Thursday, May 30, 2013

"Analog Science Fiction and Fact", June 2013 (ed Trevor Quachri) (magazine): Annotated table of contents & review

Cover of Analog magazine, June 2013 issue
I don't have all parts of the serial; so skipped that.

If I have a separate post on a story, link on its title goes there. Links on author name fetch more fiction of author. My rating is in brackets.

Table of contents (fiction only, best first, unread last).

  1. [novelette] Mark Niemann-Ross's "A Cup of Dirt" (A): Turning dirt into soil...

    Added to my "best of 2013" list.
  2. [ss] Linda Nagata's "Out in the Dark" (B): When presumed dead for 30 years returns...
  3. [ss] David D Levine's "Wavefronts of History and Memory" (B): Archeology via earth's leaked radio emissions...
  4. [ss] Maggie Clarke's "Hydroponics 101" (C): A new technique to "rehabilitate" hardened criminals - solitary confinement in a glass sphere with a "MudderTree". "MudderTree" is a machine comprising of a lot of "nanites" that can read your mind & depending on your thoughts, either "withers away" or becomes a life giving "tree".
  5. [ss] K S Patterson's "In the Green" (C): If there is a point to the story, I didn't get it.

    It's an outdoors adventure of a girl & her less-than-smart (autistic?) brother on a human colonized world with many dangers. For me, it was not only uninteresting but bizarre & illogical too during the main danger near end.
  6. [serial - 3/4] Edward M Lerner's "Dark Secret": Not read.

Fact sheet.

Labeled: "Vol CXXXIII No 6".
Related: Stories from Analog/Astounding (whole issues only).