A short piece (just over 1100 words) which posits a fantasy author who had most success with an novel about a fantasy author who writes a novel in which a fantasy author develops magical powers to increasingly godlike affect. (Hmm, I may have got too many fantasy authors in that past sentence, but it is […]
Tag Archives | Geoffrey A. Landis
Landis looks as little into the future as is probably possible, with a take on privately-funded spaceflight.
An intriguing political background, and an imaginative setting amongst the clouds of Venus, to which the story doesn’t quite live up.
A strong issue, with stories by Landis, Reed, Steele, Shoulders, Tem, Roberson and Emshwiller.
Landis gets the signal honour of being the first story to be reviewed on the new-improved Best SF. Who needs a Hugo or Nebula when you’ve got an honour like this!
Mat Coward. Time Spent in Reconnaissance. A very peculiarly British take on Roswell visitors. Having been held in utmost secrecy for decades, the aliens are being quietly released into society. A short, balding ‘Mr. Easter’ is freed to integrate into a society where people whilst they have little belief, similarly have little disbelief. Initially Eastern […]
Tim Sullivan. Way Down East. A very well crafted story which used the very alien to look at human alienation, separation and grief. We have had First Contact, and whilst the visitor from Gliese 581c has had some impact, life of course goes on. Or not necessarily so for the protagonists, two fisherman from New […]
PDF/eBookMan version reviewed. Tom Purdom. Bank Run. Sabor Haveri, ultra-rich banker, finds his idyllic boating trip, in which his splitting his attention between playing the markets and toying with his concubine. However this idyll is spoilt by a customer of his with a grudge, who turns up on a faster boat armed to the teeth […]