Analog technology Fiction and truth, December 2014, quantity CXXXIV No. 12
Trevor Quachri, editor
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"The Anomaly" via C. W. Johnson
"Humans First!" by way of Kyle Kirkland

Short Stories
"Dino Mate" via Rosemary Claire Smith
"Citizen of the Galaxy" by way of Evan Dicken
"Mammals" by means of David D. Levine
"Saboteur" through Ken Liu
"Twist of Coil" via Miki Dare
"Racing the Tide" by way of Craig DeLancey

"Crash" by means of John F. Keane

Science Fact
"Speared" by way of Tom Ligon, Stephanie Osborn, Arlan Andrews Sr

"Probability 0: All Too Human" by way of Paul Carlson
Guest Editorial: "A selection of Apocalypses" through Howard V. Hendrick
Alternate View: "Hacking the Genome Alphabet" via John G. Cramer
"Biolog: Rosemary Claire Smith" by way of Richard A. Lovettrtledove, Joe Haldeman and Ben Bova.

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When we got him up and he was able to talk again, he said the entire rig was covered by an octopus. He swore it was a hundred meters across. ” “Much too risky. ” “We did get a glimpse of a tentacle—but no way of judging its size. ” “Very funny. My guess is that it’s found a free lunch. ” Bradley did indeed. Far from being damaging to the environment, virtually all underwater artifacts were irresistibly attractive to marine life, and often became a target for fishing boats and a paradise for anglers.

As Jim Cameron remarks on the jacket, Pellegrino brings the Titanic back to life. Colombo, Sri Lanka PRELUDE 1 SUMMER OF ’74 There must be better ways, Jason Bradley kept telling himself, of celebrating one’s twenty-first birthday than attending a mass funeral; but at least he had no emotional involvement. He wondered if Operation JENNIFER’s director, or his CIA sidekicks, even knew the names of the sixty-three Russian sailors they were now consigning to the deep. The whole ceremony seemed utterly unreal, and the presence of the camera crew added yet another dimension of fantasy.

What is it, he asked himself, that moves me so much? The fact that this really happened, and that the names of all the hundreds of people he had seen die—even if in a studio reenactment—were still on record?  . Edith hadn’t noticed. She had called up the first logged sequence on the monitor screen, and was looking thoughtfully at the frozen image. “Starting with Frame 3751,” she said. ” “Okay in case of historical necessity; remember the Churchill retrospective? ” Edith gave that short laugh, rather like a bark, that Donald now found more and more annoying.

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