A good example of pitching a story just right.
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A sequel to Kessel’s first Asimov story – ‘Hearts Do Not in Eyes Shine’, all the way back from October 1983.
A short piece written as part of a festschrift to Ursula K. Le Guin, which touches on one of the themes in her writing.
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A big book, with a huge amount of top quality SF.
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A collection of excellent stories.
Tight drama with an interesting background.
Reed, Wightman and O’Driscoll are the cream of the crop, with Kessel’s new story, Bisson and Cowdrey not quite up to their (well-established) best.
Sean McMullen. The Twilight Year. A historical tale with the merest whiff of the fantastical. England in the mid-sixth century is the setting, with the populace struggling under the few remaining vestiges of Roman rule, and under the blanket of volcanic cloud spewed from the eruption of Krakatoa. In such times perhaps a mighty hero […]