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MAY/JUNE 2022

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:
Silverado
R. Garcia y Robertson

Destiny Delayed
Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki

POETRY:
Epilogue of the Chosen One
Michael Meyerhofer

EDITORIAL:
Teaching the Metatext
Fran Wilde

REFLECTIONS:
The Neanderthal Cathedral
Robert Silverberg 

 

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Our May/June 2022 issue is a well-stocked barrel of novelettes and short stories. It begins with Evan Marcroft’s harrowing tale of a journey across “Coyoteland.” The issue ends with a new Robert Reed Greatship story, “The Necklace of Memory,” which explores time and retribution. Twelve other excellent tales are stuffed between these two thrilling stories.

Kristine Kathryn Rusch spins a delightful tall tale about “Rocket Girls”; Alice Towey investigates “The Lights That No One Else Can See”; R. Garcia y Robertson captivates with the tale of “Silverado”; stop by James Van Pelt’s “Waylost Café,” and unravel the mystery of “The Abacus and the Infinite Vessel” in Vikram Ramakrishnan’s first story for us.

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AN INSIDE LOOK

Silverado

by R. Garcia y Robertson

Chapter 1

“Two lawmen lying dead in Coffeyville…”
—Ballad of Little Britches

Quick and the Dead
High Noon, Coffeyville Kansas, 1881

Lisa Dalton and Little Britches sat in a half-empty Coffeyville saloon sipping sarsaparillas, looking enough alike to be twins though they were only second cousins. Small and blond, they wore white Stetsons, plaid shirts, tight jeans, red leather cowgirl boots, and a pair of single action Colts in the gunfighter’s rig, reversed holsters tied down on each hip with pistol butts facing forward so both guns could easily be drawn with either hand.  READ MORE

 

Destiny Delayed

by Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki

Mr. Mukoro was sitting at the front of his verandah at about 5:30 a.m. The faint glint of early dawn revealed the figure passing his frontage. It was Chinedu Okah, and he stopped to greet.

“Bros, how you dey? You’re up early oh.”

“No,” Mr. Mukoro replied. “I’m down late.”

“Working on your research?” READ MORE

 






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