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JULY/AUGUST 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:
The Goose
Rick Wilber

Work Minus Eighty
Will McIntosh

POETRY:
Going Up to Hanford
Ursula Whitcher

EDITORIAL:
The 2022 Dell Magazines Awards
Sheila Williams

REFLECTIONS:
Looking Backward
Robert Silverberg 

 

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We’ll feature Part I of Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s excellent new short novel, The Court Martial of the Renegat Renegades in Asimov’s September/October 2022 issue. This spellbinding SF/mystery considers . . .

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Our July/August 2022 issue features Rick Wilber’s blockbuster alternate-history novella about “The Goose.” This story includes Nazi spies enmeshed in the movie industry, Hollywood personalities, high school sophomore and brilliant shortstop Billie the Kid, and even the Spruce Goose.

Revolution seems to be coming for Will McIntosh’s frozen Bridesicles in “Work Minus Eighty”; Jack McDevitt treats us to some “Cosmic Harmony”; Octavia Cade takes us to the beach to investigate “Pollen and Salt”; Jonathan Sherwood spins a complex tale of “Retrocausality”; in K.A. Teryna’s “Tin Pilot,” augmented veterans are hunted by their government; a desperate rescue mission on a distant planet rivets from beginning to end in Michèle Laframboise’s “Screaming Fire”. . .

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AN INSIDE LOOK

The Goose

by Rick Wilber

CHAPTER ONE
APRIL 23, 2041
WATCHERS

Eddie Bennett wasn’t Eddie Bennett in this timeline but, instead, a professor named Elizabeth Stern, who was getting in a brisk dawn walk for some much-needed exercise before teaching her graduate seminar, “Applications for Personal Finance,” at Niagara University. The campus was north of Buffalo and Niagara Falls. A private university with a few thousand undergrads and half again as many grad students, NU was perfect cover for someone smart enough to hold a doctorate and publish some papers and get her tenure even as she lived the double life the real job required of her. READ MORE

 

Work Minus Eighty

by Will McIntosh

The frosted glass plate was semi-opaque, meant to create a sense of mystery for the client as he set eyes on his potential bride for the first time. As the plate slid down, revealing Helen Carson’s stiff blue-white skin, her frosted eyelashes, my training immediately kicked, even though it was a face I knew well. A bit too round (clients preferred classic beauties to cherubic cuties), eyes on the small side. The red hair and freckles weren’t necessarily a flaw, but they shifted her into a fetish category—either clients specifically wanted a ginger, or they didn’t. READ MORE

 






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