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Commodore Vic 20 A Visual History

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A fantastic book about the VIC20, one of the early home computers that helped to launch the home computer revolution. The book covers the various versions of the computer created for different markets and includes notes and anecdotes from some of the creators of the computer, who had to overcome obstacles in their path in creating the computer.

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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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Dispersion

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sohkamyung's Recommendation

A fascinating tale set in a world where people are physically separated into six factions. To one faction, members of other factions can be physically invisible. But now a deadly disease called the Dispersion is affecting their bodies, making them become part of another faction. And it's up to a group of scientists to figure out how their world works and how the Dispersion affects them.

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F&SF, March/April 2020

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sohkamyung's Recommendation

A better than average issue with good tales by Matthew Hughes, Gregor Hartmann, Amanda Hollander, Elizabeth Bear and a fantastic tale involving thinking mechanicals beings by Ian Tregillis.

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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, January/February 2020

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sohkamyung's Recommendation

An okay issue, with interesting stories by Essa Hansen, Matthew Hughes, Alex Irvine, Albert E. Cowdrey and Auston Habershaw.

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Fantasy & Science Fiction, January/February 2021

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sohkamyung's Recommendation

A better than average last issue of this magazine to be edited by C.C. Finlay. It features interesting stories by Robert Reed, Jonathan L. Howard, John Kessel, Lavie Tidhar and James Morrow. "N-raptured" by Justin C. Key, however, may be too US-centric a story to be enjoyed by those who are not familiar with racism and the use of racial words in the US against African-Americans.

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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, July/August 2020

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sohkamyung's Recommendation

A better than average issue, with fascinating stories by James Morrow, David Erik Nelson, Brian Trent and a hilarious story by Madeleine Robins exploring a fantastic version of "My Fair Lady" that probably deserves to be made into a play too.

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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, March/April 2021

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sohkamyung's Recommendation

A better than average first issue under the new editor, Sheree Renée Thomas, it features interesting stories by C. L. Polk, Madeleine E. Robins, Molly Tanzer, Robin Furth and a fascinating story by Marie Brennan based on the legend of "The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter".

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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, May/June 2020

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sohkamyung's Recommendation

An average issues with interesting stories by Ray Nayler, Holly Messinger and a hilarious story involving American Indians by Joseph Bruchac.

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Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/June 2021

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sohkamyung's Recommendation

An average issue with some interesting stories by Stephanie Kraner, Rich Larson, Corey Flintoff, James Enge and Robert Grossbach.

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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, November/December 2019

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sohkamyung's Recommendation

An interesting set of stories in the issue, with the ones by Michael Libling, Matthew Hughes, Gregor Hartmann and Marie Vibbert.

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Fantasy & Science Fiction, November/December 2020

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sohkamyung's Recommendation

An interesting collection with good stories from Nadia Afifi, Nick Dichario, Lyndsie Manusos and an interesting take on the zombie invasion story by Sarina Dorie, trying it with school safety protocols that may or may not work.

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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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Fantasy & Science Fiction, September/October 2020

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sohkamyung's Recommendation

An average issue that starts with an unusual tour through a library by David Gerrold with other interesting tales by Marc Laidlaw and Angie Peng, a fun piece by Brian Trent featuring some Greek Gods and a dog and a long fairy-tale like story by Leah Cypess that shows that fairies may not have the best interests of the people at heart when they give blessings.

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Galaxy's Edge Issue 43: Tribute Issue

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sohkamyung's Recommendation

A nice, average issue with fun stories by Andrew Peery, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Larry Hodges, J. Scott Coatsworth, Eleanor R. Wood, Janis Ian and Mike Resnick. Between the stories are appreciations by numerous writers about Mike Resnick's influence on themselves and the SF community.