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Egan opens the hard SF anthology with a story that illustrates the good and less good aspects of hard SF.
Being the inventor of room-temperature superconductivity would be a route to instant fame and riches. Unless…
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A collection of excellent stories.
Jamie Barras. The Endling. Far future setting, with three different perspectives : Asha, some form of human exploring some form of watery setting; Wright, perhaps the last human, regrown by the Melzemi; and Called 83 In Honour Of Another Of That Name, a forest-dweller, about to repel invaders. The three strands are linked by one […]
Greg Egan. Singleton. I have to admit disappointment with this story. I approached it with egaer anticipation – a lengthy story (which Interzone provide only too rarely) and one from Greg Egan at that! Egan looks at the quantum nature of life from a slightly different perspective – that of choices made, and actions taken […]
Greg Egan. Dark Integers. A sequel to the well-received and Dozoised (13th) ‘Luminous’ from Asimovs, Sept 1995. According to my mini-summation of that volume : “Massive computing power is used to probe mathematical certainties. And if 2+2 does not equal 4, then what does that mean for the fabric of the universe? Maths was never […]
Interstitial. Paul J. McAuley. The Great Winter has forced humanity from then now-frozen Earth. The moon colonies have degenerated into warring factions, with youngsters groomed into drug-crazed soldiery. McAuley sets off on what is initially a fast-paced army scenario, with a tech forced by his more gung-ho brother into a mission which does not bode […]