There’s something Ballardian about the imagery of engines sitting under the sun on a remote desert, but it’s one of those stories I sometimes feel that I’m missing something without which I’m not really getting what the story is really about.
Tag Archives | George Zebrowski
Almost 30 years since Zebrowski’s ‘The Eichmann Variations’ was a Nebula Finalist, Zebrowski provides another variation on the theme, against postulating multiple Eichmanns
Catch the Sleep Ship: the first science-fiction story of the century. George Zebrowski. Complements the author’s “The last science fiction story of the twentieth century” (Interzone #162, December 2000). In this short tale an old sci-fi writer (sic) looks back on the days (cover illustrations supplied) when he and his colleagues used their talents to […]
The experienced writers provide solid fare in this issue, although with four stories having humorous undertones the feel of the issue is slightly lightweight as opposed to a festive feast with all the trimmings.
The Precipice. Ben Bova. This is the first part of a novel serialisation. As I don’t read novel serialisations, let us press on… My Favorite Robot. Ron Goulart. Goulart’s ‘My Pal Clunky’ appeared in Analog a couple of years ago, and was collected by Hartwell in Years Best SF 4, which is where I read […]
Editorial Stanley Schmidt’s editorial ponders the ‘danger’ inherent in politics when the ideologies of political parties come together. He remembers John W. Campbell’s support for the Presidential Campaign of Governor Wallace in the Sixties on the basis that he was the only candidate with ‘significantly different’ ideas. Call me a lily-livered liberal, but give me […]
Tags: A.M. Dellamonica, Elizabeth Bear, Gene Wolfe, George Zebrowski, Ian McDonald, John Meaney, Justina Robson, Kage Baker, Ken MacLeod, Larry Niven and Brenda Cooper, Louise Marley, Mary A. Turzillo, Mike Resnick and Nancy Kress, Pamela Sargent, Paolo Bacigalupi, Paul Di Filippo, Robert Charles Wilson, Robyn Hitchcock, Stephen Baxter, Tony Ballantyne0
An excellent collection of short SF. Several made it to the various Year’s Best collections, and a couple of others which were not selected would not have looked out of place. The volume starts well, is strong in the middle, and ramps up to a strong finish.
Stories by : Doris Pitkin Buck, Edgar Pangborn, Gardner R Dozois, George Zebrowski, Joanna Russ, Kate Wilhelm, Katherine Maclean, Poul Anderson, R.A. Lafferty, Robert Silverberg, Stephen Goldin.