I'm sure I will enjoy the 'upcoming' issues more, Vince - I think it was just a little unfortunate the Cadigan wasn't to my taste and other stories were not classics, making it a slightly weak start to the 'exploration'. Asimov's editorial and the eulogies to Sturgeon were very illuminating and interesting though. I'm looking forward to February, not put off at all.I read this issue (and all of 1986) way back when. As an ardent cyberpunk fan it's one of their best for me. I hope you find the rest of the year more to your taste, Bick.
How are your 1983 Analogs progressing?
EDIT: By the way, Vince, I have subscribed anew to Analog and Asimov's - I'm going to give their current output another go.