ISSUE #242 October 2008
Volume 21, No. 2 ISSN #1052-9438
Michael Swanwick: A Dizzy Celebration of Being Somewhere Wonderful: Reading Rhetorics of Fantasy in the Real World: 1
John Clute: Physics for Amnesia: Horror Motifs in SF: 1
Brian Stableford: The Martian Mummy of 1864: 13
Jason Sanford: Singing the Songs of Arthur C. Clarke’s Distant Earth: 18
Adam Roberts’s Swiftly, reviewed by Niall Harrison: 11
Joanna Russ’s The Country You Have Never Seen: Essays and Reviews, reviewed by Henry Wessells: 16
David Levy’s Love + Sex with Robots, reviewed by Robert Bee: 20
Robert A. Heinlein’s Time for the Stars, reviewed by Ben Blattberg: 22
Plus: Picking at a good book (6); Anticipation: Call for Papers (10); Karl Schroeder’s science reading list (17); and an editorial (24).
Kathryn Cramer, Art and Web Site Editor; Samuel R. Delany, Contributing Editor; Kris Dikeman, Associate Managing Editor.
David G. Hartwell, Reviews and Features Editor; Kevin J. Maroney, Managing Editor.
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Special thanks to: Ben Blattberg,
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