Rajnar Vajra. The Ghost within. Give Analog regular Vajra his due, he’s quite happy to turn his hand to a wide variety of styles and topics. Here he provides a story which blends a hard-bitten wise-cracking detective with a vr bent. His protagonist is called in to verify the authenticity of an uploaded intelligence. Sadly […]
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Part 1 of the serialised novel, Mary A. Turzillo’s ‘An Old-Fashioned Girl’ Michael F. Flynn. The Clapping Hands of God. (Story illustration of the type you just do not want any fellow commuters to see.) A team of humans traverse one of the Gates which opens onto a beautiful world. The idyllic life of the […]
In recent months I’ve been reading Analog in digital format on my palmtop, courtesy of Peanut Press/Palm Digital Media. In addition to being portable, one benefit is that you aren’t seen by fellow commuters reading a magazine with a cover which tends to support the general public opinion of SF being about BEMs, space ships […]
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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.
All in all, and excellent volume – one which I would be happy to give to anyone who is sniffy about SF, confident that there is a lot of mature, high quality (science) fiction therein.