As ever, a strong collection of stories, albeit fairly ‘safe’ in terms of a relatively narrow range of sources.
Tag Archives | Gene Wolfe
I had been looking forward to reading a Gene Wolfe story in this volume, but in the end was rather let-down.
Gene Wolfe. Memorare. This special Gene Wolfe issue leads off with an SF story which confirms just how good Wolfe can be. On the surface it’s a story of a well-established type : a curmudgeonly longer out in the solar system is investigating some very strange artefacts which prove to be qutie dangerous, and has […]
Matthew Hughes. A Herd of Opportunity. Another tale of Guth Bandar, this one evidently from his early days, which will doubtless please those who like these whimsical tales. For me regular stories in the same setting go against my reason for reading short SF (ie different stories and characters) and as it’s not Science Fiction […]
Chock full of protein for the brain, with only a bit of excess fat and carbohydrate. To burn off those calories I’m off for a bit of ‘fast-paced’ Asimov’s action…..
Lisa Goldstein. Finding Beauty. Fairy Tale which looks at the Sleeping Beauty story from Prince Charming’s perspective, with the added twist that the beauty which he revives is not in the first flush of her youth, and is mightily unimpressed to be resurrected as an aged crone. But Charming is an honourable chap.. Fine if […]
Judith Moffett. The Bear’s Baby. Moffett has written a couple of novels featuring the Hefn, an alien race who are benignly running the Earth. Here, in the remote American wilderness, a scientist studying bears in the wild is piqued to be re-located to study elsewhere. Such is his strength of feeling that he risks all […]
Sean McMullen. Walk to the Full Moon. In mainland Spain a young girl is found in the countryside – evidently feral and most definitely cranially deformed. But what is the true story behind her, and how did she come to be found in largely rural countryside? A young linguist is brought in to communicate with […]