A child pontiff, with another child with his destiny, and one who can see some of the future, take the story in Blue Fire from 2010 forward.
An Arcturian living amongst us finds a passion for philately, as his kind help the human race from destroying itself, and in the simple act of writing letters to seek used postage stamps, a lot about humanity can be learnt.
A gently amusing exchange of letters between an author intent on returning to the Golden Age of Science Fiction, and his publisher.
McAllister handles the story well without tipping into sentimentality, so overall a nice little addition to the time travel story without breaking new ground/
Something for everyone … pervs included. Duncan, Reaves and Bowes my favourites, giving the first half of the chunky, value for money, volume more grist to my reviewing mill.
A strong issue, with stories from authors well-established and authors on the way up : Aliette de Bodard, Bruce McAllister, Caroline M. Yoachim, Damien Broderick, David Erik Nelson, Stephen Baxter.
A ghost story set in Italy after the Second World War.
Daryl Gregory. Gardening at Night. Analog-style ‘scientist fiction’, or ‘lab opera’ as editor Gordon van
Robert Reed. Less Than Nothing. Reed further develops the story of the boy Raven, one
Matthew Hughes. Thwarting Jabbi Gloond. A prequel to the adventures of Hengis Hapthorn to which
James L. Cambia. Ocean of the Blind. A very Analog type of story. A team
Mary Rosenblum. Breeze From the Stars. An almost quintessential Asimovs story. Jeri is in low
Nancy Kress. Safeguard. A classy piece of writing from Kress, who cleverly intertwines story and
Reviewed : MobiPocket version on a Tapwave Zodiac. Jonathan Sherwood. Under the Graying Sea. The
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 : Richard Wilson, Robert Silverberg, Larry Niven, Alexei Panshin, Suzette Haden Elgin, James Tiptree Jr., Keith Roberts, Michael G Coney, Harlan Ellison, Bruce McAllister, Fritz Leiber, Ursula K Le Guin, Norman Spinrad. (Content listing only)
Stories by : Algis Budrys, Anthony Burgess, Brian W. Aldiss, Bruce McAllister, Frederik Pohl, J.G. Ballard, James Tiptree, John Hartridge, Joseph Wesley, Jr, Ken W. Purdy, P. g. Wyal, Paul Ehrlich, Philip K. Dick, Ursula K. Le Guin.
Stories by : Robert Silverberg, Bruce Sterling, Joanna Russ, William Gibson, Frederik Pohl, Bill Johnson, Ursula K. Le Guin, Thomas M. Disch, Gregory Benford, Connie Willis, O. Niemand, Nancy Kress, Bruce McAllister.
Stories by : Bruce McAlliser, Fritz Leiber, John Varley, Lee Killough, Lisa Tuttle, Michael Bishop, Raccoona Sheldon, Spider and Jeanne Robinson., Vona N. McIntyre.
Stories by : A.M. Dellamonica, Alastair Reynolds, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Bruce McAllister, Carolyn Ives Gilman, Cory Doctorow, Daryl Gregory, David D. Levine, Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette, Greg Egan, Greg van Eekhout, Gregory Benford, Ian McDonald, Jack Skillingstead, Jay Lake and Ruth Nestvold, John Barnes, Justin Stanchfield, Kage Baker, Ken MacLeod, Mary Rosenblum, Michael Swanwick, Paolo Bacigalupi, Paul J. McAuley, Robert Charles Wilson, Robert Reed, Stephen Baxter, Walter Jon Williams
Stories by : Brian Stableford, Bruce McAllister, Bruce Sterling, Connie Willis, D. Alexander Smith, Eileen Gunn, George Alec Effinger, Harry Turtledove, Howard Waldrop, James Lawson, James Patrick Kelly, John Kessel, Judith Moffett, Kathe Koja, Kim Newman, Kim Stanley Robinson, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Lewis Shiner, Lucius Shepard, Michael Swanwick, Mike Resnick, Nancy Kress, Pat Cadigan, Robert Silverberg, Steven Gould, Steven Kraus, Walter Jon Williams.
Stories by : Alexander Jablokov, Bruce McAllister, Bruce Sterling, Dean Whitlock, Gene Wolfe., Howard Waldrop, Ian Watson, James Patrick Kelly, Joseph Manzione, Karen Joy Fowler, Kate Wilhelm, Kim Stanley Robinson, Lucius Shepard, Michael Bishop, Michael Flynn, Michael McDowell, Neal Barrett Jr, Octavia E. Butler, Orson Scott Card, Pat Cadigan, Pat Murphy, Paul J. McAuley, R. Garcia y Robertson, Robert Silverberg, Susan Palwick, Ursula K. Le Guin, Walter Jon Williams.