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Look for our September/October issue on newsstands next week! Beautiful cover by Dominic Harman for Mercurio D. Rivera's...
08/12/2019

Look for our September/October issue on newsstands next week! Beautiful cover by Dominic Harman for Mercurio D. Rivera's newest tale with stories by Megan Arkenberg, Gord Sellar, Andy Duncan, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Sandra McDonald, Michael Libling, Rich Larson, Stephanie Feldman & more!

08/08/2019
The Ocean Between the Leaves by Ray Nayler

Have you listened to "The Ocean Between the Leaves" by Ray Nayler yet? Check it out before our newest one drops with the next issue: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/asimovs/episodes/2019-06-18T11_22_21-07_00

Our newest podcast showcases author Ray Nayler’s lyrical tale of social, economic, and medical injustice in a distant future and the impact of yet-to-come technology in navigating these. Nayler weaves an intricate mystery that will pull you in and keep you guessing to the last. Please enjoy “The...

Tegan Moore takes on a relevant and fascinating topic in our newest blog post: DOGS VS ROBOTS. Check it out along with h...
08/07/2019
Dogs Versus Robots: Dogs win, and not just because they’re cute.

Tegan Moore takes on a relevant and fascinating topic in our newest blog post: DOGS VS ROBOTS. Check it out along with her story "The Work of Wolves" on sale in our current issue. http://ow.ly/slfR50vqRWR

by Tegan Moore In “The Work of Wolves” [on sale now in our current issue] I posit a near future in which animals are genetically and physically modified to increase their intelligence and communica…

#FBF to July 1995 #ursulakleguin #tanithlee #maryrosenblum #avramdavidson #ianrmacleod #authorsofinstagram #asimovsscien...
07/26/2019

#FBF to July 1995 #ursulakleguin #tanithlee #maryrosenblum #avramdavidson #ianrmacleod #authorsofinstagram #asimovssciencefictionmagazine

Here at Asimov's we think the #MoonLanding should be celebrated every day! To keep the Moon excitement going, enjoy this...
07/24/2019

Here at Asimov's we think the #MoonLanding should be celebrated every day! To keep the Moon excitement going, enjoy this coupon for 10% off your order until midnight at www.asimovs.com/store!

Celebrating #MoonDay and the 50th anniversary a little early with editors @sheilawilliams_asimovs @emilyaltahockaday, @a...
07/19/2019

Celebrating #MoonDay and the 50th anniversary a little early with editors @sheilawilliams_asimovs @emilyaltahockaday, @analog_sf and authors @mattkressel @davidmercuriorivera @krisd2360 & Nick Wolven!

#asimovssciencefictionmagazine #authorsofinstagram #moonlanding50

07/19/2019
In Event of Moon Disaster

‪If you’re like us, you’ve been thinking about the Moon this week. Give Rich Larson’s “In Event of Moon Disaster”—read by RJ Carey—a listen to continue that theme:

In Rich Larson’s chilling new tale—pulled from the pages of our current March/April 2018 issue on sale now—a routine mission goes deeply wrong “In Event of Moon Disaster.” Join Sol in facing this impossible mystery.

The insightful Maggie Shen King visits the blog today to consider "The Cost of Convenience." As we learn in her chilling...
07/17/2019
The Cost of Convenience

The insightful Maggie Shen King visits the blog today to consider "The Cost of Convenience." As we learn in her chilling new tale "Ardy's Choice," on sale in our current issue, sometimes we don't quite know the trade we're making:

by Maggie Shen King In my short story, Ardy’s Choice, a young family sets out in its self-driving car for a Saturday outing. It encounters a situation in which it unknowingly cedes full control to …

Today's blog post is a Q&A with alternate historian Harry Turtledove—whose newest novel is just out yesterday!—about...
07/03/2019
Q&A with Harry Turtledove

Today's blog post is a Q&A with alternate historian Harry Turtledove—whose newest novel is just out yesterday!—about his story "Speaker to Emos" on sale in our current issue: https://fromearthtothestars.com/2019/07/03/qa-with-harry-turtledove/

Harry Turtledove is rounding out his fourth decade publishing with Asimov’s with a personally inspired short story, “Speaker to Emos” in our current issue [on sale now]. Here, he …

Author Leslie J. Anderson is featured on our blog today with a Q&A! Take a look to hear more about her inspirations and ...
06/26/2019
Q&A with Leslie J. Anderson

Author Leslie J. Anderson is featured on our blog today with a Q&A! Take a look to hear more about her inspirations and current projects. And don't forget to read her poem "Tell Me What the Stars Sing," on sale now.

