Tag Archives | Brenda Cooper and Larry Niven

Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, August 2002

Robert Silverberg. The Second Wave. This is introduced as another in the author’s Via Roma Alternate History series, and I’m like, whatever. William Sanders. Duce. An Alternate-History-cum-time-travel story featuring Mussolini. It’s quite short. Louise Marley. Jamie Says. A touching short story seen through the eyes of a young boy. On an off-Earth farming settlement the […]

Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, February 2001 (Peanut Press edition)

Reflections. Robert Silverberg. Silverberg’s editorial wryly comments on poor grammar and on the latest haute cuisine trends. However, he rather hoists himself with his own petard when moving on from criticising the use of ‘like if’ with the gramatically incorrect ‘..the newspaper piece I was staring at.’ rather than ‘the newspaper piece at which I […]

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, June 2002

One of the benefits of reading a magazine in electronic format is that you don’t have to worry about fellow commuters thinking that you are reading something of a quality on a par with the cover illustration! Rajnar Vajra. Sidehunter. A story which I ended speed-reading towards the end. A fairly routine SF adventure on […]

Analog Science Fiction and Fact, January 2002

The issue starts with Part I (of IV) of Robert J. Sawyer’s novel ‘Hominids’, and as a consequence the short SF does not start until p.62. Choosing Life. Brenda Cooper and Larry Niven. Short (six page) story looking at virtual life after physical death. An elderly couple have differning views on the digital option – […]