Tag Archives | John Morressy

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, February 2007

Alexander Jablokov. Brain Raid. Jablokov wrote some strong short stories in the 80s/90s, being one author who I watched out for in his appearances in Dozois’ Annual Collections. This is a strong story – providing an American counterpart to the Indian rogue AI stories that Ian McDonald has impressed with in the last couple of […]

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March 2006

Alex Irvine. Shambhala. The story was inspired by the illustration by Mark Evans which graces the cover, and is, like the cover, an excellent addition to a previously well covered trope. Irvine considers a future in which uploading to a virtual reality has been chosen by many, and looks at just how precarious that life […]

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, February 2006

Gary W. Shockley. The Cathedral of Universal Biodiversity. One of those stories where either I’m missing something, or the story is. The plot : four centuries hence a man who has given up the pleasures of the flesh (and being multi-testiculated that is a big loss) to ponder the Fermi Paradox. Or rather, to create […]

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, June 2005

PDF version reviewed. Charles Coleman Finlay. Of Silence and the Man at Arms. The third adventure involving Vertir and Kuikin (‘For Want of a Nail’ F&SF March 2003, ‘After the Gaud Chrysalis’ F&SF June 2004). Of the first story I wrote : ‘A wry cod-fantasy yarn, in which a wise-cracking pair of thieves go a-robbing.’. […]

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, December 2004

Having just read the Oct/Nov double issue of F&SF I ploughed straight in to this issue, and found halfway through I had to intersperse my reading of it with stories from the latest Asimovs, as I was suffering SF withdrawal, and had to get my fix! Jack Cady. The Fog. Cady died last year, and […]