Leslie J. Anderson’s writing process is a self-described mess, involving lots of editing and lots of ideas bouncing around at once, but we here at Asimov’s always love the end result—th…

Travel back to June 1992 for our #FBF cover by #BobWalters. Incidentally we have upcoming stories from covernames #James...
06/21/2019

Travel back to June 1992 for our #FBF cover by #BobWalters. Incidentally we have upcoming stories from covernames #JamesPatrickKelly & #RGarciayRobertson!

#asimovssciencefictionmagazine #pulpart

"The Disappeared" ponders human experience, memory, trauma, and self. Leah Cypess gives us a world where some people bec...
06/20/2019

"The Disappeared" ponders human experience, memory, trauma, and self. Leah Cypess gives us a world where some people become "The Disappeared," but what exactly happens to them while they're gone? On sale now: www.asimovs.com/store

06/19/2019
The Ocean Between the Leaves by Ray Nayler

Our newest issue hit newsstands yesterday, and now our podcast from the issue is ready to hit your ears: Ray Nayler reads his story "The Ocean Between the Leaves." Give it a listen here: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/asimovs/episodes/2019-06-18T11_22_21-07_00

Our newest podcast showcases author Ray Nayler’s lyrical tale of social, economic, and medical injustice in a distant future and the impact of yet-to-come technology in navigating these. Nayler weaves an intricate mystery that will pull you in and keep you guessing to the last. Please enjoy “The...

"Patrols had spotted the formation of German bombers, and the 586th Fighter Aviation Regiment scrambled to intercept."Ca...
06/12/2019

"Patrols had spotted the formation of German bombers, and the 586th Fighter Aviation Regiment scrambled to intercept."

Carrie Vaughn's thrilling tale that spans time and space is on sale in our current issue with an excerpt available here: https://www.asimovs.com/current-issue/story-excerpt1/

Our celebrity authors Sarah Pinsker & Allen M. Steele with editor Sheila Williams before our anthology reading & prelaun...
06/06/2019

Our celebrity authors Sarah Pinsker & Allen M. Steele with editor Sheila Williams before our anthology reading & prelaunch!

#asimovssciencefictionmagazine #authorsofinstagram #editorsofinstagram

06/06/2019

Today is our anthology prelaunch! Stop by the Upper West Side Barnes & Noble to hear Sarah Pinsker & Allen M. Steele read their award-winning stories from the anthology and to preorder the anthology!

Our anthology prelaunch event takes place tomorrow at the upper west side Barnes & Noble! Join us for a lively reading &...
06/05/2019

Our anthology prelaunch event takes place tomorrow at the upper west side Barnes & Noble! Join us for a lively reading & conversation.

Our spectacular July/August issue goes on sale in exactly two weeks. With a thrilling cover story from Suzanne Palmer, t...
06/04/2019

Our spectacular July/August issue goes on sale in exactly two weeks. With a thrilling cover story from Suzanne Palmer, this one is not to miss. We have a wide array of tales by Tegan Moore, Nick Wolven, Ian McHugh, Ray Nayler, Leah Cypess, Dominica Phetteplace, Maggie Shen King, Chris Willrich & Harry Turtledove, and poems by Robert Frazier, Leslie J. Anderson, Bruce Boston, Sandra Lindow & Peter Payack, and of course our regular columns including an editorial announcing the Dell Magazines Award winner. Cover art by the talented Maurizio Manzieri.

‪“The world is always a map of the world.” 🌍 Reward yourself for making it through Monday with a dose of calm f...
06/03/2019

‪“The world is always a map of the world.” 🌍 Reward yourself for making it through Monday with a dose of calm from our featured poem for the May/June issue: https://www.asimovs.com/current-issue/poetry/

Ted Kosmatka visits our blog today to chat about his tense new story "Sacrificial Iron," the many jobs he's held (beside...
05/29/2019
Q&A with Ted Kosmatka

Ted Kosmatka visits our blog today to chat about his tense new story "Sacrificial Iron," the many jobs he's held (besides writing, of course!), and his thoughts on a Mars colony: https://fromearthtothestars.com/2019/05/29/qa-with-ted-kosmatka/

Ted Kosmatka sold his first story to Asimov’s over a decade ago and went on to win a Readers’ Award a few years later. We always welcome new stories from him, so we were thrilled to pub…

#FBF to last weekend at the SFWA conference #Nebulas2019 banquet with (1) Connie Willis, Emily Hockaday, James Patrick K...
05/24/2019

