Wednesday, September 7, 2011

"Clarkesworld", #60 (September 2011) (magazine, free): Annotated table of contents & review

Cover image titled Forest Spirit by Mike Azevedo of Clarkesworld magazine, September 2011 issue
Whole issue is online. This post is about fiction in the issue. Two stories, both minor - though Mellor's is at least readable if you have some experience reading science fiction.

Table of contents (only fiction, best first).

  1. Greg Mellor's "Signals in the Deep" (B); download: Main thread is about a mother & her teenager son - their estrangement & then coming together. In the background of mysterious alien signal stations in outer Sol & a lot of techno-babble (designer babies, cyborgs, solar sail, ...).
  2. Robert Reed's "Pack" (C); download text/audio: Cannot make out the head or tail of it. A pack of dogs seems to conning (hunting?) a man with the help of a woman (witch?).
Related: Fiction from Clarkesworld.