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I took advantage of the offer for a free copy of the 2007 issue of… 
29th-Jul-2007 04:28 pm
I took advantage of the offer for a free copy of the 2007 issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction. I'm still reading through it but I wanted to blog about what I've read so far, and what I think.

First, as usual, the cover art is nice and the print quality is top notch. I usually pick up a copy of Analog, Asimov's, and Fantasy & Science Fiction (because I keep forgetting to subscribe) and of the three, F&SF consistently has the best feel to it.

So far, I have read:

Atalanta Loses at the Interpantheonic Trivia Bee by Heather Lindsley

Requirements for the Mythology Merit Badge by Kevin N. Haw

Envoy Extraordinary by Albert E. Cowdrey

My standards for reading are simple: did I enjoy the story? For these three stories, the answer is yes. Occasionally, I'll come across a story so good that I can't help but tell everyone I know about it. None of these stories were that good, but still worth a read.

I'm going to NASFiC next weekend, so I'll do my best to finish reading this week.
12th-Aug-2007 10:01 pm (UTC) - Requirements for the Mythology Merit Badge
Regarding "Mythology Merit Badge," I'm glad you liked the story. I had a great time writing it.

As an aside, you might want to mention in your blog that F&SF is almost ad free - 99% stories. That's very unusual in this day and age. If you have some time, also take a moment and read the classified ads on page 161. Certain magazines have a tradition of inserting a gag classified ad relating to one of the stories. I'm not saying F&SF is one of them, but you should take a peek. You might see something fun.

Thanks for reading my story,

Kevin N. Haw

14th-Aug-2007 03:21 pm (UTC) - Re: Requirements for the Mythology Merit Badge
Hahaha. Thanks for that tip!
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