Short fiction I read in November 2011

Here is this month’s list for short fiction I managed to read. Still aiming for that allusive 1 story/day, 30 stories/month, but this month was a particularly busy one for me. That said, I think I did on okay job. As always, bold titles are recommended.

  1. Call Center Blues by Carrie Cuinn (Daily SF, 11/2/11).  [11/2/2011]
  2. Nightfall by Isaac Asimov (Astounding, September 1941).  [11/2/2011]
  3. Action Comics #3: “World Against Superman“.  [11/2/2011]
  4. Time to Go by Erin M. Hartshorn (Daily SF, 11/3/11).  [11/3/2011]
  5. Adam and No Eve by Alfred Bester (Astounding, September 1941).  [11/3/2011]
  6. Listen Up, Nitwits by Jack McDevitt (Analog, Jan/Feb 2012).  [11/4/2011]
  7. Short-Circuited Probability by Norman L. Knight (Astounding, September 1941). [11/8/2011]
  8. Mission by M. Krulfeld (Astounding, September 1941). [11/9/2011]
  9. Maiden Voyage by Jack McDevitt (Asimov’s, Jan 2012). [11/9/2011]
  10. Test of the Gods by Raymond F. Jones (Astounding, September 1941).  [11/10/2011]
  11. Elsewhere by Caleb Saunders (Astounding, September 1941). [11/12/2011]
  12. Methuselah’s Children, Part 3 by Robert Heinlein (Astounding, September 1941). [11/13/2011]
  13. By His Bootstraps by Anson MacDonald (Astounding, October 1941). [11/18/2011]
  14. Not Final! by Isaac Asimov (Astounding, October 1941). [11/19/2011]
  15. Safe Empathy by Ken Liu (Daily SF, 11/21/11). [11/21/2011]
  16. Manic Perverse by Winston K. Marks (Astounding, October 1941). [11/22/2011]
  17. Two Percent Inspiration by Theodore Sturgeon (Astounding, October 1941). [11/23/2011]
  18. Superman #3: “A Cold Day in Hell”. [11/24/2011]
  19. Recovering Apollo 8 by Kristine Kathryn Rusch. [11/25/2011]
  20. Common Sense by Robert Heinlein. (Astounding, October 1941). [11/27/2011]
  21. An Interstellar Incident by Catherine Schaffer (Analog, Jan/Feb 2012). [11/29/2011]
  22. Bruce Springsteen by Paul McAuley (Asimov’s January 2012). [11/30/2011]
  23. Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes by Michael Bishop (, 7/11/2011). [11/30/2011]**

In the 3 months that I’ve been keeping this list I’ve read a total of 73 stories, spread over most of the major SF/F magazines and a few of the smaller ones as well. I would have liked to have read around 90 at this point, but life gets in the way. Still, 73 stories every 3 months amounts to 288 pieces of short fiction a year. The fact that I can read 292 pieces of short fiction a year and still not keep up with all of the good short fiction out there is yet another piece of evidence that we are living in a Golden Age of short science fiction.

** ETA: Added after initial post


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