Kenneth Brady. Baby on Board. Editor Standey Schmidt has been beefing about SUVs in his
Rajnar Vajra. The Ghost within. Give Analog regular Vajra his due, he’s quite happy to
Rajnar Vajra. Layna’s Mirror. Vajra has become an Analog regular of late. Last month he
Jerry Oltion and Amy Axt Hanson. Trophies and Treasures. On a race over Mars’ dusty
Part 1 of the serialised novel, Mary A. Turzillo’s ‘An Old-Fashioned Girl’ Michael F. Flynn.
Michael A. Burstein. Time Ablaze. Somewhat formulaic time travel story in which a traveller from
James Gunn. Elixir. A sequel to ‘New Blood’ from Astounding, October 1955. Yup, 1955. Dr.
Joe Haldeman. Camouflage. Novel serialisation – Part I of III. Story illustration by Wolf Read,
Both Analog and Asimov’s announced during 2003 that they would be publishing one issue less
P.J. Plauger. Lucky Luke. Lucky is almost 21, and thus about to come into the
Larry Niven and Brenda Cooper. The Trellis. Pluto and Charon are conjoined through genetically modified
Vernor Vinge. The Cookie Monster. Dixie Mae is pleased with her new job with a
Edward M. Lerner. Moonstruck. Part One of Four. A serialized novel. Lerner’s ‘Dangling Conversations’ stories
The annual double-issue. G. David Nordley. The Fire and The Wind. The story starts with
Lloyd Biggle, Jr. Of the Zornler, By the Zornler. Another tale in the ‘Interplanetary Relations
Steven Bratman. The Immortality Plague. In his editorial in the May issue of Asimovs, Robert
Catherine Asaro. Walk in Silence. One beef I have with many Analog stories is that
Whoops, read this one a couple of weeks ago and plain forgot to write the
Rajna Vajra. Shootout at the Nokai Corral. A four-part serialisation. Stephen L. Burns. Capture Radius.
Daniel Hatch. Seed of Destiny. A story set on the same world as the author’s
Michael Swanwick. Slow Life. Standard Analog fayre from an author whom you wouldn’t immediately associate
Robert J. Sawyer. Ineluctable. Amateur scientist Darren Hamasaki is in his observatory shed in his
Edward M. Lerner. Survival Instinct. The first lengthy instalment of a novel serialisation which continues
Pat Forde. In Spirit. An attempt to make sense of September 11th. Three decades hence,
Adam Troy Castro. Unseen Demons. A touch of the ‘Lecters’ in that a young woman,
One of the benefits of reading a magazine in electronic format is that you don’t
Dave Creek. Splendor’s Truth. A third ‘Splendor’ story, following two published in Analog during 2000,
The cover. Oh my God! The cover! Words fail me….. Amy Bechtel. Sea Changes. Long-standing
Hearts in Darkness. H.G. Stratmann. A most peculiar story. The International Space Station a few
The issue starts with Part II of IV of Robert J. Sawyer’s novel ‘Hominids’. Presence
The issue starts with Part I (of IV) of Robert J. Sawyer’s novel ‘Hominids’, and
Navajo Moon-Bird. Fran Van Cleave. Fairly routine story of a young Navajo girl who is
In recent months I’ve been reading Analog in digital format on my palmtop, courtesy of
Pele. Poul Anderson. Pele is arguably the greatest footballer (US: soccer player) who ever lived,
The Precipice. Ben Bova. The fourth and final novel installment. The King Who Wasn’t. Lloyd
Precipice. Ben Bova. The third instalment of a Ben Bova novel. As I don’t review
Precipice. Ben Bova. The second instalment of a Ben Bova novel. As I don’t review
The Precipice. Ben Bova. This is the first part of a novel serialisation. As I
May Be Some Time. Brenda W. Clough Last year Scott of the Antartic turned out
Magic’s Price. Bud Sparhawk. Jacob lives on his family’s farm. Unlike most, he is fascinated
The Mycojuana Incident. Fran van Cleave. Near-future USA, with a war in Asia and a
Editorial Stanley Schmidt’s editorial ponders the ‘danger’ inherent in politics when the ideologies of political
The latest issue of Albedo One looks good on the outside, as have recent covers,
You can buy the PDF version online for only $3.50, which is pretty good value for money, and you’ll get much more sustenance, and fewer spots than if you spend that money on a Big Mac with Fries and a shake. Heck, there’s even lesbian sex in this issue!
If your taste runs to the macabre, with a preference for horror and a bit of SF, then doubtless Apex is going to appeal.
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website The origin of BestSF.net was my reading of various annual Year’s Best anthologies, and
Having just sampled Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, ‘Australia’s Pulpiest SF Magazine’, now under the Best
Notable for the Stross/Doctorow ‘Rapture of the Nerds’ novellas.
It is sad to see Spectrum SF gradually slipping away from us. Despite an over-reliance on two or three authors, the quality of the fiction was generally of a very good standard. Certainly Spectrum SF 9 appears to have a more substantial fiction content than the recently launched UK magazine ‘3SF’. But did it/does it have enough to exist in a notoriously difficult part of the publishing industry?
The Stross novel is great fun, and Neal Asher’s story is equally enjoyable. The other stories are fine as far as they go, but they don’t really go anywhere that hasn’t been gone before.
The lengthy serialisation and 40+ pages for the archive (new novels, summaries of short stories) limit the space for short fiction. The Soon Lee and Lacey stories are quite short, the Eric Brown story is gently understated, leaving, for me, the David Redd story as the high point of this issue.
A better than good collection of mostly British stories.
Continued best of luck to Paul Fraser and Spectrum SF, but how long can it go on without accepting unsolicited manuscripts and with a still relatively small ‘stable’ of writers?
Enjoyable stories from Keith Roberts and Mary Soon Lee, and a promising-looking novel by an author with a fine pedigree (whether rusty or not remains to be seen).
Following Stanley Schmidt’s editorial in which he muses on children’s play and the role of
With this, the third issue, we should start to be getting a feel for how this new UK magazine is shaping up. This is not quite as easy as you might expect as this issue is a mix of ‘more of the same’ and ‘less of the same’.
Another review that didn’t make the transition to the new Best SF a couple of years ago.
A review which first appeared back in 2000, but which didn’t make the migration to the Wordpress-powered Best SF a couple of years ago.
Asimov’s Science Fiction October/November 2000 The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction Oct/Nov 2000 Analog