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By Peter Cawdron

Anomaly examines the chance of an alien intelligence gaining knowledge of lifestyles on the earth. The technological gulf among mankind and the alien species is measured by way of hundreds of thousands of years. the one option to speak is utilizing technology, yet no longer everyone seems to be so patient.

Mankind's first touch with an alien intelligence is much extra radical than somebody has ever dared think. With a technological hole of thousands of years, mankind is only in a position to know the coming of an alien house craft open air the gates of the United countries in New York.

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CONTENT

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

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

Poems
"Crash" by way of John F. Keane

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

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

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