#FBF to last weekend at the SFWA conference #Nebulas2019 banquet with (1) Connie Willis, Emily Hockaday, James Patrick Kelly, Sheila Williams & Michael Cassutt & (2) Emily Hockaday, James Patrick Kelly & Sheila Williams

Our 2018 readers' award winners are announced! Congratulations to David Gerrold, Ctein,  Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Rich La...
05/23/2019
2018 Readers’ Award

Our 2018 readers' award winners are announced! Congratulations to David Gerrold, Ctein, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Rich Larson, Suzanne Palmer & Eldar Zakirov: https://fromearthtothestars.com/2019/05/23/2018-readers-award/

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Asimov’s Science Fiction’s Readers’ Award. They are:   Best Novella: “Bubble and Squeak” by Ctein and David Gerrold (5-6/18) Be…

Today's blog post features poet Jenny Blackford, who discusses the muse behind her poem "Quantum String," on sale now in...
05/22/2019
Q&A with Jenny Blackford

Today's blog post features poet Jenny Blackford, who discusses the muse behind her poem "Quantum String," on sale now in our current May/June issue. Get to know Jenny here: https://fromearthtothestars.com/2019/05/22/qa-with-jenny-blackford/

Jenny Blackford is new to the pages of Asimov’s, so we asked her to introduce herself—and her muse Felix!—to our readers. You can find her poem “Quantum String” in our May/June is…

Sheila Williams & Emily Hockaday making devious plans to coerce our talented authors Sarah Pinsker & Andy Duncan to the ...
05/18/2019

Sheila Williams & Emily Hockaday making devious plans to coerce our talented authors Sarah Pinsker & Andy Duncan to the yearly Brooklyn Book Festival this fall. Stay tuned!

#nebulas2019 #asimovssciencefictionmagazine #conlife

Your editors Sheila Williams and Emily Hockaday enjoying the company of @uncanny_magazine coeditor Michael Damian Thomas...
05/17/2019

Your editors Sheila Williams and Emily Hockaday enjoying the company of @uncanny_magazine coeditor Michael Damian Thomas and authors Sarah Pinsker & James Patrick Kelly at the #Nebulas2019 !

05/17/2019
Sacrificial Iron

‪Have you checked out our excerpt of Ted Kosmatka’s “Sacrificial Iron” yet? Find it here: https://www.asimovs.com/current-issue/story-excerpt2/

This one is also available as a podcast read by RJ Carey, so you won’t be left too long with a cliffhanger: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/asimovs/episodes/2019-04-30T08_26_46-07_00‬

In Ted Kosmatka's "Sacrificial Iron," all of Earth looks on as two astronauts clash during their life-spanning mission. Please enjoy this tale about the human psyche as it is tested by the vast vacuum of space. "Sacrificial Iron” is read by R.J. Carey and written by Ted Kosmatka.

#FBF 40 years to May 1979!
05/10/2019

#FBF 40 years to May 1979!

So happy to see that Julie Novakova's story "The Gift" and David Gerrold & Ctein's story "Bubble & Squeak" will be appea...
05/09/2019
Selections Announced for Horton’s 2019 Year’s Best SF & F

So happy to see that Julie Novakova's story "The Gift" and David Gerrold & Ctein's story "Bubble & Squeak" will be appearing in the 2019 Year's Best anthology: http://file770.com/selections-announced-for-hortons-2019-years-best-sf-f/

Editor Rich Horton has released the list of stories in The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2019 Edition. “The Spires” by Alec Nevala-Lee (Analog, 3-4/18) “The Unnecessary Parts of the St…

05/09/2019

For those in the NYC area, you won't want to miss our newest anthology launch featuring readings from Allen M. Steele & Sarah Pinsker! Get your copy signed and schmooze with readers, authors, and editor Sheila Williams.

Poet G. O. Clark visits the blog with the meandering thought process that led to "Distracted While Gardening," which app...
05/08/2019
Daydreaming as Survival

Poet G. O. Clark visits the blog with the meandering thought process that led to "Distracted While Gardening," which appears in our current issue on sale now: https://fromearthtothestars.com/2019/05/08/daydreaming-as-survival/

by G.O. Clark My poem “Distracted While Gardening” [on sale in the current Asimov’s now] is like a snapshot of my day-to-day routine and randomness of my thought processes. There are 30-year-…

Novelist and short story writer Carrie Vaughn appears in our May/June issue—on sale now—with a very satisfying novel...
05/02/2019
Q&A with Carrie Vaughn

Novelist and short story writer Carrie Vaughn appears in our May/June issue—on sale now—with a very satisfying novella following the unique trajectory of an aviator in WWII. Learn more about this story with today's blog post: https://fromearthtothestars.com/2019/05/02/qa-with-carrie-vaughn-2/

