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  1. A Connecticut Yankee in Criminal Court (1996)
    1 Review
  2. Death on the Mississippi (1995)
    1 Review
  3. Departments
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    On Books (5 Reviews)
    A Song for Arbonne, by Guy Gavriel Kay
    1. A Song for Arbonne by Guy Gavriel Kay
    2. Mirror Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold
    3. Dark Mirror by Diane Duane
    4. Sam Gunn, Unlimited by Ben Bova
    5. The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump by Harry Turtledove
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, June 1994, pp. 164-175
  4. [+]
    On Books (6 Reviews)
    Foreigner, by C.J. Cherryh
    1. Foreigner by C.J. Cherryh
    2. The Iron Dragon's Daughter by Michael Swanwick
    3. Rude Astronauts by Allen Steele
    4. The Voyage by David Drake
    5. Five Hundred Years After by Steven Brust
    6. Larque on the Wing by Nancy Springer
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, October 1994, pp. 163-175
  5. [+]
    On Books (5 Reviews)
    The Millennial Project, by Marshall T. Savage
    1. The Millennial Project by Marshall T. Savage
    2. Heavy Weather by Bruce Sterling
    3. The Secret Oceans by Betty Ballantine
    4. Bride of the Rat God by Barbara Hambly
    5. H.P. Lovecraft: Miscellaneous Writings by S.T. Joshi and H.P. Lovecraft
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, July 1995, pp. 164-175
  6. [+]
    On Books (6 Reviews)
    Ring of Swords, by Eleanor Arnason
    1. Ring of Swords by Eleanor Arnason
    2. This Side of Judgment by J.R. Dunn
    3. Alien Heat by Lynn S. Hightower
    4. The Hollowing by Robert Holdstock
    5. Gene Roddenberry: The Last Conversation by Yvonne Fern and Gene Roddenberry
    6. The Overlook Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction by Phil Hardy
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, March 1995, pp. 164-175
  7. [+]
    On Books (5 Reviews)
    New Legends, by Greg Bear and Martin Harry Greenberg
    1. New Legends by Greg Bear and Martin Harry Greenberg
    2. Humility Garden by Felicity Savage
    3. The Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay
    4. Carlucci's Edge by Richard Paul Russo
    5. Ill Wind by Kevin J. Anderson and Doug Beason
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, November 1995, pp. 309-319
  8. [+]
    On Books (4 Reviews)
    The Memory Cathedral, by Jack Dann
    1. The Memory Cathedral by Jack Dann
    2. Brightness Reef by David Brin
    3. Oaths and Miracles by Nancy Kress
    4. The Two Georges by Richard Dreyfuss and Harry Turtledove
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, August 1996, pp. 150-159
  9. [+]
    On Books (5 Reviews)
    1968~~Nineteen Sixty-Eight, by Joe Haldeman
    1. 1968~~Nineteen Sixty-Eight by Joe Haldeman
    2. Alvin Journeyman by Orson Scott Card
    3. Psykosis by Wilhelmina Baird
    4. Amnesia Moon by Jonathan Lethem
    5. Longitude by Dava Sobel
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, March 1996, pp. 148-159
  10. [+]
    On Books (5 Reviews)
    Firestar, by Michael F. Flynn
    1. Firestar by Michael F. Flynn
    2. Whiteout by Sage Walker
    3. Attila's Treasure by Stephan Grundy
    4. The Farseer: Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb
    5. The Farseer: Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, February 1997, pp. 152-159
  11. [+]
    On Books (4 Reviews)
    Starplex, by Robert J. Sawyer
    1. Starplex by Robert J. Sawyer
    2. City on Fire by Walter Jon Williams
    3. The Still by David Feintuch
    4. Imagined Worlds by Freeman Dyson
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, July 1997, pp. 151-159
  12. [+]
    On Books (5 Reviews)
