The June Asimov’s (times two)

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!

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.