StarShipSofa’s Aural Delights No. 115 has plenty of goodness to attract all your ferrous materials. Amongst the compellers are a fact article on SF history by the awesome Amy H. Sturgis (she lectures about Anthony Trollope), the Sofanaut Awards results for 2009, and a short story by Paul Di Fillipo.
“Like all good science fiction should, Paul Di Filippo’s iCity pushes the limits of imagination. To get a feel of the story, picture the next-next generation of SimCity, where ‘competitive urban planning’ takes place. The city is made up of a malleable ‘senstrate’ that obeys the commands planners send it through their phones. The story focus is on one of the top ten planners, Frederick Law Moses, and his up-and-coming rival, Holly Grale (Great name!), who are both vying to take control of a neighborhood recently elected for redesign by its residents.”
Sounds good to me!
Posted by Jesse Willis