Went to the mailbox today and found two copies of the June Asimov’s shrink-wrapped together in a nice, tight little package. The label on the outside was not my standard subscription label, but my name and address was there. Looking at it, I guessed that perhaps I was supposed to received a couple of author’s copies of the June Analog, where my story “Take One for the Road” appears. And I guessed further that perhaps I was sent Asimov’s by accident.
Well, that looks like the case. When I opened up the first issue to scan the table of contents, a form for ordering additional copies at a discounted “author’s rate” fell out.
It’s a happy accident, all together, since the lead novella is by Mary Robinette Kowal (with gorgeous cover art by Jacques Barbey) and I enjoy Mary’s short fiction quite a bit. The downside, of course, is that Mary’s novella takes up literally half of the magazine and I’m trying to figure out where I am going to find the time to read it!