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Asimov's Science Fiction, July 2015 ❂ [EPUB] ✺ Asimov's Science Fiction, July 2015 By Sheila Williams ➛ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk CONTENTSNovella Pollen from a Future Harvest by Derek K nskenNovelettes Like Native Things by Mary Robinette Kowal The Great Pan American Airship Mystery, or, Why I Murdered Robert Benchley by David G CONTENTSNovella Pollen Fiction, July PDF/EPUB ¶ from a Future Harvest by Derek K nskenNovelettes Like Native Things by Mary Robinette Kowal The Great Pan American Airship Mystery, or, Why I Murdered Robert Benchley by David Gerrold Acres of Perhaps by Will LudwigsenShort Story Petroglyph Man by Rudy RuckerPoetry The Great Lacuna by Cullen Groves Schr dinger s Cat Call by Thom Dunn The Circulatory Man by James ValvisDepartments Editorial TheDell Magazines Award by Sheila Williams Reflections Leechdoms, Wortcunning, Starcraft by Robert Silverberg Asimov's Science PDF \ On books by Paul Di Filippo SF Conventional Calendar by Erwin S Strauss Asimov s Science Fiction, July , Vol , NoWhole NoSheila Williams, editorCover art by James Steidl.


10 thoughts on “Asimov's Science Fiction, July 2015

  1. Kam Yung Soh Kam Yung Soh says:

    A better than average issue of Asimov s With an interesting tale by Mary Robinette Kowal and Will Ludwigsen and a cracker of a tale by Derek K nsken David Gerrold s tale promises much but, to me, didn t deliver the goods while Rudy Rucker delivers a so so tale compared to his previous mind bending stuff Like Native Things by Mary Robinette Kowal a fascinating story set in a time when people can inhabit the bodies of animals via neural networks A researcher who has managed the difficult A better than average issue of Asimov s With an interesting tale by Mary Robinette Kowal and Will Ludwigsen and a cracker of a tale by Derek K nsken David Gerrold s tale promises much but, to me, didn t deliver the goods while Rudy Rucker delivers a so so tale compared to his previous mind bending stuff Like Native Things by Mary Robinette Kowal a fascinating story set in a time when people can inhabit the bodies of animals via neural networks A researcher who has managed the difficult task of interfacing with highly intelligent animals like dolphins, octopus, gorillas, etc gets romantically involved with her assistant But this leads to unexpected dangers for her and in the end, she has to just let her emotions go and let the animal do its thing to resolve it The Great Pan American Airship Mystery, or, Why I Murdered Robert Benchley by David Gerrold a title that promises much and the setting for the story, an journey in a helium filled airship in a world full of Nikolai Tesla s numerous inventions, sounds promising But the main premise was disappointing in the end for the steward at the heart of the story in the airship just pines to be among a group of famous writers on board and is disappointed that they turn out to be merely human and just drink a lot Acres of Perhaps by Will Ludwigsen an interesting story with a lite fantasy touch about a group of writers writing and producing episodes for a late night show featuring unusual events or scenery Then, suddenly, the family members of one of the writers appear to bring him back for he is married and apparently on the run But when the writers confront him, he tells a story about an unusual event surrounding a hole in a tree stump in a swamp that made he run from his family, that you start to wonder whether the writer really believes there is an alternate reality in that tree stump or just a made up hallucinatory episode You may reach the end of the story, not quite sure which reality to believe in Petroglyph Man by Rudy Rucker a so so story about a couple on holiday in Hawaii One of them is the developer of a phone app that alters the appearance of a photo based on what the user thinks in a mysterious quantum mechanical manner Trouble starts when he takes the photo of a sacred Petroglyph, apparently bringing it to life in a manner that threatens him and his wife Pollen from a Future Harvest by Derek K nsken an intriguing political military story set at a time when a space expedition by a client African nation discovers a wormhole whose other exit is eleven years in the future and being used by aliens collecting pollen sent by themselves the aliens from the future As the story starts, the expedition wants to hide the discovery from their patron empire and has rebelled, a military officer has died, the pollen has mysteriously stopped coming from the future and a junior officer has been tasked to audit the expedition to discover why the pollen has stopped Her task would involve her into deep military politics, the discovery of factions maneuvering for positions, the reasons for the officer to die and convoluted physics involving the grandfather paradox A tale that requires concentration by the reader for proper enjoyment


