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Review of Asimov’s July/August 2017

Cover of the July/August double issue

A couple of interesting short stories in this issue. I like any stories that try to explore some of the weirdness in quantum mechanics, and “Other Worlds and This One” by Cadwell Turnbull looks at the many-worlds interpretation. Hugh Everett III, who developed the interpretation, plays a starring role in the story.

David Gerrold is, of course, a seasoned SF writer. His short story “The Patient Dragon” does not disappoint. (As with seemingly all the stories being published in this 40th anniversary year, a short aside allows the author chance to reminisce about the magazine. Gerrold’s contribution here is particularly touching.)