PDF version reviewed. Neal Asher. Softly Spoke the Gabbleduck. The planet Myrial is an intriguing setting, it’s indigenous Sheq (shit eating quadrapeds) living in groups of seven, a protected species. Rumour has it that the planet has also got a mysterious offworld Gabbleduck somewhere in the forests and canyons. The protagonist is hired by a […]
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Larry Niven and Brenda Cooper. The Trellis. Pluto and Charon are conjoined through genetically modified creepers, which carry water from Charon to Pluto, and also enable the scientists at the research facilities at each base of the creeper to travel between the ‘planets’. It is Lark’s sixteenth birthday, and she is headed down/up the creeper, […]
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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.