Clever, quirky short from Vukcevich, with humanity turning inwards, self-obsessed, blurring identities.
Lawrence C. Connolly. Daughters of Prime. I’m not a big fan of xenolinguistic/xenothropological fiction. Ursula K Le Guin has a lot to answer for in my opinion, in offering a model for others to follow. I suppose you could trace back several decades to find the author of the first ‘astronaut stranded on an inhospitable [...]
Matthew Hughes. A Little Learning. Hughes posits a novel method for transiting multiverses – the use of chanting. Bandar is a novice of the Institute of Historical Inquiry, wending his way, unseen, through historical incidents, in an attempt to win a bursary at the Institute. However, his best-laid plains are thrown into dangerous confusion as [...]
James L. Cambia. Ocean of the Blind. A very Analog type of story. A team of scientists is studying alien life under the seas of a distant planet. The team is led by a universally unpopular chief scientist who has arranged for a special ‘stealth suit’ to be shipped to him that will enable him [...]
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.