As with many series, the law of diminishing returns meant that I stopped reading The Company stories some time ago.
Tag Archives | Kage Baker
Evidently Baker’s last completed story before she died last year, and a fitting story to go out on.
Ian McDonald. Little Goddess. The (PDF) issue gets off to a strong start with the reminisences of a girl who has been the ‘Kumari Devi’, a Living Goddess. She remembers how she as a young child she was chosen, the bloodcurdling rituals, the separation from family, and the years waited on hand and foot, worshipped […]
John Grimsley. The 120 Hours of Sodom. A very strong story from Grimsley, one in his ‘Hormling’ series (‘Perfect Pilgrim’ in Asimovs Feb 2003, ‘Getting the News’ Asimovs March 2002 both impressed me). Here he looks at a far future, decadent humanity, with those long-lived humans who have wealth able to satisfy their every whim. […]
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Charles Stross. Survivor. The penultimate Accelerando series, in which Manfred Mancx finally makes a corporeal return, and those who have kept that status and stayed at home find out about the true nature of Meiko the cat, and themselves (Manfred and Pamela’s breakup somewhat more complex than they had though), and they appear set to […]
A hefty double-issue with pretty much something to please everyone.
Walter Jon Williams. The Green Leopard Plague. A very skilfully crafted short story. Set in the same future as his well-received ‘Lethe’, this is of an equally high standard. Williams intertwines two, or in fact three stories, tying them together in a powerful ending. We start in the warm waters of the Philippine sea – […]
John Kessel. Under the Lunchbox Tree. The third story in the Lunar Society of Cousins setting, which, we are told, Kessel hopes to see together in a book – whether as short-stories or a fix-up isn’t stated. The setting is a matriarchal moon, in which men are reduced to little more than sex objects. My […]