Our December issue leads off with “Imperfect Gods,” a new novelette in C. Sanford Lowe and G. David Nordley’s series about a research project so big that it won’t fit in one storyor even one solar system, or one century. “Kremer’s Limit,” in our July/August issue, was set relatively close to home; “Imperfect Gods” takes place in a colony around Groombridge 34A (almost twelve light-years away), on a planet called New Antarcticaat story time the most Earthlike extrasolar planet but, as the name suggests, still quite different. And if you think cooperation over such times and distances is easy . . .
We also have a very different novelette by Grey Rollins, and a potpourri of stories by such writers as Wil McCarthy, Jerry Oltion, and Catherine H. Shaffer, including a little something for the season. “Floatworlds,” the science fact article by Stephen L. Gillett, Ph.D., looks at a type of world familiar in science fiction, and where such places might actually exist and what they might be like.
And, of course, we have Part III of Robert J. Sawyer’s four-part novel Rollback.