If you live in the States you’ve probably already bought the September issue of F&SF, with the cool/weird cover. It’s worth the price of admission for Kelly Link’s fantabulous story alone. One thing you might overlook, though, is Robert Kilheffer’s interesting book review column (online in full here). While his argument is not new, it remains interesting. Is SF written by Americans less forward looking than SF written by non-Americans? Hmmm. If Stan Robinson and a few others weren’t writing, I might say yes.
Oh, and yes, you need to subscribe. This is a cottage industry, and GVG & co. have been doing fantastic things with the magazine.