    Night Lamp, by Jack Vance
    1. Night Lamp by Jack Vance
    2. Synthesis and Other Virtual Realities by Mary Rosenblum
    3. The Golden Key by Melanie Rawn, Jennifer Roberson, and Kate Elliott, ...
    4. Godmother Night by Rachel Pollack
    5. Everybody's Comet by Alan Hale
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, March 1997, pp. 150-159
  13. [+]
    On Books (5 Reviews)
    Slippage, by Harlan Ellison
    1. Slippage by Harlan Ellison
    2. The Art of Arrow Cutting by Stephen Dedman
    3. Assassin's Quest by Robin Hobb
    4. Visions by Michio Kaku
    5. Beyond Star Trek by Lawrence M. Krauss
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, April 1998, pp. 150-159
  14. [+]
    On Books (5 Reviews)
    Destiny's Road, by Larry Niven
    1. Destiny's Road by Larry Niven
    2. Billions and Billions by Carl Sagan
    3. All-American Alien Boy by Allen Steele
    4. A Geography of Unknown Lands by Michael Swanwick
    5. The Tough Guide to Fantasyland by Diana Wynne Jones
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, January 1998, pp. 146-152
  15. [+]
    On Books (3 Reviews)
    Ports of Call, by Jack Vance
    1. Ports of Call by Jack Vance
    2. Vance Space by Michael Andre-Driussi
    3. Mind Matters by James P. Hogan
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, July 1998, pp. 137-143
  16. [+]
    On Books (6 Reviews)
    Future Perfect, by Jeff Greenwald
    1. Future Perfect by Jeff Greenwald
    2. To Seek Out New Life by Athena Andreadis
    3. Life Signs by Robert Jenkins and Susan C. Jenkins
    4. Treks Not Taken by Steven R. Boyett
    5. Against the Tide of Years by S.M. Stirling
    6. In the Rift by Marion Zimmer Bradley and Holly Lisle
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, January 1999, pp. 131-136
  17. [+]
    On Books (4 Reviews)
    Moonseed, by Stephen Baxter
    1. Moonseed by Stephen Baxter
    2. Sailing to Sarantium by Guy Gavriel Kay
    3. What Remains to Be Discovered by John Maddox
    4. The Sci-Fi Channel Encyclopedia of TV Science Fiction by Roger Fulton and John Betancourt
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, May 1999, pp. 136-141
  18. [+]
    On Books (5 Reviews)
    The Stars Asunder, by Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald
    1. The Stars Asunder by Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald
    2. A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge
    3. Against the Tide of Years by S.M. Stirling
    4. Paris in the Twentieth Century by Jules Verne
    5. Deep Time by Gregory Benford
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, September 1999, pp. 136-141
  19. [+]
    On Books (5 Reviews)
    Ender's Shadow, by Orson Scott Card
    1. Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card
    2. The Terrorists of Irustan by Louise Marley
    3. Roverandom by J.R.R. Tolkien, Christina Scull, and Wayne G. Hammond, ...
    4. Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! by Arthur C. Clarke and Ian T. MacAuley
    5. Almost Everyone's Guide to Science by John Gribbin and Mary Gribbin
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, January 2000, pp. 131-135
  20. [+]
    On Books (5 Reviews)
    The Stone Canal, by Ken MacLeod
    1. The Stone Canal by Ken MacLeod
    2. Foreign Bodies by Stephen Dedman
    3. The Man of Maybe Half-a-Dozen Faces by Ray Vukcevich
    4. The Dictionary of Imaginary Places by Alberto Manguel and Gianni Guadalupi
    5. Ingenious Pursuits by Lisa Jardine
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, June 2000, pp. 136-141
  21. [+]
    On Books (6 Reviews)
    Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson
    1. Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
    2. Shiva 3000 by Jan Lars Jensen
    3. The Martian Race by Gregory Benford
    4. Darwin's Radio by Greg Bear
    5. Code of Conduct by Kristine Smith
    6. The UFO Enigma by Peter A. Sturrock
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, March 2000, pp. 137-141
  22. [+]
    On Books (8 Reviews)
    Forever Free, by Joe Haldeman
    1. Forever Free by Joe Haldeman
    2. Manifold: Time by Stephen Baxter
    3. The Chosen by Ricardo Pinto
    4. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
    5. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
    6. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
    7. The SFWA Grand Masters, Volume One by Frederik Pohl
