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Analog Science Fiction and Fact - April 2016 - Vol. CXXXVI No. 04 by (Analog 25 February 2016 / ) - Analog Science Fiction and Fact – April 2016 – Vol. CXXXVI No. 04

Table of Contents:
Novelettes:
Seven Ways of Looking at the Sun-Worshippers of Yul-Katan by Maggie Clark
Soap Opera by Edward M. Lerner
Diamond Jim and the Dinosaurs by Rosemary Claire Smith
Playthings by Stephen L. Burns
Short Stories:
Alloprene by Stephen R. Wilk
Early Warning by Martin L. Shoemaker
Lonely Hearts of the Spinward Ring by Paddy Kelly
Sleep Factory by Rich Larson
Most Valuable Player by Eric Choi
Science Fact:
Composing Speculative Cities by Mark. C. Childs
Poem:
Final Dispatch by Robert Frazier
Reader's Departments:
Guest Editorial: The Autumn of Modern Science by Michael F. Flynn
Biolog: Maggie Clark by Richard A. Lovett
The Alternate View by Edward M. Lerner
In Times to Come
The Reference Library by Don Sakers
Brass Tacks
Upcoming Events by Anthony Lewis
(see review)

Apex Magazine - Issue 81, February 2016 by (Apex Magazine 26 February 2016 / ) - Apex Magazine – Issue 81, February 2016

Table of Contents:
Editorial: Words From the Editor-in-Chief by Jason Sizemore
Fiction:
Original: The Beast at the End of Time by Benjanun Sriduangkaew
Original: Anabaptist by Daniel Rosen
Original: The Four Gardens of Fate by Betsy Phillips
Reprint: On the Occasion of My Retirement by Nick Mamatas (Originally published in The Nickromonicon, Innsmouth Free Press, 2014)
Novel Excerpt:
Nonfiction:
Interview with Benjanun Sriduangkaew by Andrea Johnson
Interview with Artist David Demaret by Russell Dickerson
by Lucy A. Snyder
Poetry:
Calabash by Mike Jewett
Little and Red by Crystal Lynn Hilbert
Arrhythmia by Heather Morris
Paper Unicorn by Laurel Dixon
Excerpt:
Glitch Rain by Alex Livingston
(see review)

Asimov's Science Fiction - March 2016 - Vol. 40 No. 03 - (Whole Number 482) by (Asimov's Science Fiction 24 February 2016 / ) - Asimov’s Science Fiction - March 2016 - Vol. 40 No. 03 - (Whole Number 482)

Table of Contents:
Novelettes:
The Bewilderness of Lions by Ted Kosmatka
Project Empathy by Dominica Phetteplace
I Married a Monster from Outer Space by Dale Bailey
Short Stories:
The Ship Whisperer by Julie Novakova
A Partial List of Lists I Have Lost Over Time by Sunil Patel
Do Not Forget Me by Ray Nayler
A Little Bigotry by R. Neube
New Earth by James Gunn
Poetry:
Cinderella 2300 by Ken Poyner
Red Slippers by Mark C. Childs
Nice Touch by Jane Yolen
Fabled Black Taj Mahal by Vincent Miskell
Typo by Robert Borski
Departments:
Editorial: Age Diversity in Asimov's by Sheila Williams
Reflection: Writing Under the Influence by Robert Silverberg
On the Net: Seriously, Series by James Patrick Kelly
Next Issue
On Books by Paul Di Filippo
The SF Conventional Calendar by Erwin S. Strauss
(see review)

Clarkesworld 113 - February 2016 by (Clarkesworld 26 February 2016 / ) - Clarkesworld 113 – February 2016

Table of Contents:
Fiction:
The Fixer by Paul McAuley
That Which Tends Towards Free Fall by Benjanun Sriduangkaew
In the Midst of Life by Nick Wolven
Between Dragons and Their Wrath by An Owomoyela and Rachel Swirsky
Blood Dauber by Ted Kosmatka and Michael Poore (Reprint)
Mercurial by Kim Stanley Robinson (Reprint)
Non-fiction:
Six Quirks of the Human Genome by Dan Koboldt
Sapient Animals and Memory Particles: A Conversation with Lawrence M. Schoen by Chris Urie
Another Word: Very Close Now by Fran Wilde
Editor's Desk: The Roundup by Neil Clarke
Podcasts:
Audio Fiction: The Fixer by Paul McAuley, read by Kate Baker
Audio Fiction: That Which Tends Towards Free Fall by Benjanun Sriduangkaew, read by Kate Baker
Audio Fiction: In the Midst of Life by Nick Wolven, read by Kate Baker
Audio Fiction: Between Dragons and Their Wrath by An Owomoyela and Rachel Swirsky, read by Kate Baker
Art:
Power Surge by Julie Dillon
(see review)

Clowns: The Unlikely Coulrophobia Remix by (Unlikely Story 12 January 2016 / $10.95 / 3.99) - Product Description: Afraid of clowns? Those gruesome, bloody smiles, the corpse-white flesh, bulbous noses and feet... (Not to mention those treacherous daisies!) Worse yet, the mimes whose silence mocks while their lips form circles of feigned surprise, and whose actions imply worlds beyond our senses. Face your fears head-on with this collection of twenty-two short tales, taking on clowns in their myriad forms. Some clowns match wits with Death, with invading aliens, and with God's Law, while others write their own laws. Meet clowns who suffer for our sins, and clowns who turn that suffering upon their victims.

