Forget the Avengers meeting the Guardians of the Galaxy; the biggest crossover of the summer isn’t in theaters, it’s in next month’s issue—black-ops agent extraordinaire Draiken comes face to face with infamous lawyer/killer Andrea Cort, and when they go toe-to-toe, who will come out on top? Why, the readers, of course. Find out more next month in “A Stab of the Knife,” from Adam-Troy Castro.
Then our fact article is a Science Behind the Story piece that takes a look at all the genetics and quantum physics that went into Derek Künsken’s serial, The Quantum Magician, which wrapped up in this very issue.
Then we have a host of novelettes and short stories, including a look at some very alien yet suspiciously familiar creatures in “Until We Are Utterly Destroyed,” by Frank Wu; an adventure among the asteroids with lethal stakes in “Potosi” from Joe Pitkin; a unique take on exploration in “Open Source Space,” by C. Stuart Hardwick; a treasure hunter in the far future with a valuable relic of forgotten technology in Auston Habershaw’s “A Crystal Dipped in Dreams”; a tale of how sometimes our hypotheses don’t pan out, even when you’re an icon of SF, in “New Frontiers of the Mind,” by Andy Duncan; an unusual way of remembering those close to us, in “Eulogy for an Immortal,” by Robert James Herndon; and more, from Marissa Lingen, Evan Dicken, Mary Soon Lee, Alex Shvartsman & Alvaro Zimos-Amaro, Mary E. Lowd, Kris Dikeman, M. Bennardo, Stephen L. Burns, Jacob A. Boyd, Eduardo Vaquerizo, and Daniel Peterson, as well as all our regular columns . . . plus maybe even a special feature or two!
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