A gentle, amusing story warning of the problems of proper prophylactic planning.
Five regular contributors (Stephen Baxter, H.G. Stratmann, Jerry Oltion, G. David Nordley, Carl Frederick) to Analog providing fayre consistent with that which they have provided previously. Enow already.
Stories by four Analog stalwarts and a newbie : G. David Nordley, Craig DeLancy, John G. Hemry, Jerry Oltion, Jay Werkheiser.
Charles Coleman Finlay. The Minutemen’s Witch. Adventure set against the American Revolution, with added witchcraft.
Judith Moffett. The Bear’s Baby. Moffett has written a couple of novels featuring the Hefn,
Sean McMullen. Walk to the Full Moon. In mainland Spain a young girl is found
The Goldstein and Rusch stories start and finish the issue strongly, with the other stories being good without being great. Other stories by Crowell, Cooper, Steinmetz, Oltion, Resnick, Robyn, Tem.
Michael F. Flynn. Where the Winds Are All Asleep. An Oirish Bar is the opening
Thomas R. Dulsi. Guaranteed Not to Turn Pink in the Can. A private investigator is
Joe Haldeman. Marsbound. The first part of a three-part serialisation gets the double issue underway.
C.W. Johnson. Icarus Beach. A young woman is part of a crew whose ship specialises
Shane Tourtellote. Trial by Fire. A third in a series in which criminals can have
Rajnar Vajra. Emerald River, Pearl Sky. The story starts with unidentified observers from a thousand
C. Sanford Lowe & G. David Nordley. Imperfect Gods. A sequel to ‘Kremer’s Limit’ (Analog
Reviewed : MobiPocket version on a Tapwave Zodiac. Edward M. Lerner. A New Order of
Michael A. Burstein. Sanctuary. A Catholic Priest is giving a mass to those on a
Shane Tourtellotte. Footsteps. A lunar variation on the Locked Room Murder Mystery – except that
James Gunn. Elixir. A sequel to ‘New Blood’ from Astounding, October 1955. Yup, 1955. Dr.
Joe Haldeman. Camouflage. Novel serialisation – Part I of III. Story illustration by Wolf Read,
Michael Swanwick. Slow Life. Standard Analog fayre from an author whom you wouldn’t immediately associate
Pat Forde. In Spirit. An attempt to make sense of September 11th. Three decades hence,
One of the benefits of reading a magazine in electronic format is that you don’t
Dave Creek. Splendor’s Truth. A third ‘Splendor’ story, following two published in Analog during 2000,
The cover. Oh my God! The cover! Words fail me….. Amy Bechtel. Sea Changes. Long-standing
This is a very strong collection. Adams has trawled 25 years worth of high quality SF to put together the volume, and there’s an awful lot of good reading to be had.
Stories by : Jane Yolen, James Patrick Kelly, Nancy Kress, Gregory Feeley, Nelson Bond, James Alan Gardner, Michael Swanwick, Karen Joy Fowler, Jerry Oltion.