Truth be told, it reads more like an Analog story than an Asimovs one to me.
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There’s politics and human relationships to give a little extra depth to a relatively short story that gets through the action on the double.
Mary Rosenblum. Lion Walk. Science thriller set in an African game reserve where the second body in a few weeks is found – or rather, the remains of a second body, the lions, vultures and pack dogs having been at the unfortunate victims. A game warden has to choose how public to go with these […]
William Barton. In the Age of the Quiet Sun. Good to see another story from Barton – w-a-y too long since I’ve read one from him. What appeals to me is that he often looks at the costs to the individual of humanity getting out into space, and here he does this in spades. The […]
Nancy Kress. My Mother Dancing. Originally published in 2000 in ‘Destination 3001’, published by Flammarion. A short piece in which far-future post-humans have been seeding the otherwise barren galaxy. The non-gender-specific crew are thrown into confusion when the well-established answer to Fermi’s Paradox (there isn’t anything/anybody out there) is challenged by data from a colony […]
For me, other than the Fintushel story, a fairly average bunch. Mind you, the preview of the next issue is most impressive.
Adam Troy-Castro. Among the Tchi. A novelist finds his ego suddenly deflated when arriving on-planet to find that not only is he not the only Writer in Residence, he is one in a long, long line of writers who have signed up to a year-long contract. Worst still, the alien hosts take a perverse delight […]
Catherina Asaro. The Spacetime Pool. A plot with more than a nod to Charles Stross’ ‘Merchant Princes’ series it would appear, although a story which feels more like it should be written by a nerdy male scientist type, in its having an attractive young woman wearing a flimsy harem-type outfit escaping from peril using her […]