Tag Archives | Robert J. Sawyer

Analog, March 2009

Dave Bartell. Cavernauts. Initially a setup that appeared to be a bog standard trope : in the caves of Callisto two explorers are trapped, feared dead. Can two nearly-arrived-from-Earth colleague cavers rescue them? The answer is in fact no, as instead of a dramatic rescue (typically involving the understanding of a scientific quirk), Bartell provides […]

Analog, December 2008

David Bartell. Misquoting the Star. A followup to ‘Misquoting the Moon’ (March 2007) in which one Hendrik Isaacs got a coveted place on a shuttle to the moon colony, thus being one of the select few to avoid the planet-killer asteroid imminently due to impact on Earth. The main protagonist in this story is the […]

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, January/February 2007

Rajnar Vajra. Emerald River, Pearl Sky. The story starts with unidentified observers from a thousand years beyond the narrative which unfolds, who introduce one Vincas Magus, a wizened elderly man walking on twisted legs along a path flanked by apple blossom. When Vincas is confronted by a too steep bridge over a river we find […]

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, December 2006

C. Sanford Lowe & G. David Nordley. Imperfect Gods. A sequel to ‘Kremer’s Limit’ (Analog July/August 2006) in which Hilda Kremer overcame political opposition to get a mission to create an artificial black hole underway. This story starts with her arriving at a planet circling Groombridge 34A, a long journey from Earth. The scientific experiment […]

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, November 2006

Barry B. Longyear. The Good Kill. The first, it would appear, of a series of Jaggers and Shad SF mysteries. It’s a sort of low-rent version of Michael Swanwick’s Darger and Surplus stories. Obviously humour is the most personal of tastes, and I’m not particularly fond of cod-Britishness, which Longyear employs heavily (and I mean […]

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, October 2006

Robert J. Sawyer. Rollback. Part I of IV. Last month’s issue of Analog featured the conclusion of a four part serialisation of an Edward M. Lerner novel set in his ‘Dangling Conversations’ milieu, several stories in which setting had previously appeared in Analog. These all featured humanity in radio conversation with a variety of alien […]

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, January/February 2004

Both Analog and Asimov’s announced during 2003 that they would be publishing one issue less per year : moving to two double-month issues, and eight single-month issues. This is the first of the two double-month issues of the year, to complement the July/August double issue. Ramona Louise Wheeler. Inherit the Vortex. Further adventures of Ray […]