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.

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.

1 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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