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Dichronauts

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sohkamyung's Recommendation

Another interesting Hard SF read by Egan. It's not as mind-bending or physics-bending as his "Orthogonal" series but contains intriguing ideas and characters. In contrast to his previous books where the characters slowly learn (and educate the reader about) the physics of their environment, here they are already well versed in the strange (to us) geometry of their universe and its consequences.

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Fantasy & Science Fiction, January/February 2019

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sohkamyung's Recommendation

An about average issue, with mostly 'mild' fantasy stories (mild in the sense that there is minimal magic involved). Among those that stood out for me are the ones by Carrie Vaughn, Sean McMullen and Pip Coen.

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Fantasy & Science Fiction, July/August 2019

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sohkamyung's Recommendation

An above average issue, containing a tale connecting past and present by G.V. Anderson and light fantasy tales by Andrej Kokoulin (translated by Alex Shvartsman) and Molly Gloss. Cassandra Khaw and Alex Irvine start and end the issue, respectively, with tales related to the cover.

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Fantasy & Science Fiction, March/April 2019

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sohkamyung's Recommendation

An average issue with interesting stories by Gregor Hartmann, Matthew Hughes, R.S. Benedict and with an especially interesting story about a musical faun by Jerome Stueart.

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Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/June 2019

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sohkamyung's Recommendation

An above average issue. An interesting mix of SF (Lavie Tidhar), Fantasy (Kelly Barnhill, Matthew Hughes) and Horror (Pip Coen, Rebecca Campbell) with a standout story by David Gullen.

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Fantasy & Science Fiction, November/December 2018

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sohkamyung's Recommendation

This is an above average issue with interesting stories by Y.M. Pang, Hanuš Seiner (translated by Julie Novakova), Nina Kiriki Hoffman and Bo Balder.

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Fantasy & Science Fiction, September/October 2019

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sohkamyung's Recommendation

A better than average 70th anniversary issue of the magazine with an unusual fairy tale by Kelly Link, a tale of media destruction by Paolo Bacigalupi, a funny twist on eastern martial arts by Y.M. Pang and other interesting tales by Ken Liu, Esther Friesner and Gardner Dozois.

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INTERZONE #278 (NOV-DEC 2018)

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sohkamyung's Recommendation

A not very interesting issue of Interzone, mainly because the stories appear to be on the theme of conflicts (mainly military related) and not of much interest to me. Natalia Theodoridou's story about unusual genetically engineered soldiers is probably the most interesting.

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INTERZONE #279 (JAN-FEB 2019)

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sohkamyung's Recommendation

An average issue of Interzone, with interesting stories by Alison Wilgus, G.V. Anderson and Sean McMullen.

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INTERZONE #280 (MAR-APR 2019)

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sohkamyung's Recommendation

A better than average issue with three good stories by Val Nolan, Maria Haskins and Nicholas Kaufmann and an emotional tale by Shauna O'Meara.

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INTERZONE #281 (MAY-JUN 2019)

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sohkamyung's Recommendation

A rather light-weight issue with stories that probably appeal to those who prefer a more 'literary' style of SF than what I would normally read. The stories that I found interesting were by James Warner, Andy Dudak and Malcolm Devlin.

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INTERZONE #282 (JUL-AUG 2019)

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sohkamyung's Recommendation

A better than average issue filled with fascinating stories. The best of the good stories are by Storm Humbert, Erica L. Satifka and Gregor Hartmann.

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INTERZONE #283 (SEP-OCT 2019)

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sohkamyung's Recommendation

A better than average issue, with interesting stories by Fiona Moore, David Cleden and Dustin Blair Steinacker.

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NYRSF 349

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sohkamyung's Recommendation

This is a free special Gardner Dozois Memorial Issue.

Gardner Dozois was a well known editor and writer and loved by many in the Western Science Fiction and Fantasy writing scene.

This issue gathers memorials and articles by various people in the SF and F businesses who knew him and wanted to celebrate his life.

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Perihelion Summer

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sohkamyung's Recommendation

An interesting tale of immediate survival in the face of catastrophic climate change. Compared to his previous stories, there isn't as much 'hard science' involved here, but surviving the changes would involve making tough decisions about how they can prepare and save themselves from the oncoming global crises.

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Phoresis

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sohkamyung's Recommendation

An interesting story of discovery and survival set in a system where two small worlds circle each other and they orbit a sun together. The worlds are cold and covered by ice but the tidal forces between the worlds ensure their interiors are heated and some heat breaks through the ice in the form of geysers, bringing with it life giving chemicals and material.

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The Apex Book of World SF: Volume 5

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sohkamyung's Recommendation

A wonderful collection of speculative fiction from around the world. Ranging from Asia to Africa, Europe to the Americas, you will find much to like in many of the stories featured. My favourites include those by Vina Jie-Min Prasad, T.L. Huchu, Taiyo Fujii, Vandana Singh, Bo-young Kim, Chi Hui, Karla Schmidt and Giovanni De Feo.