An excellent, quirky piece from MacLeod, slightly out of kilter with the fairly standard narrative structure of most the anthology.
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Well-written, as you would expect from MacLeod, a post-war/Cold War setting (with an nod to Kim Philby) in which a student has related to him a story of Quatermassian horrors that foretell a far future conflict.
An intelligent story from MacLeod, the first in this volume I’d tip for Year’s Best honours.
You always get some thought-provoking politics with MacLeod, and here he pops in some near-future background to give depth to a story involving an SF writer and an anthologist.
A tight near-future thriller, set in Australia, and with a strong tech/political background
Tags: Alexander Jablokov, Bruce Sterling, Charles Coleman Finlay, Ekaterina Sedia, Geoffrey Landis, Greg Egan, Holly Phillips, Jack Skillingstead, John Barnes, Karen Joy Fowler, Ken MacLeod, Mary Robinette Kowal, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Paul Di Filippo, Robert Reed, Tim Pratt, Will McIntosh0
As has been the case with others in his take on the year’s best SF there is less I agree with than is the case with the other year’s best volumes.
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.