1. Rwanda by Robert Reed - A shorter story where what appears to be true is not, and has been caused by a hard decision.
2. Companion to Owls by Chris Roberson - an odd very future story of the variety of "simple always wins out."
Sheila introduces SF Sudoku in this issue and I'm a little irked that she would call it Sudoku. It's done with letters, you know which letters ahead of time, and the phrase has blanks below the puzzle. You don't have to fill the grid at all, just anagram the provided letters.