    8. The SFWA Grand Masters, Volume Two by Frederik Pohl
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, September 2000, pp. 137-141
  23. [+]
    On Books (6 Reviews)
    The Telling, by Ursula K. Le Guin
    1. The Telling by Ursula K. Le Guin
    2. Dark Sleeper by Jeffrey E. Barlough
    3. The Sky Road by Ken MacLeod
    4. Fools Errant by Matthew Hughes
    5. Night of Madness by Lawrence Watt-Evans
    6. American Monster by Paul Semonin
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, April 2001, pp. 136-141
  24. [+]
    On Books (6 Reviews)
    Calculating God, by Robert J. Sawyer
    1. Calculating God by Robert J. Sawyer
    2. When the King Comes Home by Caroline Stevermer
    3. The Best of Lester Del Rey by Lester del Rey
    4. Dark Matter by Sheree R. Thomas
    5. Man of Two Worlds by Julius Schwartz and Brian M. Thomsen
    6. Parasite Rex by Carl Zimmer
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, January 2001, pp. 131-136
  25. [+]
    On Books (6 Reviews)
    The Amber Spyglass, by Philip Pullman
    1. The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
    2. The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke by Arthur C. Clarke
    3. Jupiter by Ben Bova
    4. The Graveyard Game by Kage Baker
    5. Redemolished by Alfred Bester
    6. The Ape and the Sushi Master by Frans de Waal
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, July 2001, pp. 136-141
  26. [+]
    On Books (6 Reviews)
    Tales from Earthsea, by Ursula K. LeGuin
    1. Tales from Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin
    2. Ship of Fools by Richard Paul Russo
    3. The Secret of Life by Paul McAuley
    4. Manifold: Space by Stephen Baxter
    5. What if Our World Is Their Heaven? by Gwen Lee, Doris Elaine Sauter, and Philip K. Dick, ...
    6. The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, September 2001, pp. 137-141
  27. [+]
    On Books (5 Reviews)
    The Other Wind, by Ursula K. Le Guin
    1. The Other Wind by Ursula K. Le Guin
    2. Bones of the Earth by Michael Swanwick
    3. The Free Lunch by Spider Robinson
    4. The Ice Limit by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
    5. Our Cosmic Habitat by Martin Rees
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, April 2002, pp. 137-141
  28. [+]
    On Books (5 Reviews)
    Revelation Space, by Alastair Reynolds
    1. Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds
    2. The Pickup Artist by Terry Bisson
    3. A Shortage of Engineers by Robert Grossbach
    4. J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century by Tom Shippey
    5. The Giant Leap by Adrian Berry
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, January 2002, pp. 132-136
  29. [+]
    On Books (6 Reviews)
    Psychohistorical Crisis, by Donald Kingsbury
    1. Psychohistorical Crisis by Donald Kingsbury
    2. Angelmass by Timothy Zahn
    3. Kushiel's Chosen by Jacqueline Carey
    4. The House in the High Wood by Jeffrey E. Barlough
    5. J by William Sanders
    6. The Age of Science by Gerard Piel
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, June 2002, pp. 136-140
  30. [+]
    On Books (6 Reviews)
    Transcension, by Damien Broderick
    1. Transcension by Damien Broderick
    2. The Peshawar Lancers by S.M. Stirling
    3. Whole Wide World by Paul McAuley
    4. Vitals by Greg Bear
    5. True Names and The Opening of the Cyberspace Frontier by Vernor Vinge and James Frenkel
    6. The Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen Hawking
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, September 2002, pp. 136-140
  31. [+]
    On Books (5 Reviews)
    Chasm City, by Alastair Reynolds
    1. Chasm City by Alastair Reynolds
    2. The Alchemist's Door by Lisa Goldstein
    3. Charisma by Steven Barnes
    4. Karel Capek: Life and Work by Ivan Klima
    5. The Turk by Tom Standage
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, January 2003, pp. 131-136
  32. [+]
    On Books (5 Reviews)
    Chindi, by Jack McDevitt
    1. Chindi by Jack McDevitt
    2. The Witch Queen by Jan Siegel
    3. Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang
    4. The Gryphon's Skull by H.N. Turteltaub
    5. The Magical Worlds of the "Lord of the Rings" by David Colbert
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, May 2003, pp. 136-141
  33. [+]
    On Books (5 Reviews)
