Marilee J. Layman (mjlayman) wrote,
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Asimov's July 2009

Sheila's editorial is about how SFF books have ups and downs the same way the economy does. Silverberg adores his foreign editions and will tell us more next month. Paul Di Filippo reviews books from small and alternate presses.

I really liked two stories in this issue:

1. "Camp Nowhere" by Kit Reed -- this chilling story is about a boy who believes the wrong person. I'd like to see it get a Hugo.

2. "Shoes-To-Run" by Sara Genge -- changes in race, place, and time don't wipe out basic needs or followings.

R. Garcia y Robertson's "SinBad" is a Martian story littered with references to many other stories, but that wasn't enough for the plot.

I actually read all of the novella clipped from Stephen Baxter's Earth II (same name) and won't be reading any of the books related. This is future history dropped into something like Elizabethan times. Ick.
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