Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Mundanespotting Asimov's January 2012

Posted by frankh at 6:47 PM
Okay, so I haven't been reading new short fiction lately. I had some from last year ready to go, but I never got around to posting. So I guess I haven't been all that organized either. But now I'm going to try to work with the 2012 Asimov's, at least. Here's an easy start.

1) "Bruce Springsteen" by Paul McAuley -- aliens in the first sentence
2) "Recyclable Material" by Katherine Marzinsky-- a self-aware AI robot picks up trash in an otherwise recognizable world
3) "Maiden Voyage" by Jack McDevitt -- a space jockey prepares for her first interstellar voyage
4) "The War is Over and Everyone Wins" by Zachary Jernigan -- family drama in near future America, after a plague has wiped out the white people
[3 more to go]