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Asimov's quantity 38, No. nine (#464)
Sheila Williams, editor
Cover artwork by way of Michael Whelan

CONTENTS

Novelettes
"Place of Worship" by means of Tochi Onyebuchi
"A Lullaby in Glass" via Amanda Forrest
"Bogdavi's Dream" by way of Tom Purdom

Short Stories
"Patterns" by means of James Gunn
"Everyone Will wish One" by means of Kelly Sandoval
"Scouting Report" via Rick Wilber
"Windows" through Susan Palwick

Poetry
"Current Resident, twentieth road Northwest" via Megan Arkenberg
"The way forward for the Past" via Michael Bedrosian Pifer
"Rogue Transmutation through David C. Kopaska-Merkel
"Short Forms" through David Livingstone Clink

Departments
Editorial: "Lucius Shepard" by way of Sheila Williams
Reflections: "Flashing earlier than My Eyes" via Robert Silverberg
Thought scan: "Tomorrow in the course of the Past" through Allen M. Steele
On Books by means of Paul Di Filippo

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They can be trained like other craftsmen, by apprenticeship. There will be less disease, because conditions will be more healthful; less contagion, because less travel. ” “What are you doing here? ” “There was a cause for celebration. It was convenient to halt here. And then—” It was the first time I’d seen him hesitate over anything. ” His grin came back, just for a second. ” I had the gun as well muffled as I was likely to get it. “You said there’s no United States government. ” “That’s unbelievable,” I said.

I hadn’t known till then that a simple twist of the wrist could be so effective. ” I could see him all right by now. He looked interested. The guards had surged forward a step, their faces dangerous and confused. ” “I am wooing Hunt,” he said smugly. ” I shook my head. ” He put on a little studied frown—giving courteous consideration to a silly idea. “Is every pleasure a cheap thrill? Thrills of any price do not attract me; but it is true that I enjoy pleasure. ” “Your memory is good, sir. Most men forget.

I thanked him—for the clarity—and I got to work. That evening, in the kitchen, Arslan passed me with a knowing smile. ” I was scribbling figures while I ate. ” Already the food was sticking in my throat. A long, hungry winter. He paused beside the table, resting the blunt fingertips of one hand on my papers. He had his shirtsleeves rolled up, and his bare forearms were burly but smooth, like a store-window dummy or a polished statue. “You will not find Colonel Nizam unreasonable. ” With the other hand he was holding the wrist of a very pretty, very boredlooking girl, the way he might have held a dog’s leash.

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