We have two blockbuster novellas crammed into our January/February 2024 issue! A shipboard detective investigates a dangerous mystery and a terrible murder on a starship cruise in Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s “Proof of Concept.” Earthbound detectives encounter their own treacherous mystery in Greg Egan’s story about “Death and the Gorgon.” You won’t want to miss either thrilling tale of intrigue and suspense!
ALSO IN JANUARY/FEBRUARY
Sean McMullen treats us to a very cold story that occurs “After the Winter Solstice”; Michael Cassutt reveals the tragic truth behind the “Scalar Intercepts”; in her first tale for Asimov’s, Lisa Papademetriou explains some sharp truths about parenthood and why “It Goes so Fast”; a frustrated scientist discovers why it can be necessary “To Eat Your Own Head” in a short story by new author, Nkone Chaka; although Jeffrey Ford is well known in our field, he makes his Asimov’s debut with a tale that shows the value of “The Adherence”; Zack Be presents us with a story about loneliness and an “Early Adapter”; after many year’s absence from our magazine, Rory Harper conveys the necessity for “Burning Grannies”; Ian McDonald also returns to our pages to tell us the meaning of “Augher, Clogher, Fivemiletown”; and R. Garcia y Robertson presents us with a rousing look at “Lucifer’s Lode”!
OUR EXCITING FEATURES
Robert Silverberg’s Reflections: “I Didn’t Write It” is a lively discussion about “The Eye of Argon”; James Patrick Kelly’s On the Net keeps on “Iterating”; Kelly Lagor’s Thought Experiment considers “Dehumanization, Un-Americans, and Pod People in Invasion of the Body Snatchers”; Peter Heck’s On Books reviews works by Ann Leckie, Connie Willis, Suzanne Palmer, Victor LaValle, Gardner Dozois, and others; as well as our annual Index and Readers’ Awards Ballot.