Another strong story, with the nature of the omniscient narrator not revealed immediately, as humanity’s concerns, and the concerns and loves of individuals are seen through the lens of a creature with a much longer view, and a much bigger picture. Excellent.
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Originally in a YA anthology, an effective story of love and loss on Mars.
A great story to round off a great collection.
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A big book, with a huge amount of top quality SF.
A clever story with matrioshka-type realities in play.
The content pretty much left me unmoved.
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 […]
eBookman version reviewed Karl Schroeder. Sun of Suns, Part I. First part of a novel serialisation (although stylistically it opens like a short story – no scene setting, just straight into the dialogue and action.) John Barnes. The Diversification of Its Fancy. A lengthy novella featuring a special agent cum singer, part of whose role […]