Our December issue starts off with a spectacular Bob Eggleton cover for Brad R. Torgersen’s novelette, “Ray of Light,” which is one of the more unusual post-apocalypse stories you’re likely to read. Given a catastrophe big enough to force practically everybody into hiding, one of the central and most important questions is, “When can you go back out?” It’s especially difficult when your hiding place is as unusual as this one, and when you have to stay there long enough to start forgetting what’s outside. . . .
Richard A. Lovett’s science fact article is about a sneakier, closer-to-home problem. We’ve all heard a lot about the potential perils of excessive global warming, but Lovett examines a subtle side effect: Given that the rate of chemical reactions depends on temperature, would increasing global temperatures pack a double whammy by making toxins more toxic?
We also have a typically wide range of other stories, by writers like Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Charles E. Gannon, Brad Aiken, Susan Forest, Kyle Kirkland, Dave Creek—and maybe a little something for the season.
Congratulations to our Hugo Award nominees
Eight Miles by Sean McMullen
That Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made by Eric James Stone
Analog is Up In Space!
Chosen for the library
on the International Space Station.
"phantom sense" by Richard A. Lovett & Mark Niemann-Ross
I’ve never understood how it could be stalking if all you’re trying to do is keep her safe. I just want to be a good father. Make up for all those years of being AWOL because CI-MEMS is a full-time job. You can’t be a father and CI-MEMS. That is, you can be one...