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March/April Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction now on Sale

Sunday, March 16th, 2014 | Posted by John ONeill

F&SF March April 2014-smallI’m so far behind reading Fantasy & Science Fiction. Seriously. I need to take a long vacation just so I can catch up.

Now, I know reading F&SF is ultimately a time-saver. When I did have time to keep up, it always pointed me towards the hottest new fantasy writers on the market. Believe me, considering all the bad fantasy novels I’ve read (or tried to read) in the last few years, if I’d just spent half that time reading F&SF, I would have known which writers to try instead.

Well, I suppose I’ll have a nice stack of magazines to read when I’m retired.

Jamie Lackey at Tangent Online is more disciplined than I am… not only has she read the latest issue, she had time to write a lengthy review. Here’s her thoughts on Sarah Pinsker’s contribution:

“A Stretch of Highway Two Lanes Wide” by Sarah Pinsker opens when Andy wakes after a farming accident to find that his arm has been replaced by a prosthetic. As he works at getting used to his new appendage, he realizes that the arm thinks that it’s a stretch of road in Colorado. It’s a unique concept, and the prose is beautiful. As Andy deals with his new arm’s sense of self, he also gains more understanding and acceptance of his own place in the world.

This issue contains stories by Gordon Eklund, Ron Goulart, Albert E. Cowdrey, Ted White, and many others.

Here’s the complete Table of Contents.

NOVELLA

  • “The Lightness of the Movement” – Pat MacEwen

NOVELETS

  • “Apprentice – Jon DeCles
  • “Draft 31 – Michael Libling

SHORT STORIES

  • “Collar” – Leo Vladimirsky
  • “A Struggle Between Rivals Ends Surprisingly” – Oliver Buckram
  • “Hark, the Wicked Witches Sing” – Ron Goulart
  • “A Stretch of Highway Two Lanes Wide” – Sarah Pinsker
  • “Byzantine History 101” – Albert E. Cowdrey
  • “Albion Upon the Rock” – Daniel Marcus
  • “The Uncertain Past” – Ted White
  • “Butterscotch” – D.M. Armstrong
  • “I Said I Was Sorry Didn’t I” – Gordon Eklund
  • “Our Vegetable Love” – Rob Chilson

Departments this issue include book reviews by Charles de Lint and Michelle West, film reviews from Kathi Maio, Coming Attractions, and a Curiosities entry by David Langford. The cover is by Kent Bash for “The Lightness Of The Movement.”

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction is edited by Gordon van Gelder. The cover price is $7.99 for a thick 258 pages. Check out the complete TOC and additional free content at the F&SF website.

We last covered F&SF here with the January/February issue.

4 Comments »

  1. John, are you familiar with The Coode Street Podcast with Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe (both write for Locus Magazine). I enjoy it quite a bit. But at least one helpful thing concerning this podcast is that it’s sort of at the center of “what’s happening” and “who’s who” in SF&F. It can also be a little uppity at times, but it gives you a good sense who are the hot new and continuing hot writers in the field.

    Comment by James McGlothlin - March 17, 2014 4:15 pm

  2. Hey James,

    I’m certainly aware of it — it gets mentioned frequently — but I admit I haven’t listened to it. I know; I suck.

    I should download them so I can listen when I’m commuting to work in the morning. I have a 90-minute drive (both ways), so I’m certain I could catch up!

    Comment by John ONeill - March 17, 2014 4:22 pm

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