Tag Archives | Ian R. Macleod

Asimovs, October/November 2008

Nancy Kress. The Erdman Nexus. Kress on top form with a strong story to start the issue. There is an intriguing setup, as an alien vessel far distant reacts to something very unexpected, and we then meet Henry Erdman, an elderly physicist living in an assisted living facilty. Just how can these two events be […]

Asimovs, June 2008

Nancy Kress. Call Back Yesterday. Ahh, a copy of Asimovs which opens with a Nancy Kress story … now that’s what I call a science fiction magazine As (almost) ever, Kress furnishes the goods. The setup is immediate, with a short, intriguing opening sentence ‘This morning the bathroom mirror shows only a lone person – […]

Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, June 2000.

Feel the Zaz. James Patrick Kelly. Jim Kelly takes us to a near-future in which the web/movie industries provide a chance to engage interactively with a range of movie stars. Dylan McDonough is struggling with his Starscape firm, running perilously close to bankruptcy and failure, in an industry where popularity is measured by the ‘zaz’. […]

Extraordinary Engines : the definitive Steampunk Anthology, ed Nick Gevers pub Solaris 2008

An excellent collection, with only a couple of weaker contributions. A couple are more fantasy than steampunk, but there is high quality writing throughout and a couple of stories that linger (Youmans, Lanagan and Lake) for some time.

Science Fiction The Best of 2002, edited by Robert Silverberg and Karen Haber. ibooks, 2003

With the SF community having being served for two decades by the Dozois annual collection, producing an anthology with only a dozen stories is going to be challenging. The Silverberg/Haber collection makes it even more difficult as the majority of the stories are from the first half of 2002.

Year’s Best SF 12. ed David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer. Eos Books 2007

Stories by : Alastair Reynolds, Carol Emshwiller, Charlie Rosenkrantz, Claude Lalumiere, Cory Doctorow, Daryl Gregory, Edd Vick, Eileen Gunn, Gardner R Dozois, Gregory Benford, Heather Lindsley, Ian Creasey, Ian R. Macleod, Joe Haldeman, Kameron Hurley, Liz Williams, Mary Rosenblum, Michael Flynn, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Paul J. McAuley, Robert Reed, Rudy Rucker, Stephen Baxter, Terry Bisson, Wil McCarthy.