Looks at the fanaticism necessary to carry out an act beyond the ken of most people – although we don’t really need to use fantasy to explore that issue these days!
Great read from Williams – a solitary lighthouse on an uninhabited planet, and a child who has to come to terms with the death of her mother and her place in the much bigger scheme of things.
A late arrival on my doorstep, and it’s taken much longer to finish the review than I had hoped. Note to self : faster dude, faster!
Short piece of the type Williams does so well, a strange, very strange world in which a young girl is stillborn, but for whom that it just one of many beginnings and endings.
This is the last David Pringle edited/published issue of Interzone, and the Pringle era ended
Dominic Green. Blue Water, Grey Death. Non-genre story about two men who get in above
Babylon Sisters. Paul Di Filippo. Classy stuff from Di Filippo in a well written (as
The Worms of Hess, Barrington J. Bayley. I approached this story with no little trepidation,
Lord Soho, Richard Calder. A rich, entertaining story, a far distant sequel to the author’s
Colours of the Soul, Sean McMullen. A virus is spreading across the globe, and those
Buy a copy from amazon.com / amazon.co.uk Ravenbrand. Michael Moorcock. Interzone enters the Millennium with
Greg Egan. Dark Integers. A sequel to the well-received and Dozoised (13th) ‘Luminous’ from Asimovs,
A 30th Anniversary issue with some pretty Big Names on the cover. But does it flatter to deceive?…
Another excellent issue.
For me the Rusch and Kilby are the pick of the issue. Sanders/Maxey/Williams are OK without breaking new ground, and Beckett’s story isn’t as impactful as the earlier story in that milieu.
PDF version reviewed. Neal Asher. Softly Spoke the Gabbleduck. The planet Myrial is an intriguing
Walter Jon Williams. Solidarity. A sequel to ‘Margaux’ (Asimovs, May 2003) in which Gredel, a
I missed this when it first hit the shelves, so a mini-review some months after
Having had to hand back my PDA upon leaving my last employer, I had gone
I’ve been reading Asimov’s in two formats over the past couple of years: the traditional
This is a good collection featuring some strong stories by many of the biggest names in British SF.
Stories by : Alastair Reynolds, Carol Emshwiller, Charlie Rosenkrantz, Claude Lalumiere, Cory Doctorow, Daryl Gregory, Edd Vick, Eileen Gunn, Gardner R Dozois, Gregory Benford, Heather Lindsley, Ian Creasey, Ian R. Macleod, Joe Haldeman, Kameron Hurley, Liz Williams, Mary Rosenblum, Michael Flynn, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Paul J. McAuley, Robert Reed, Rudy Rucker, Stephen Baxter, Terry Bisson, Wil McCarthy.
Stories by : Adam Roberts, Alastair Reynolds, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Bruce Stirling, Bud Sparhawk, Cory Doctorow, Daryl Gregory, David Langford, Gardner R Dozois, Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, Hannu Rajaniemi, James Patrick Kelly, Joe Haldeman, Justina Robinson, Ken MacLeod, Larissa Lai, Lauren McLaughlin, Liz Williams, Matthew Jarpe, Michael Swanwick, Neal Asher, Oliver Morton, Paul McAuley, Peter F. Hamilton, R. Garcia y Robertson, Rudy Rucker, Stephen Baxter, Ted Chiang, Tobias S. Buckell, Vonda N McIntyre.
Stories by : Bradley Denton, Brenda Cooper, Charles Coleman Finlay, Gene Wolfe., Glenn Grant, Gregory Benford, Jack McDevitt, James Patrick Kelly, James Stoddard, James. L. Cambias, Janeen Webb, Jean-Claude Dunyach, Ken Liu, Liz Williams, matthew hughes, Neal Asher, Pamela Sargent, Ray Vukcevich, Robert Reed, Sean McMullen, Steve Tomasula, Steven Utley, Terry Bisson.
Stories by : Alastair Reynolds, Bruce Sterling, Chris Beckett, Chris Roberson, Daryl Gregory, David Gerrold, David Moles, Dominic Green, Elizabeth Bear, Gene Wolfe., Gwyneth Jones, Hannu Rajaniemi, Harry Turtledove, Ian McDonald, James Patrick Kelly, Jay Lake and Ruth Nestvold, Joe Haldeman, Ken MacLeod, Liz Williams, Mary Rosenblum, Michael Swanwick, Neal Asher, Paolo Bacigalupi, Peter Watts and Derryl Murphy, Robert Reed, Stephen Baxter, Stephen Popkes, Vonda N McIntyre, William Sanders
Stories by : Bruce Sterling, Cherry Wilder, Chris Lawson, Cory Doctorow, Geoffrey A. Landis, Greg Egan, Gwyneth Jones, Howard Waldrop, Ian McDonald, Ian R. Macleod, Jim Grimsley, Liz Williams, Michael Swanwick, Paul J. McAuley, Rob Chilson, Robert Charles Wilson, Robert Reed, Stephen Baxter, Tanith Lee, Ted Chiang, Tony Daniel, Ursula K. Le Guin, William Barton, William Browning Spencer