Carrie Vaughn hasn’t explored novella-length stories until recently, and we were lucky enough to publish one of her first experiments with them, “Gremlin,” in our May/June issue […

04/30/2019
Sacrificial Iron

Celebrate the close of April with a NEW podcast—"Sacrificial Iron" is a thrilling tale of rivalry and space exploration, written by Ted Kosmatka & read by R.J. Carey: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/asimovs/episodes/2019-04-30T08_26_46-07_00

In Ted Kosmatka's "Sacrificial Iron," all of Earth looks on as two astronauts clash during their life-spanning mission. Please enjoy this tale about the human psyche as it is tested by the vast vacuum of space. "Sacrificial Iron” is read by R.J. Carey and written by Ted Kosmatka.

04/26/2019
Asimov's Poetry Podcast for National Poetry Month 2019

There's a few more days left in 2019's National Poetry Month—If you haven't listened yet to our special poetry podcast, now is the perfect time: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/asimovs/episodes/2019-04-05T08_08_43-07_00

Enjoy a curated selection of poems from recent Asimov's issues including: "Wobble" read & written by Richard Schiffman, "Room with a View" written by G.O. Clark & read by R.J. Carey, "First Contact" read & written by Stuart Greenhouse, "Crane Wife" written by Jane Yolen & read by Jac...

Today Peter Wood visits the blog with a message about why "The Future Is for Regular Folks" and how to keep science fict...
04/24/2019
The Future Is for Regular Folks

Today Peter Wood visits the blog with a message about why "The Future Is for Regular Folks" and how to keep science fiction grounded in concrete details that make believable the more ... fantastic details—for instance different factions of BBQ lovers: https://bit.ly/2vgYNum

by Peter Wood “Never the Twain Shall Meet,” my story in this month’s Asimov’s [on sale now], is about many things speculative. It also delves into North Carolina pork barbecue and college sports. W…

#FBF #LuciusShepard #KimStanleyRobinson #LisaGoldstein #JoeHaldeman
04/12/2019

#FBF #LuciusShepard #KimStanleyRobinson #LisaGoldstein #JoeHaldeman

Coming to newsstands Tuesday April 23rd....
04/12/2019

Coming to newsstands Tuesday April 23rd....

04/08/2019
Asimov's Poetry Podcast for National Poetry Month 2019

New week new plug for our special #NaPoMo podcast: Celebrate National Poetry Month right by setting 15 minutes aside this week for some swoon-inducing poetry pulled from recent Asimov's issues: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/asimovs/episodes/2019-04-05T08_08_43-07_00

Enjoy a curated selection of poems from recent Asimov's issues including: "Wobble" read & written by Richard Schiffman, "Room with a View" written by G.O. Clark & read by R.J. Carey, "First Contact" read & written by Stuart Greenhouse, "Crane Wife" written by Jane Yolen & read by Jac...

#FBF to April 1981
04/05/2019

#FBF to April 1981

04/05/2019
Asimov's Poetry Podcast for National Poetry Month 2019

Your Friday treat: Our #NaPoMo podcast is ready! Tune in for a curated reading of 11 different poems from the pages of Asimov's. Featuring poets Jane Yolen, Bruce McAllister, Bruce Boston, Jarod K. Anderson, G.O. Clark, Richard Schiffman, Stuart Greenhouse, Suzanne Palmer, Fred D. White, F.J. Bergmann, and Garrison Kammer with the voices of R.J. Carey, Jackie Sherbow, Trevor Quachri, and Sheila Williams!

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Enjoy a curated selection of poems from recent Asimov's issues including: "Wobble" by Richard Schiffman, "Room with a View" by G.O. Clark, "First Contact" by Stuart Greenhouse, "Crane Wife" by Jane Yolen, "Synesthesia," by Bruce Boston, "Almost Certainly a Time Traveler," by Jarod K. Anderson, "Blac...

We welcome Rammel Chan to the blog this week: He discusses his story "Tourists" (on sale now and available as a free pod...
04/03/2019
Q&A with Rammel Chan

We welcome Rammel Chan to the blog this week: He discusses his story "Tourists" (on sale now and available as a free podcast) and how it speaks to his experience at Kundiman and as a visitor of Paris. Learn about him here: https://fromearthtothestars.com/2019/04/03/qa-with-rammel-chan/

Rammel Chan considers his short story in our March/April issue [on sale now] his first “big break” in his writing career. He’s already experienced that with his primary gig, actin…

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