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Summary: Cosmos, 2007

 Summary: Cosmos, 2007

Cosmos is an Australian popular science magazine that features an SF story in each issue, sometimes more than one. They also occasionally feature stories on their website. The fiction editor is Damien Broderick. They are bimonthly, so 6 issues appeared in 2007. Including the stories on the website, there were 15 stories, all short (3 short-shorts) for a total of a bit over 30,000 words.

Their fiction is consistently interesting -- always SF, often fairly near future focussed, as befits a popular science magazine in many ways. I really liked one of the 2007 stories, Mary Robinette Kowal's "For Solo Cello, Op. 12" (February/March), about a cellist who loses an arm, then gets offered a wrenching choice for a way to replace the arm. Another strong piece was Vylar Kaftan's "Pointing at the Moon" (December/January), about wormholes and attempts to communicate with aliens. Other good stories came from Cat Sparks, Andrew Sullivan, Chris Lawson, and Sara Genge.

The fiction was split more or less evenly between men and women (8 men, 7 women.) I'm not sure I saw everything in 2006, but the split looked about the same (4 men, 3 women, of what I saw). All the stories are SF.

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From: artemisin Date: January 22nd, 2008 02:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! Glad you liked my story.
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