May 2017 (Issue 84)
We have original science fiction by Bruce McAllister (“This Is for You”) and Susan Jane Bigelow (“The Heart’s Cartography”), along with SF reprints by Tobias S. Buckell (“Ratcatcher”) and Seanan McGuire (“Dragonflies”). Plus, we have original fantasy by Adam-Troy Castro (“James, in the Golden Sunlight of the Hereafter”) and Kendra Fortmeyer (“Octopus vs. Bear”), as well as fantasy reprints by Greg Hrbek (“Paternity”) and Amal El-Mohtar (“Weialalalea”). All that, and of course we also have our usual assortment of author spotlights, along with our book and media review columns. We also have an interview with Steven Barnes. Our cover art is by Sam Schechter, and illustrates Adam-Troy Castro’s “James, in the Golden Sunlight of the Hereafter.” For our ebook readers, we also have a reprint of Rebecca Ore’s novella “Hypocaust & Bathysphere,” and an excerpt from from Hugh Howey’s Sand, due out soon from John Joseph Adams Books.