Short fiction I read in March 2012

Here is what I read in March:

  1. Living in the Eighties by David Ira Cleary (Asimov’s 4/12). [3/2/2012]
  2. Some Curious Effects of Time Travel by L. Sprague de Camp (Astounding, April 1942). [3/2/2012]
  3. Pig Trap by Malcolm Jameson (Astounding, April 1942). [3/2/2012]
  4. Time Pussy by Isaac Asimov (as by George E. Dale) (Astounding, April 1942). [3/2/2012]
  5. Mama, We are Zhenya, Your Son by Tom Crosshill (Lightspeed, 4/11). [3/2/2012]
  6. Movement by Nancy Fulda (Asimov’s, 3/11). [3/2/2012]
  7. Shipbirth by Aliette de Bodard (Asimov’s 2/11). [3/5/2012]
  8. The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu (F&SF 3-4/11). [3/5/2012]
  9. The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees by E. Lily Yu (Clarkesworld, 4/11). [3/5/2012]
  10. Asylum by A. E. van Vogt (Astounding, May 1942). [3/8/2012]
  11. Forever Is Not So Long by F. Anton Reeds (Astounding, May 1942). [3/8/2012]
  12. Action Comics #7: City in a Bottle by Grant Morrison. [3/8/2012]
  13. Foundation by Isaac Asimov (Astounding, May 1942). [3/10/2012]
  14. Beyond This Horizon, Part 2 by Anson MacDonald (Astounding, May 1942) [3/16/2012]
  15. Push of a Finger by Alfred Bester (Astounding, May 1942) [3/18/12]
  16. Bridle and Saddle by Isaac Asimov (Astounding, June 1942) [3/19/12]
  17. The Slaver by L. Ron Hubbard (Astounding, June 1942). [3/21/2012]
  18. On Pain of Death by Robert Moore Williams (Astounding, June 1942). [3/28/2012]
  19. A Nose for News by Roby Wentz (Astounding, June 1942) [3/28/2012]
  20. My Name Is Legion by Lester del Rey (Astounding, June 1942). [3/29/2012]
  21. Hitler at Nuremberg by Barry N. Malzberg (Collection). [3/30/2012]
  22. Time Dredge by Robert Arthur (Astounding, June 1942). [3/31/2012]
  23. Mudman by M. Krulfeld (Astounding, June 1942). [3/31/2012]
  24. Proof by Hal Clement (Astounding, June 1942). [3/31/2012]

Not quite my story-per-day (I’m 7 stories short by that measure) but still not too bad. And quite a few stories worth recommended (they appear in bold). As it turns out, I finished the month 2 stories short of 200 since I began keeping my list in September of last year. Two hundred stories in seven months is pretty darn good in my book.

Here’s how the numbers break down for March:

Market Comic Short Story Novelette Novella Serial Total
Asimov’s 2 1 3
Astounding 9 6 1 16
Clarkesworld 1 1
Collection 1 1
DC Comics 1 1
F&SF 1 1
Lightspeed 1 1
Total 1 15 6 1 1 24

And as always, if you are looking for inexpensive entertainment, a subscription to one of the many terrific science fiction and fantasy magazines out there is cheaper than an evening out at the movies.

One thought on “Short fiction I read in March 2012

  1. Jamie,

    I have to say, you have me beat as far as fiction read. Maybe. Numbers, anyway. I’ve read a couple of novels this month, but not a whole lot of short fiction, even though it’s a great way to indulge in alternate worlds for only a quick trip.

    I’ve passed along the Liebster Award on to you; take it or leave it as you will. It’s my endorsement of a great blog. Keep writing, and I’ll keep reading.

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