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the genre's premiere review magazine for short SF & Fantasy since 1993
Editorials


"The Sanguine" by Jim Grimsley

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While reading through Jim Grimsley’s “The Sanguine,” (from Asimov’s, March 2007) I found myself not satisfyingly convinced of the raison d’etre given for the story’s central conceit, and this nagging frustration at the weakness of its central premise has led me finally to conclude that it desperately needed a stronger explanation for the manner in which the sfnal “gadget” was used, in order for it to be the total success I was hoping the story would be.
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The Reality of Proportion or If You Can't Sleep, Read This: Statistics, Statistics, Statistics...

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In our continuing efforts to move material from our old site to the current one, we present an editorial first published online in 1999. It seems some of the issues addressed in the piece are continually cropping up, and we hope this will be a resource for both older and newer readers.

While reviewing both the Gardner Dozois and David G. Hartwell 1998 Best Of collections in this issue, Richard Horton wonders if there are "any patterns to be derived from the contents of the two collections" and notices, at least for this year, "a rather low percentage of stories by women." 
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Politically Incorrect Ramblings, Part Deux

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ImageA response to "Tough Times for Beset Manhood: Or, Where Has Good Old Golden Age SF Gone?" by Ruth Nestvold and Jay Lake.

The article referenced above recently appeared in the October online issue of the Internet Review of Science Fiction. I originally thought to let it go without responding, then decided to respond within the forum provided. But one thing led to another and my thoughts grew too expansive and I have decided to publish my thoughts here, as an editorial (not a piece of journalism).

I strongly urge those of you reading this to read the article at IROSF first.
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Is It Time for Two Best Editor Hugos?

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I believe it is way past time for this Hugo Award category to be expanded. I fully appreciate the reluctance of the WSFS to add another Hugo category, for their caution is well-founded. If it were easy to add or subtract Hugo categories, we might quickly see all sorts of small niche Hugo categories springing up all over the place. But in the case of the Best Editor Hugo, there is a real need for two separate categories.
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Off On A Tangent- Dave's Corner: Bedfellas vs. Terrorist Goodfellas

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"Bedfellows" by Harry Turtledove (F&SF, June 2005) may be the most talked about story of the year . . .
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Politically Incorrect Ramblings or The Metrosexualization of Short SF

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"The Insane Ones" by J.G. Ballard (Amazing, 1962)
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