  2. G33z3r G33z3r says:

    Overall, a pretty good issue Pollen from a Future Harvest by Derek K nsken has a really interesting premise involving intelligent plants that send their pollen back through time to optimize their evolution over longer time periods, and some rubble scientists who plan to bootstrap their technology by piggybacking experimental data on that pollen Major Okonkwo is called in to audit the plans and make sure there will be no paradoxes Fascinating concepts, but I didn t really care for the exposit Overall, a pretty good issue Pollen from a Future Harvest by Derek K nsken has a really interesting premise involving intelligent plants that send their pollen back through time to optimize their evolution over longer time periods, and some rubble scientists who plan to bootstrap their technology by piggybacking experimental data on that pollen Major Okonkwo is called in to audit the plans and make sure there will be no paradoxes Fascinating concepts, but I didn t really care for the exposition, which I thought was unnecessarily oblique in an already complicated time travel or time communication story, and never really gave me a reason to care about the PoV Okonkwo Mary Kowal s Like Native Things is an easy reading narrative of scientists who are learning to merge their minds with select animals, some military applications for piloted critters, and ultimately a spy adventure Enjoyable read David Gerold s The Great Pan American Airship Mystery, or, Why I Murdered Robert Benchley is an alternate past story of a helium dirigible trip across America and the celebrities that come aboard for the inaugural flight, told from the point of view of one of the flight stewards An amusing as well as engaging, fanciful tale Acres of Perhaps by Will Ludwigsen sets his story among the writers of a fictional TV show from the past The show is very gonzo, and so are its creators, but in the end the story just kind of petered out Petroglyph Man by Rudy Rucker takes an interesting idea, a clever camera picture enhancer that reads the photographer s mood and makes the picture match A clever story idea, but doesn t really have a solid destination in mind


  3. Francis Bass Francis Bass says:

    There were a lot of really intriguing ideas in this issue I particularly loved the alien interpretation of future and past in Pollen from a Future Harvest, and the immersive world building in David Gerrold s The Great Pan American Airship Mystery, or, Why I Murdered Robert Benchley Acres of Perhaps was fabulous as well, but for different reasons The depth of character and developing relationships in it were wonderfully realistic and engaging.


  4. Benn Allen Benn Allen says:

    An excellent collection of absorbing and fascinating tales in this issue Very well worth reading from David Gerrold s funny tale, The Great Pan American Airship Mystery Or Why I Had to Kill Robert Benchley to Derek Kunsken s Pollen From a Future Harvest , every story is a great example of Science Fiction.


  5. Aaron Bellamy Aaron Bellamy says:

    A weak issue with a weak standout in Pollen from a Future Harvest Like Schools of Clay by Kunsken, this was very difficult to follow, but unlike Schools, had way less of a pay off Acres of Perhaps was a solid spooky story by Will Ludwigsen, and probably the best in the issue.


