Reviewed in the United States on September 18, 2013
This issue of the MSJ, my first, contained some imaginative stories in a variety of styles, ending on a series of clever and amusing fictional classified 'mad science' ads.
Personally, I often find short fiction unsatisfying, as it can be hard to select an amount of story to fit shorter works and still give you the full story-ride experience. While this was the case with some of the stories in here (which to me ranged from 1-4 stars), the creativity and imagination that went into them - along with enjoyable doses of humor - left me entertained overall.
My favorites were the 'Ghosts of Ganymede' (4 stars), 'Therium 99' (4 stars) and 'The Exploded Manifestations of Ari Ascher' (4.5 stars).
[I received a free copy of this issue in exchange for an honest review]