Saturday, September 18, 2010

"Clarkesworld", #48 (September 2010) (magazine, free): Annotated table of contents & review

Cover titled Honeycomb by Julie Dillon of Clarkesworld magazine, September 2010 issue
Whole magazine is available here. I've ignored stuff other than fiction.

Table of contents.

Neither story is particularly remarkable. Link on author fetches more fiction by author.
  1. [ss] Robert Reed's "The Cull" (B); download text/audio; horror: A future uninhabitable earth with tiny closed "stations" spread thinly around; these stations are the only human habitats existing. The unnamed slum-like habitat in the story has happiness as its chief goal; an android "doctor" monitoring the brains of all people via implants & tweaking their brain chemicals to make people "happy"!
    14-year Orlando is too energetic & non-conformist. And this society has no place for those who don't conform; he must be culled.
  2. [ss] Stephen Gaskell's "Paper Cradle" (B); download text/audio: An antiwar protester sabotages a space weapon's test in a suicide mission, temporarily delaying the weapon making effort.
Related: Fiction from Clarkesword; 2010 fiction; best of 2010.


Larry said...

Does the title of this publication relate to Arthur C. Clarke in any way, or is it just a coincidence?

Tinkoo said...

No, the proprietor is Neil Clarke. His main business is Wyrm Press - publishing genre books. This online magazine is a way of reaching out to potential customers of Wyrm.

Larry said...

Fabulous, I just downloaded those two stopries to read sometime.