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Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, October 2006

Robert J. Sawyer. Rollback. Part I of IV. Last month’s issue of Analog featured the conclusion of a four part serialisation of an Edward M. Lerner novel set in his ‘Dangling Conversations’ milieu, several stories in which setting had previously appeared in Analog. These all featured humanity in radio conversation with a variety of alien […]

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, January/February 2005

Jack Williamson. The Stonehenge Gate. First instalment of a novel serialisation. Michael A. Burstein. 75 Years. A historian visits and berates her politician ex-husband for attempting to push back the period before individual census forms are made available, from 72 to 75 years. She knows the guilty secret which he is hiding, which is the […]

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, June 2003

Lloyd Biggle, Jr. Of the Zornler, By the Zornler. Another tale in the ‘Interplanetary Relations Bureau’, stories in which planets of varying degrees of alienness have the benefit of intervention by said agency. On the planet Zornley, a dead-ringer for medieval Europe, a relatively inexperienced operative of the Bureau decides to experiment with imposing demoncracy […]

Analog Science Fiction and Fact, September 2001 (Peanut Press edition)

The Precipice. Ben Bova. The fourth and final novel installment. The King Who Wasn’t. Lloyd Biggle Jr. Biggle returns to The Interplanetary Relations Bureau, which appeared previously in Analog way back in 1961 and 1971. After a few pages I found myself asking : “Why?” The scenario (humans observing less-developed society on another planet), characterisation […]

Analog Science Fiction and Fact, July/August 2001 (Peanut Press edition)

Precipice. Ben Bova. The third instalment of a Ben Bova novel. As I don’t review novels, I shall press on. Bug Out! Michael A. Burstein & Shane Tourtellotte. An enjoyable and well written contribution to the First Contact genre, although neatly flip-flopped. Intelligent life has been found on another planet, and a team of scientists […]

Analog Science Fiction and Fact, May 2001 (Peanut Press edition)

The Precipice. Ben Bova. This is the first part of a novel serialisation. As I don’t read novel serialisations, let us press on… My Favorite Robot. Ron Goulart. Goulart’s ‘My Pal Clunky’ appeared in Analog a couple of years ago, and was collected by Hartwell in Years Best SF 4, which is where I read […]