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Asimov's October/November 2009
Sheila admits she likes Trek, I skipped Silverberg's continued Worldbuilding, James Patrick Kelly has his Net article on telescopes, and Mary Robinette Kowal has an essay on how likely SF science is, with answers drawn from an interview with Dr. Michio Kaku.
The poetry in this issue is heavily Halloween-oriented and the only one I liked was Elissa Malcohn's "Derivative Works."
A number of the stories in the issue used elements of stories from older authors. Little bits of homage is fine with me, but these were all a bit heavy.
The stories I liked:
"Blood Dauber" by Ted Kosmatka and Michael Poore -- an unknown insect changes the life of the zookeeper.
"Where the Time Goes" by Heather Lindsley -- a novel time travel story where the untrained wins.
"Before My Last Breath" by Robert Reed -- a coal mine geologist finds an alien fossil.
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