Analog technology Fiction and truth, December 2014, quantity CXXXIV No. 12
Trevor Quachri, editor
Cover paintings via Shutterstock

CONTENT

Novelettes
"The Anomaly" via C. W. Johnson
"Humans First!" via Kyle Kirkland

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

Poems
"Crash" through John F. Keane

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

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

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