  6. Erik Erik says:

    This issue one of my favorites made me realize that I prefer longer fiction I have trouble getting truly enmeshed in a world or the characters if the piece is too short I have similar trouble with comic books the momentum always seems to get cut off right when it gets going Like Native Things by Mary Robinette KowalIn this story, humans are able to control animals including sharks, octopi, andwith the help of some fancy neural tech Great spec fic element exploration for su This issue one of my favorites made me realize that I prefer longer fiction I have trouble getting truly enmeshed in a world or the characters if the piece is too short I have similar trouble with comic books the momentum always seems to get cut off right when it gets going Like Native Things by Mary Robinette KowalIn this story, humans are able to control animals including sharks, octopi, andwith the help of some fancy neural tech Great spec fic element exploration for sure The story wrapping around this idea was also quite good, though I was majorly disappointed in the ending Very minor scope considering the plot felt much larger The Great Pan American Airship Mystery, or, Why I Murdered Robert Benchley by David GerroldSet in an alternate history in which airships as opposed to fixed wing aircraft were muchpopular Didn t like this one at all There was no actual plot to speak of Perhaps if I werefamiliar with the people involved, I might have liked itAs is, I felt like I was at a party where I didn t know anyone and therefore didn t understand any of the inside jokes Acres of Perhaps by Will LudwigsenOne of my favorite pieces in Asimov s thus far Acres of Perhaps refers to a twilight zone esque show and those who wrote for it Had a great David Lynch Twin Peaks feel to it Honestly, it just hit all the right notes The romantic subplot of the narrator felt a bit artificial, in that it didn t really play any actual role in the plot, but I can see why it was included Petroglyph Man by Rudy RuckerI wasn t a huge fan of the prosaic plot involving a couple trying to rekindle their romance But there was some weirdness in the spec fic elements that I rather enjoyed, though they didn t quite mesh with the overarching plot I personally prefer stories whose spec fic elements plot are so inextricably interwoven that they cannot be separated Nevertheless, I would give this story a thumbs up Pollen From A Future Harvest by Derek K nskenThis time travel space opera mystery tale is great Stories like this are the reason I even subscribe read short fiction It s time travel elements are REALISTICALLY plotted nonsense time travel is a big pet peeve of mine Butimportantly, it s a complex, intelligent story with believable characters and good world building One of my top 3 Asimov s stories this year


  7. Denise Barney Denise Barney says:

    This was a fun edition I really enjoyed The Great Pan American Airship Mystery, or Why I Murdered Robert Benchley The story is an alternative history where airships rule the clouds, thanks to Tesla s discovery of the process of extracting helium from coal Several famous personalities and writers from the 1930 s are mentioned in the story, which adds to the fun Acres of Perhaps is based on the writers of a late night show, sort of Twilight Zone Like Native Things is a look at what This was a fun edition I really enjoyed The Great Pan American Airship Mystery, or Why I Murdered Robert Benchley The story is an alternative history where airships rule the clouds, thanks to Tesla s discovery of the process of extracting helium from coal Several famous personalities and writers from the 1930 s are mentioned in the story, which adds to the fun Acres of Perhaps is based on the writers of a late night show, sort of Twilight Zone Like Native Things is a look at what happens when humans learn to ride inside other series Petroglyph Man is set in Hawaii and mixes new technology with ancient petroglyphs The longest piece is Pollen from a Future Harvest, which was a bit hard to follow because it s the second in a series of stories set on an alien planet where the vegetable intelligence send pollen into the past and receive some from the future The human alliances are an amalgam of Venusian and Earth nations, so it gets a little confusing The idea of a marital triad is intriguing as well.There is a nice selection of poems and a good review of books Nice collection of summer reading


  8. Nathan Nathan says:

    I don t think there were any stories in this issue that I actually really liked The best in my opinion was the first one, Like Native Things It still felt too short and I would have liked to have seen it expanded on a bit The Great Pan American Airship Mystery was also decent, although not really my thing As much as I like alternate history, it didn t really seem to have too much actually happening Acres of Perhaps was a neat concept, although like the title story, I felt like things were h I don t think there were any stories in this issue that I actually really liked The best in my opinion was the first one, Like Native Things It still felt too short and I would have liked to have seen it expanded on a bit The Great Pan American Airship Mystery was also decent, although not really my thing As much as I like alternate history, it didn t really seem to have too much actually happening Acres of Perhaps was a neat concept, although like the title story, I felt like things were happening but without much actually going anywhere The same for the Petroglyph man And quite frankly, Pollen From The Future Harvest was just a big of a slog to get through The conclusion was clever, but until that point it was difficult to keep going Overall I d say this issue felt like a bit of a filler The stories didn t really feel like they had much deeper meaning to them and that they were there just as stories rather than for any kind of commentary Definitely not one of my favourites


  9. Odo Odo says:

    2.5 5.0


  10. Oliver Oliver says:

    Tolle Novellen von David Gerrold und Will Ludwigsen.


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