    The Fall of the Kings, by Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman
    1. The Fall of the Kings by Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman
    2. The Briar King by Greg Keyes
    3. Snare by Katharine Kerr
    4. The Life and Death of Planet Earth by Peter D. Ward
    5. Six Degrees by Duncan J. Watts
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, September 2003, pp. 137-141
  34. [+]
    On Books (6 Reviews)
    The Eyre Affair, by Jasper Fforde
    1. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
    2. The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross
    3. The Coyote Kings of the Space-Age Bachelor Pad by Minister Faust
    4. Olympic Games by Leslie What
    5. Newton's Wake by Ken MacLeod
    6. Evolution: The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory by Edward J. Larson
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, December 2004, pp. 136-141
  35. [+]
    On Books (6 Reviews)
    Evolution, by Stephen Baxter
    1. Evolution by Stephen Baxter
    2. Threshold by Sara Douglass
    3. Nine Layers of Sky by Liz Williams
    4. Spin State by Chris Moriarty
    5. Shadows Over Baker Street by Michael Reaves and John Pelan
    6. The Best American Science Writing 2003 by Oliver Sacks and Jesse Cochen
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, February 2004, pp. 136-141
  36. [+]
    On Books (5 Reviews)
    The Salt Roads, by Nalo Hopkinson
    1. The Salt Roads by Nalo Hopkinson
    2. Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
    3. Cigar-Box Faust and Other Miniatures by Michael Swanwick
    4. Coalescent by Stephen Baxter
    5. Lonely Planets by David Grinspoon
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, June 2004, pp. 136-141
  37. [+]
    On Books (7 Reviews)
    Medalon, by Jennifer Fallon
    1. Medalon by Jennifer Fallon
    2. Two Trains Running by Lucius Shepard
    3. Queen of the Amazons by Judith Tarr
    4. !Limekiller! by Avram Davidson
    5. Tunnel in the Sky by Robert A. Heinlein
    6. Resnick at Large by Mike Resnick
    7. The Mapmaker's Wife by Robert Whitaker#2
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, September 2004, pp. 136-141
  38. [+]
    On Books (6 Reviews)
    Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, by Susanna Clarke
    1. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
    2. The Family Trade by Charles Stross
    3. The Meq by Steve Cash
    4. The Mysteries by Lisa Tuttle
    5. Marque and Reprisal by Elizabeth Moon
    6. Parallel Worlds by Michio Kaku
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, August 2005, pp. 136-141
  39. [+]
    On Books (5 Reviews)
    Paradox, by John Meaney
    1. Paradox by John Meaney
    2. The Hidden Family by Charles Stross
    3. Nebula Awards Showcase 2005 by Jack Dann
    4. Odysseus on the Rhine by Edward S. Louis
    5. Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe by Simon Singh
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, December 2005, pp. 136-141
  40. [+]
    On Books (6 Reviews)
    Absolution Gap, by Alastair Reynolds
    1. Absolution Gap by Alastair Reynolds
    2. The Green and the Gray by Timothy Zahn
    3. White Rose by R. Garcia y Robertson
    4. Lost and Found by Alan Dean Foster
    5. Davy by Edgar Pangborn
    6. Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution by Neil De Grasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, June 2005, pp. 136-141
  41. [+]
    On Books (6 Reviews)
    The Separation, by Christopher Priest
    1. The Separation by Christopher Priest
    2. Learning the World by Ken MacLeod
    3. His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik
    4. One Part Angel by George Shaffner
    5. The Planets by Dava Sobel
    6. The Cosmic Landscape by Leonard Susskind
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, August 2006, pp. 136-141
  42. [+]
    On Books (5 Reviews)
    Warrener's Beastie, by William R. Trotter
    1. Warrener's Beastie by William R. Trotter
    2. A Shadow in Summer by Daniel Abraham
    3. The Clan Corporate by Charles Stross
    4. Time Dancers by Steve Cash
    5. The DNA Detectives by Anna Meyer
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, December 2006, pp. 136-140
  43. [+]
    On Books (6 Reviews)
    Olympos, by Dan Simmons
    1. Olympos by Dan Simmons
    2. Accelerando by Charles Stross
    3. Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson
