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Andrea K Höst

Australian writer of science fiction and fantasy.

Clarkesworld Magazine Issue 74

Clarkesworld Magazine Issue 74 - Neil Clarke,  Maggie Clark,  Brooke Wonders,  E. Catherine Tobler,  Mark Cole,  Peter Hodges,  Lev A.C. Rosen I'll have to do this review in stages as I read. Have picked up a Clarkesworld submission, which I'll keep running for a while, to see whether I like the general style of the magazine (impossible to judge from just one issue).(To See the Other) Whole Against the Sky by E. Catherine Tobler First story is about space exploration having issues with the people on the ships murdering each other (or having sex and then murdering each other), meaning only loners are any use for space travel. Made me wonder how on earth small isolated tribes manage not to murder each other.Bounced right off the style of the story and flipping through it.Aquatica by Maggie ClarkStory about a gender-divided (large, long-lived females, small, quickly-dying males) aquatic race. Struggled to get into it, but caught up by hatred/resentment of male character, and his quest to broaden his tiny existence in some way.Everything Must Go by Brooke WondersA living house in a dying suburb. Kind of high magic realism. Intriguing, sad, not particularly enjoyable.Three non-fiction entries - one on Asimov's 'psychohistory', a second an interview with Mark Lawrence, and the third a discussion of importance/absence of GLBT in SFF.