Tag Archives | Brian Plante

Analog, May 2007

Courtesy of a plane journey, and a lengthy delay on a train, initially caused by a lineside fire, and then a ‘suicidal person on the platform’ (presumably made so by yet another delay), a lot more reading has been done over the past few days. Lee Goodloe. Damnded If You Do… Whilst off-piste skiing, Chad […]

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, July/August 2006

Reviewed : MobiPocket version on a Tapwave Zodiac. Alexis Glynn Latner. Witherspin. A somewhat contrived adventure in which an enhanced male, with a criminal record, and his female companion have to escape the clutches of various cod-fantasy types after them (trolls, crusaders, sabre toothed tigers), in an orbiting habitat which features several different climatic zones. […]

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, July/August 2005

Bud Sparhawk. Chandra’s Pup. I got a few pages into this story, and then did a check on previous stories I had read by Sparhawk. Some had impressed me, but I found that I had said of the predecessor story to this one, ‘Clay’s Pride’ (Analog Jul/Aug 2004), again, after managing only a few pages […]

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, April 2005

Jack Williamson. The Stonehenge Gate. Third and final instalment of a novel serialisation. Kyle Kirkland. Company Secrets. Merv Dunn, Inc, is an infomeister in a particularly unappealing near future, in which those in the private sector are fully incorporated, and look down on the ‘sheep’ who work for a living – particularly those working for […]

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, November 2002

Robert J. Sawyer. Ineluctable. Amateur scientist Darren Hamasaki is in his observatory shed in his backyard when he discovers palpable evidence of … First Contact! He makes contact with the Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams of the International Astronomical Union. His fame increases following his discovery and he finds himself in Las Vegas as that […]

Analog Science Fiction and Fact, November 2001

In recent months I’ve been reading Analog in digital format on my palmtop, courtesy of Peanut Press/Palm Digital Media. In addition to being portable, one benefit is that you aren’t seen by fellow commuters reading a magazine with a cover which tends to support the general public opinion of SF being about BEMs, space ships […]