Tag Archives | Grey Rollins

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, January/February 2007

Rajnar Vajra. Emerald River, Pearl Sky. The story starts with unidentified observers from a thousand years beyond the narrative which unfolds, who introduce one Vincas Magus, a wizened elderly man walking on twisted legs along a path flanked by apple blossom. When Vincas is confronted by a too steep bridge over a river we find […]

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, December 2006

C. Sanford Lowe & G. David Nordley. Imperfect Gods. A sequel to ‘Kremer’s Limit’ (Analog July/August 2006) in which Hilda Kremer overcame political opposition to get a mission to create an artificial black hole underway. This story starts with her arriving at a planet circling Groombridge 34A, a long journey from Earth. The scientific experiment […]

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, Jan/Feb 2006

mobipocket version reviewed Karl Schroeder. Sun of Suns, Part III. Third installment of a novel serialisation. John Barnes. ‘The Night is Fine, the Walrus Said’. Follows on from ‘The Diversification of Its Fancy’ from the last-but-one issue of Analog (Nov 2005), and equally heavy going. Overmuch dialogue, clunky action, and just generally Average SF as […]

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, September 2005

Michael A. Burstein. Sanctuary. A Catholic Priest is giving a mass to those on a multi-species space station who are part of his flock. An alien begs for sanctuary in the ‘church’, claiming persecution. Some tricky dilemmas are posed, as the nature of the alien – criminal, heretic or persecuted – is open to interpretation, […]

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, May 2005

Shane Tourtellotte. Footsteps. A lunar variation on the Locked Room Murder Mystery – except that the dead body is on the moon’s surface, quite some distance from the nearest building – the body is not wearing a spacesuit, and there are only his footsteps in the regolith. So how did he get there? Grey Rollins. […]

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, December 2004

Kenneth Brady. Baby on Board. Editor Standey Schmidt has been beefing about SUVs in his editorials of late, so it was probably a heads-up play by Brady in submitting a story about them. Alan, an eco-warrior, objecting to the use of these gasguzzlers, takes pride in stealing, or rather, borrowing such vehicles, and giving them […]

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, June 2004

Michael A. Burstein. Time Ablaze. Somewhat formulaic time travel story in which a traveller from the future who has come to witness a ferry disaster off the New York coast at the beginning of the 20thC comes to break a cardinal rule in trying to change those events. Obviously there are dangers in such fiddling, […]