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Archibald's Swiss Cheese Mountain by Sylvia Lieberman
Arkfall by Carolyn Ives Gilman
The Blunder by Joe Kilgore
A Bell for Adano by John Hersey
The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
The Chinese Orange Mystery by Ellery Queen
The Copenhagen Connection by Elizabeth Peters
Eat, Drink and Be Married by Eve Makis
Forty Days by Jill Smolinski
Four Seasons in Five Senses by David Mas Masumoto
The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
Hello Piglet! by Muff Singer
Idaho Snapshots by Rick Just
Inside Story by Albert E. Cowdrey
Just Visiting by Nancy Sparling
King, Queen, Knave by Vladimir Nabokov
King of the World by David Remnick
The Last Plague by Glen E. Page
Lifeguard by James Patterson and Andrew Gross
Marvin K. Mooney Will Please Go! by Dr. Seuss
The Mental Environment by Bob Gebelein
Moscow Rules by Daniel Silva
Night Train to Memphis by Elizabeth Peters
Nine Whispered Opinions Regarding the Alaskan Secession by George Guthridge
Peachblossom by Eleanor Frances Lattimore
Picnic at Pentecost by Rand B. Lee
Ookpik by Bruce Hiscock
Quondam by Jayel Gibson
Run! Run! by John Aikin
Salad for Two by Robert Reed
Search Continues for Eldery Man by Laura Kasischke
Shed That Guilt! Double Your Productivity by Michael Swanwick and Eileen Gunn
Small Worlds by Gretchen Laskas
Templeton Turtle Goes Exploring by Ron Pridmore
The Twenty Dollar Bill by Elmore Hammes
The Uncertainty Principle by Lynda Curnyn

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Comments for Run! Run!

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science FictionRun! Run!: 09/16/08

Cough cough cough cough. I'm still dragging along with the flu. I'm at the coughing non-stop part of the disease.

Anyway, the excellent September issue of F&SF ends on a cautionary tale called "Run! Run!" by John Aikin.

The story starts with a description of unicorn biology and how her grandfather kept a herd of them at the family farm. Mary, the protagonist explains then the circumstances that led to the unicorns having to leave. Basically it came down to a confrontation between theology and the magic that comes from free thinking. Aikin says it's about "family dynamics and religious oppression" in the interview at the magazine's blog.

I enjoyed Aikin's story but found it also a disturbing warning against the extremists who want to force everyone in this country to conform with their view of the world.

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Comment #1: Wednesday, September, 17, 2008 at 12:20:21

Breeni Books

Hope you feel better soon!



Comment #2: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at 18:00:12

Pussreboots

Thanks.



Comment #3: Thursday, September, 18, 2008 at 09:40:28

Callista

Wow are you dedicated! Get Well Soon!



Comment #4: Friday, September 19, 2008 at 11:55:22

Pussreboots

Thanks. I'm over the worst of it. Just have a lingering cough and some congestion.



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