Thursday, March 17, 2016

2015 Lois Tilton & Gardner Dozois Short Fiction List

Response to

Botanica Veneris: Thirteen Papercuts By Ida Countess Rathangan by Ian McDonald  Time: 44m (13K words)  IssueOld Venus 
Lady Ida's visit to Venus was memorialized by the beautiful floral papercuts she made there, but this sensational story reveals the secret of the real purpose of her visit.
Inhuman Garbage by Kristine Kathryn Rusch  Time: 1h:24m (25K words)  IssueAsimov's 03|15
A young woman is murdered in Armstrong City, Luna, and both the police and organized crime want to understand why. Captivating.
It Takes More Muscles To Frown by Ned Beauman  Time: 28m (9K words)  IssueTwelve Tomorrows 2016
The narrator, a blond American man, works for a Mexican oil company and leaks information to the cartels. He beats their lie detector tests using special implants in his face.
Other Reviews  RSR Mini-Review [4]  Recommended By: RSR:4 LTilton GDozois
Meshed by Rich Larson  Time: 14m (4K words)  IssueClarkesworld 101
In near-future Seattle, a basketball scout finds an unusually talented high school senior, but there's one catch. This story is uplifting and painful all at once.
Planet Of Fear by Paul McAuley  Time: 37m (11K words)  IssueOld Venus 
On an alternate Venus, communist Russians investigate mysterious disappearances and worry that the Americans are behind it.
Other Reviews  RSR Mini-Review [3]  Recommended By: LTilton GDozois
A group of Englishmen sharing an evening in a pub near a canal on "Old Mars" meet a stranger who knows their secret and makes them an offer.
The Audience by Sean Mcmullen  Time: 30m (9K words)  IssueAnalog 06|15
The Javelin reaches a rogue planet 36 light-days from Earth, but the crew finds something terrible there.

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