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Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine November/December 2018

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We’ve stuffed our November/December 2018 issue with R. Garcia y Robertson’s giant novella about “The Girl with the Curl.” Plucky Amanda James, commander of the Space Viking battle cruiser Valkyrie, continues to fight off space slavers as she attempts to secure freedom for the Jupiter System.

Nick Woven also visits the Jovan System to immerse us in the terrifying realm of th
Perfectbound, Vol. 42 Nos. 11 &12, Whole Numbers 514 & 515, 208 pages
Published November 1st 2018 by Dell Magazines
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Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
“Joyride”, The new Diving/Fleet novella from Kristine Kathryn Rusch diverges from the main storyline to tell the story of Fleet cadet Nadim Crowe, who goads his rival classmate Tessa into joining him in a bit of extracurricular malfeasance. Crowe and Tessa scheme to “borrow” obsolete shuttles and race them to the Scrapheap, a floating junkyard for old Fleet ships. Crowe has the superior plan to win the race, until Tessa activates her shuttle’s anacapa drive. Regular readers of Rusch’s Diving nov ...more
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, short-fiction, sf-f
'Girl with a Curl' R. Garcia y Robertson ***
Nov 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Lena by: Spells, Space & Screams
Stormdiver by Nick Wolven ★★★★★
“There’s something down there, Brother...Something hiding under that storm.”

Old school adventure SciFi!

A brother sister team of space explorers dives deep into the Jovian atmosphere to find out what has been destroying their probes.

I haven’t enjoyed a theory like this since Arthur C. Clarke postulated in 2061: Odyssey Three that the heart of Jupiter was a diamond.

Joyride by Kristine Katherine Rusch ★★★★★
“Run. Because this was an unmitigated disaster.
Run. Becaus
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As usual this is a good mix of stories. I purchased it because Kristine Kathryn Rusch has a story set in the diving universe. It a side story that is not set anywhere near the main story line. It is an interesting look at how cadets were trained for life in the Fleet. There is also a story by Linda Nagata another author I follow. I also enjoyed Pregnancy as a Location in Space-Time. This is not something I read cover to cover immediately so I will read others later. I have found that I enjoy hav ...more
Nov 08, 2018 rated it liked it
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My least favorite issue of the year. I did not care for any of the four novelettes. I slogged through them all, but none of them engaged me. I did like both novellas and all the short stories. It's always great to read anything by Linda Nagata and Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and the two-page short short by William Ledbetter was excellent. It was also good to revisit the precocious heroines in R. Garcia y Robertson's series.
Antonio Ippolito
L’ultimo numero di Asimov’s del 2018 è forse il meno entusiasmante dell’anno.
Joyride, di K.K.Rusch, è senz’altro il gioiello di questo numero. Su una nave scuola della Flotta, l’allievo Crowe, carismatico genio informatico, organizza una bravata notturna (da cui il titolo): in competizione con un’altra squadra guidata dall’altrettanto geniale e ancor più spericolata Tessa, sottrarranno due navicelle esploratrici per andare a vedere da vicino una Discarica (Scrapheap), uno dei molti cimiteri inte
Dec 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I've gotten bored with the whole post-apocalyptic, dystopian thing of late, so I'm happy to report most of the stories in this issue are optimistic. They're also hard sci-fi for the most part. There was also a lot of diversity in terms of the nationality of the characters. Aliens, when they exist, are usually off screen, which serves to make them more mysterious and awe inspiring.

"Water and Diamond" by Derek Künsken takes place in a post-scarcity world in which most people just play video games
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Sheila Williams is the editor of Asimov's Science Fiction magazine. She is also the recipient of the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Editor, Short Form.

Sheila grew up in a family of five in western Massachusetts. Her mother had a master's degree in microbiology. Ms. Williams’ inte