A sequel to ‘Going Deep’ which appeared in the June 2009 issue of Asimovs.
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A Best SF Review-LiteTM, on account of my having read this issue about a month ago and not having the finer points of the stories in my mind any more. Robert Reed. How it Feels. How what feels? Alien possession. Not the icky bit about the how they get in, but the interesting bit of […]
A strong collection, with the Purdom story somewhat of a struggle.
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 – […]
Harry Turtledove. News From the Front. Alternate History relating the role played by FD Roosevelt in getting the US involved in the Second World, through the means of newspaper clippings. I’m the wrong side of the Atlantic and the wrong side of 50 for the fine detail to be clear to me, and it’s a […]
Rucker, Reed, Skillingstead and Kelly do it for me. Carter, Johnson, Creasey and Bernobich don’t, which makes it a 50/50 split, whereas I tend to get a 75/25 or 80/20 from Asimovs.
Ian McDonald. Little Goddess. The (PDF) issue gets off to a strong start with the reminisences of a girl who has been the ‘Kumari Devi’, a Living Goddess. She remembers how she as a young child she was chosen, the bloodcurdling rituals, the separation from family, and the years waited on hand and foot, worshipped […]
Nancy Kress. My Mother Dancing. Originally published in 2000 in ‘Destination 3001’, published by Flammarion. A short piece in which far-future post-humans have been seeding the otherwise barren galaxy. The non-gender-specific crew are thrown into confusion when the well-established answer to Fermi’s Paradox (there isn’t anything/anybody out there) is challenged by data from a colony […]