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Taut, far-future thriller which works well.
This is the last David Pringle edited/published issue of Interzone, and the Pringle era ended with a whimper and not a bang. With issues only appearing sporadically, many distributors had dropped the title by the time this issue appeared, and none of my usual bookstores had it in stock. So it is a peculiarly nostalgic […]
John Meaney. Entangled Eyes are Smiling. Jack’s love life takes a turn for the worse when Anya leaves him. In his cups (or pints of Guinness) the Irishman is able to take advantage of the alien presence, the Zajinet, to sort things out. An implant in his brain appears to be a painless solution, but […]
John Meaney. The Whisper of Discs. A well written and evocative piece, of longer length, which the story deserves. The final days of a very elderly, wealthy and successful IT businesswomen are interspersed with memories of her life, and also with a forebear – for she is a descendant of Ada, Lady Lovelace, she of […]
Liberty Zone, Keith Brooke. Keith Brooke, not content with having SF novels published at an early age, and writing good short SF, is also behind the hugely impressive InfinityPlus fiction site. ‘Liberty Spin’ is set on a deep space habitat, which has been spinning out of control, uninhabited, for many years, following political upheaval. Teams […]
Tags: Adam Roberts, Alastair Reynolds, Daniel Abraham, Ian Whates, Jack Skillingstead, Jennifer Pelland, John Meaney, Ken MacLeod, Paul Cornell, Scott Edelman, Stephen Baxter, Tim Akers, Warren Hammond0
The third in the Solaris series hits the street just as the word on those streets is that the imprint has been put up for sale by Games Workshop, who want to concentrate on their core wargaming business. I was somewhat disappointed in the second in the series after the solid start of the sequence. […]
Tags: A.M. Dellamonica, Elizabeth Bear, Gene Wolfe, George Zebrowski, Ian McDonald, John Meaney, Justina Robson, Kage Baker, Ken MacLeod, Larry Niven and Brenda Cooper, Louise Marley, Mary A. Turzillo, Mike Resnick and Nancy Kress, Pamela Sargent, Paolo Bacigalupi, Paul Di Filippo, Robert Charles Wilson, Robyn Hitchcock, Stephen Baxter, Tony Ballantyne0
An excellent collection of short SF. Several made it to the various Year’s Best collections, and a couple of others which were not selected would not have looked out of place. The volume starts well, is strong in the middle, and ramps up to a strong finish.