    4. The White Wolf's Son by Michael Moorcock
    5. Magic Street by Orson Scott Card
    6. The Stonehenge Gate by Jack Williamson
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, February 2006, pp. 136-141
  44. [+]
    On Books (6 Reviews)
    Century Rain, by Alastair Reynolds
    1. Century Rain by Alastair Reynolds
    2. Alanya to Alanya by L. Timmel Duchamp
    3. Woken Furies by Richard K. Morgan
    4. The Vampiricon: The Priest of Blood by Douglas Clegg
    5. The Singularity Is Near by Ray Kurzweil
    6. The Lifebox, the Seashell, and the Soul by Rudy Rucker
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, June 2006, pp. 136-140
  45. [+]
    On Books (5 Reviews)
    Foundling, by D.M. Cornish
    1. Foundling by D.M. Cornish
    2. The New Moon's Arms by Nalo Hopkinson
    3. Rollback by Robert J. Sawyer
    4. Zima Blue and Other Stories by Alastair Reynolds
    5. Cosmic Jackpot by Paul Davies
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, August 2007, pp. 136-141
  46. [+]
    On Books (6 Reviews)
    Slan Hunter, by A.E. Van Vogt and Kevin J. Anderson
    1. Slan Hunter by A.E. Van Vogt and Kevin J. Anderson
    2. Breakfast with the Ones You Love by Eliot Fintushel
    3. Renegade by L. Timmel Duchamp
    4. The Game by Diana Wynne Jones
    5. An Unexpected Apprentice by Jody Lynn Nye
    6. The New Time Travelers by David Toomey
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, December 2007, pp. 136-141
  47. [+]
    On Books (5 Reviews)
    James Tiptree, Jr., by Julie Phillips
    1. James Tiptree, Jr. by Julie Phillips
    2. The Privilege of the Sword by Ellen Kushner
    3. The Demon and the City by Liz Williams
    4. Earth Abides by George R. Stewart
    5. The Survival Imperative by William E. Burrows
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, February 2007, pp. 137-141
  48. [+]
    On Books (6 Reviews)
    Fledgling, by Octavia E. Butler
    1. Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler
    2. The Terror by Dan Simmons
    3. Glasshouse by Charles Stross
    4. The Swarm by Frank Schatzing
    5. The Time Traveller by Ronald L. Mallett and Bruce Henderson
    6. Worldcon Guest of Honor Speeches by Mike Resnick and Joe Siclari
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, June 2007, pp. 133-139
  49. [+]
    On Books (4 Reviews)
    Hunter's Run, by Gardner Dozois, George R.R. Martin, and Daniel Abraham, ...
    1. Hunter's Run by Gardner Dozois, George R.R. Martin, and Daniel Abraham, ...
    2. The Last Light of the Sun by Guy Gavriel Kay
    3. Odyssey by Jack McDevitt
    4. Black Ships by Jo Graham
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, August 2008, pp. 137-141
  50. [+]
    On Books (4 Reviews)
    Implied Spaces, by Walter Jon Williams
    1. Implied Spaces by Walter Jon Williams
    2. Fallen by Tim Lebbon
    3. The Queen's Bastard by C.E. Murphy
    4. Tim: Defender of the Earth! by Sam Enthoven
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, December 2008, pp. 107-111
  51. [+]
    On Books (5 Reviews)
    The Dragons of Babel, by Michael Swanwick
    1. The Dragons of Babel by Michael Swanwick
    2. End of the World Blues by Jon Courtenay Grimwood
    3. Pushing Ice by Alastair Reynolds
    4. The Spiral Labyrinth by Matthew Hughes
    5. Different Engines by Mark Brake and Rev. Neil Hook
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, June 2008, pp. 136-140
  52. [+]
    On Books (6 Reviews)
    The Merchants' War, by Charles Stross
    1. The Merchants' War by Charles Stross
    2. The Aremac Project by Gerald M. Weinberg
    3. Pebble in the Sky by Isaac Asimov
    4. Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine by Sheila Williams
    5. New Theories of Everything by John D. Barrow
    6. Lives of the Planets by Richard Corfield
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, March 2008, pp. 136-141
  53. [+]
    On Books (6 Reviews)
    An Evil Guest, by Gene Wolfe
    1. An Evil Guest by Gene Wolfe
    2. The Word of God by Thomas M. Disch
    3. Havemercy by Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett
    4. Singularity's Ring by Paul Melko
    5. Dogs by Nancy Kress
    6. Upgrade Me by Brian Clegg
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, February 2009, pp. 107-111
  54. A Phule and His Money (1999)
    1 Review
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