A political shit-storm back on Earth is echoed by what happens on the Red Planet, in a scientist fiction story featuring Julia and Viktor.
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A short-short originally from Nature
Rather than giving full rein to his imagination, Benfore gives us a story based on a Heisenberger principle – but not the famous uncertainty principle..
Gregory Benford. Naturals. Dawn is a young girl with an untouched genotype of great vintage. She has been brought up by a Meta, a large group of adults who share the parenting function, who have a less ancient genotype but whom are still Originals – people with virtually no connection to external machine intelligences. As […]
Queen of Hearts. Dominic Green. A couple of years ago Green’s ‘That Thing Over There’ (Interzone #132) was picked by Hartwell for his annual Years Best, and last year’s Xmas jolly ‘Rude Elves’ (Interzone 162) and ‘Grass’ earlier this year (Interzone 168), all appealed to me. Surprisingly then, I gave up on this story halfway […]
Walter Jon Williams. The Green Leopard Plague. A very skilfully crafted short story. Set in the same future as his well-received ‘Lethe’, this is of an equally high standard. Williams intertwines two, or in fact three stories, tying them together in a powerful ending. We start in the warm waters of the Philippine sea – […]
Robert Silverberg. With Caesar in the Underworld. Over the past fifteen years Silverberg has been developing an alternate-world scenario in which the Hebrew exodus from Egypt under Moses never happened, and as a consequence, Roman remained pagan. This is the latest installment. John Kessel. Stories for Men. A follow-up to ‘The Juniper Tree’ (Science Fiction […]
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This has quite simply got to be the strongest original collection in SF in recent years. If you are a regular visitor to Best SF and tend to concur with what I see as being the best in short SF, then this volume is a must have.