Asimov's Science Fiction (January 2013)

Asimov's Science Fiction (January 2013)

Language: English

Pages: 160

ISBN: B004X6HMWG

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Asimov's Science Fiction (January 2013)

Language: English

Pages: 160

ISBN: B004X6HMWG

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


NOVELETTES

They Shall Salt the Earth With Seeds of Glass by Alaya Dawn Johnson
Over There by Will McIntosh
The Legend of Troop 13 by Kit Reed
Hotel by Suzanne Palmer

SHORT STORIES

The Family Rocket by James Van Pelt
Mithridates, He Died Old by Nancy Kress

POETRY

Bikini Snow by Robert Borski
Just Another Day in the Burbs by G. O. Clark

DEPARTMENTS

Editorial: Poet of Mars by Sheila Williams
Reflections: The Raft of The Medusa by Robert Silverberg

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climbed two more steps before he reached the doomed statue-people. Trying his best not to touch them, he slid between an old man clutching a backpack and a large woman with her back to the old man. There was a tight space beyond. He rested for a second before crawling between a young couple reaching to embrace each other. Beyond them, a black man was in mid-fall, his arms frozen in a pinwheeling motion, his fingers splayed. Nathan looked away from his expression of wide-eyed alarm, still

into the chair. "Quite a mouth on that girl. Get her in trouble some day." "Has before and will again," the old man agreed. His eyes narrowed. "Not from you, though, and not here." "You sound awfully sure of that." "That's because I am," the old man said. He reached under the counter and pulled out the book Rickard had paid him with, running his fingers over the worn cover before gingerly lifting it to reveal the first page. "Now shut up. I'm reading." The Rosley's dining room was small, with

whole planet was pretty much a lawless frontier anyway. It wasn't until Earth stepped in and imposed order with the Mars Colonial Authority that anyone had a problem with it, but there was no legal way to undo the Agreement. This place is the only spot on Mars that's free. At least until Roz dies. You can bet that's why those two are trying to kill him." "But he's a hero." "You're only a hero as long as people remember or care what you did, and memory is short. Roz has no heirs, so when he dies

Besides," she said,"I didn't have the right person to go with before." That's when I knew I would ask her to marry me, regardless of my family, regardless of my dreamer father and his trip to the stars. That's the truth, no matter how I tell the story. Before Rachael said I was the right person to take to the stars, I hoped she was the one. Afterward, well, the heart knows I was eager, now, to find the path through the metal piles and to show her the rocket. We'd look at it standing in the

Pink carnations and white gardenias, as if for a prom. Margaret had never liked the lush, hectic scent of gardenias. "Go away," Margaret said, and closed her eyes. Her head hurt. If she hadn't been so suspicious of the driver... What if young Calabrese really had not plagiarized that paper? The informed-consent release for the patient, signed by her daughter, had included pages and pages of possible side effects. They were, Turner thought sourly, a ridiculous joke. The brain was the last

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