Unlikely Story invites you to enter the big top with authors Mari Ness, Carlie St. George, Cate Gardner, Karlo Yeager-Rodriguez, Cassandra Khaw, Evan Dicken, Chris Kuriata, and many more. But wait! There's more! Buy now, and we'll include not one, not two, but twenty-three illustrations by Bryan Prindiville, as well as an introduction by Robin Blyn. So slap on your greasepaint, grab your cotton candy and peanuts, slip on your wig of many colors and your most comfortable floppy shoes. It's time to run away and join the circus. (Or to run away from those who've joined the circus; we don't judge.) Don't be shy. There's room for everyone inside the clown car.

Table of Contents: Introduction by Robin Blyn, Five Things Every Successful Clown Must Do by Derek Manuel, Gags, Bits, and Business by T. Jane Berry. Mr. Boingo Saves the World by J.H. Pell, An Argument for Clowning on the Sabbath by Jeff Wolf, Thou Antic Death by Kristen Roupenian, Everyone's a Clown by Caroline M. Yoachim, The Game by Mari Ness, Melpomene's Heirs by Evan Dicken, Break the Face in the Jar by the Door by Carlie St. George, Stilts by Line Henriksen, A Million Tiny Ropes by Virginia M. Mohlere, Queen and Fool by Dayle A. Dermatis, God's Children by Jason Arias, Clown's Syndrome by Joe Nazare, Clown Car, Driven Once, Never Emptied by Karlo Yeager-Rodriguez, Perfect Mime by Sara K. McNeilly, Whaling with Clowns by Chris Kuriata, Clown Shoes by Cassandra Khaw, A Silent Comedy by Cate Gardner, Pushpin and Pullpin by Charles Payseur, Clowns of the Creosote Plains by Chillbear Latrigue, and A Distant Honk by Holly Schofield. (see review)

Flash Fiction Online - February 2016 by (Flash Fiction Online 27 February 2016 / ) - Flash Fiction Online – February 2016

Table of Contents:
In Memoriam: Linda Ondrusek by Suzanne W. Vincent
Editorial - When the Heat Murmurs by Suzanne W. Vincent
Heartwood by Shawn Proctor (Literary)(Reprint)
The Magician's Assistant by Paul Crenshaw (Literary)
Love Letters on the Nightmare Sea by Rachael K. Jones (Fantasy, Literary)
Shelter by Lydia Ondrusek (Literary)
Sister Margo's Heart by Raven Jakubowski (Fantasy)
FXXK Writing: Failstate by Jason Ridler (Article)
(see review)

Lightspeed #69 - February 2016 by (Lightspeed 27 February 2016 / ) - Lightspeed #69 - February 2016

Table of Contents:
Science Fiction Stories:
Charlotte Incorporated by Rachael K. Jones (Original)
Hereafter by Samuel Peralta (Reprint)
Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea by Sarah Pinsker (Original)
Transitional Forms by Paul McAuley (Reprint)
Fantasy Stories:
Monstrous Embrace by Rachel Swirsky (Reprint)
Not by Wardrobe, Tornado, or Looking Glass by Jeremiah Tolbert (Original)
Map of Seventeen by Christopher Barzak (Reprint)
Starfish by Karin Tidbeck (Original)
Author Spotlights:
Rachael K. Jones
Samuel Peralta
Sarah Pinsker
Paul McAuley
Rachel Swirsky
Jeremiah Tolbert
Christopher Barzak
Karin Tidbeck
Nonfiction:
Editorial, February 2016 by John Joseph Adams
Television Review: "The Expanse" by The Geek's Guide to the Galaxy
Book Reviews: February 2016 by Sunil Patel
Interview: N.K. Jemsin by The Geek's Guide to the Galaxy
Exclusive eBook Content:
Novella: May Be Some Time by Brenda M. Clough
Author Spotlight: Brenda M. Clough by Moshe Siegel
Novel Excerpt: A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
(see review)

Nightmare #41 - February 2016 by (Nightmare 27 February 2016 / ) - Nightmare #41- February 2016

Table of Contents:
Stories:
No Other Men in Mitchell by Rose Hartley (Original)
Inspirations by Seanan McGuire (Reprint)
Princess by Dennis Etchison (Original)
Where Angels Come In by Adam L.G. Nevill (Reprint)
Author Spotlights:
Rose Hartley
Seanan McGuire
Dennis Etchison
Adam L.G. Nevill
Nonfiction:
Editorial, February 2016 by John Joseph Adams
The H Word: Fairy Tales: The Original Horror Stories? by Alison Littlewood
Artists Spotlight: Steven Stahlberg by Marina J. Lostetter
Interview: David Mitchell by The Geek's Guide to the Galaxy
Exclusive Paid Content:
Novel Excerpt: Bleeding Earth by Kaitlin Ward
(see review)

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction - March/April 2016 – Volume 130, Nos.3&4, Whole No.724 by (Fantasy & Science Fiction 26 February 2016 / ) - The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction - March/April 2016 – Volume 130, Nos.3&4, Whole No.724

Table of Contents:
Novella:
The Liar by John P. Murphy
Novelets:
The Ghost Penny Post by Marc Laidlaw
Red in Tooth and Cog by Cat Rambo
The Language of the Silent by Juliette Wade and Sheila Finch
A Mother's Arms by Sarina Dorie
Short Stories:
Belief by Nancy Kress
Nanabojou and the Race Question by Justin Barbeau
Diamond by Chris DeVito
The Silver Strands of Alpha Crucis-D by N.J. Schrock
Golden Gate Blues by James L. Cambias
Departments:
Books to Look For by Charles de Lint
Musing on Books by Michelle West
Films: The Potato Farmer Who Worked the Problem by Kathi Maio
Plumage from Pegasus: The Prince and the Pulpster by Paul Di Filippo
Coming Attractions
Curiosities by Douglas A. Anderson

Cartoons: Danny Shanahan, Arthur Masear, Joseph Farris, S. Farris, and Mark Heath. (see review)

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