Richard A. Lovett. Brittney’s Labyrinth. A second appearance for the middle aged man with an implanted AI who has the persona of a teenage girl. (Presumably social services have been informed), who no doubt gets into a predicament that requires getting out of. Ben Bova. Waterbot. I did give this longer shrift than the short [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Precipice. Ben Bova. The second instalment of a Ben Bova novel. As I don’t review novels, I shall press on. Sunday Night Yams at Minnie and Earl’s. Adam Troy Castro. An elderly man returns to a tamed, tourist attraction moon, far different to the one he knew some seventy years ago when there as one [...]
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 [...]
Stories by : William Tenn, Fred Saberhagen, Peter Redgrove, R. Bretnor, John Gallagher, Alfred Bester, Allan Danzig, Bruce McAllister, Lloyd Biggle Jr. Fritz Leiber, Richard Matheson, Charles Beaumont, Julius Feiffer, Bernard Malamud, J.F. Bone, Walt & Leigh Richmond, Fredric Brown, Frank A. Javor, Ray Nelson, Ben Bova, Andre Maurois, W.J.J. Gordon, Hal Clement, Mort Gerberg, Cliff Owsley, E.C. Tubb, Gerald Kersh, Cordwainer Smith. (Contents only).
Stories by : A. Bertram Chandler, Ben Bova, C. C. Shackleton, Frank M. Robinson, Fritz Leiber, Gary Wright, Harlan Ellison, J.G. Ballard, James Thurber, John T. Sladek, Keith Laumer, kit reed, Kris Neville, Robert Silverberg.