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


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"A Lullaby in Glass" via Amanda Forrest
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Short Stories
"Patterns" via James Gunn
"Everyone Will wish One" through Kelly Sandoval
"Scouting Report" via Rick Wilber
"Windows" through Susan Palwick

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"The way forward for the Past" by means of Michael Bedrosian Pifer
"Rogue Transmutation by way of David C. Kopaska-Merkel
"Short Forms" via David Livingstone Clink

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

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Finally she pinched out the candle and the cottage was dark, only a trace of a silver glimmer from the Dream God glistening through the window. Then she heard him, and went out to see. He was leaning against the wall by the door, his head on his arms. His whole body was shaking with sobs. A swordsman weeping? That seemed very strange, but already she knew that this was no ordinary swordsman. 37 Dave Duncan Again, it must have been the wine that gave her the courage to put an arm around him, to lead him inside and over to the bed.

Wallie shook his head. ” “I am a god,” the boy said simply. ” The big man looked around the squalid little cabin, smiled, and shook his head. “I think the asylum must be very full. ” The boy scowled angrily. The flies did not seem to buzz around him the way they did around Wallie. It was an insane conversation, yet Wallie had nothing better to do with his time. ” The boy nodded. “And policeman. And judge. ” “You can be taught, very painlessly. ” 45 The Reluctant Swordsman “That is not something I yearn for breathlessly.

From the window of the cottage he had been able to see along that canyon to the falls from which rose the great plume of spray; from his present position only the cloud was visible. The rutted road was foul with mule droppings and other filth — he was having trouble keeping his toes clean, and he eventually gave up and let the chips lie where they may. The boots pinched, and the boy was keeping up a fearsome pace, even for legs as long as Shonsu’s.

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