With Kerouac and Kesey mentioned, and it being 1968, Powell gives more than enough for many readers over 50 to be going on with..
A lengthy and rewarding read.
A complicated story, dense, and one that would benefit from re-reading, and from the reading of the introductory notes that evidently came in the original publication chapbook.
I recommend you follow the link supplied and read the story if you haven’t already – it’s effective and affecting.
An outstanding story, which gets a big thumbs up from me.
A good range of sources covered, with three of the four major magazines getting a look in (no Analog), a couple of anthologies, and a range of online sources. Buy a copy for your bookshelf.
Cleverly handled in terms of structure and the gradual reveal, with a strong female character, without a heaving bosom in sight.
Third in the future Xuya sequence, an effective story, as the others, gradually building up layers to create a more complicated setting.
Sort of a mash-up of Prometheus and The Thing. All but one of a scientific party of humans find the alien environment in which they live becomes very much part of them.
Short, dark look at politics, in a near-future in which a ‘voice of reason’ might appear to be able to head off the catastrophe into which the world appears to be heading.
Ashby makes self-replicating Von Neumann machines pretty much as exciting as they are going to get.
A handsome book with some excellent, average and so-so SF that is going to sit nicely against the 44 previous volumes on my groaning bookshelves.
It will have people asking ‘what is it about?’ in the same way that his Repent! Harlequin does. Which, to my mind, is A Good Thing.
hmmm, very similar to hard SF in some ways.
Some good stories in the issue, with a bit more SF than is often the case.
An excellent story which gradually unveils why a community which has some remnants of long-lost technology is as it is.
Stories by Derek Kunsken, Benjamin Crowell, Tom Purdom, Leah Cypress, James Van Pelt, Joel Richards, with Richards and Kunsken the pick of the ish.
With most of humanity having opted for a digital upload to an alien-provided nirvana/rapture, only a few small communities remain.
An excellent piece of world-building from Kunsken, set on a planet whose inhabitants are metallic crablike creatures, who draw power from the ancient pulsar around which they orbit, post-supernova.
A treat to read a quality story from one of the standout SF writers of the 20th century.