Atrocity”; with “The Invasion of the Saucer-Men” Dale Bailey treats us to another of his works inspired by fifties SF movie titles; Gregory Norman Bossert lets us know who’s a “Goner”; and we’ll learn why “Three Can Keep a Secret” from a mysterious con artist in Bill Johnson & Gregory Frost’s new novelette.
OUR EXCITING FEATURES
Robert Silverberg’s Reflections column celebrates “Forty Years!”; “Screen Dreams,” James Patrick Kelly’s new On the Net column, looks at the film version of various SF tales while his Guest Editorial describes how much “Things Change” in forty years; Peter Heck’s On Books reviews works by Connie Willis, Jim Butcher, Bruce Sterling, and others; plus we’ll have an array of poetry and other features you’re sure to enjoy. Look for our super-stuffed March/April issue on sale at newsstands on February 21, 2017. Or subscribe to Asimov’s in print or in a wide variety of digital formats.