A newly terraformed world, ready to be opened up to colonists, is the subject of criticism from a bureaucrat.
Tag Archives | S.L. Gilbow
The first of the now double-size but bi-monthly F&SF. The disappointment of now to be hearing a copy of F&SF coming through the letter box only six times a year is mitigated by the fact that it now makes an even meatier thump when hitting the floor. Sean McMullen. The Spiral Briar. Some fantasy to […]
Robert Reed. Reunion. F&SF regular Reed hit top form with the previous issue’s ‘Five Thrillers’, but in contrast this is a much lower key affair. A young woman attends a school reunion with a difference : the class in question has furnished a dozen high-achievers – extremely high achievers. What is the reason behind this? […]
David Marusek. Osama Phone Home. Published earlier in MIT’s Technology Magazine, and it reads like a story that you would expect a high quality writer Marusek would provide that kind of magazine, as opposed to writing it as an F&SF story. It’s OK, but some what short of his best, which is a pretty high […]
Alexander Jablokov. Brain Raid. Jablokov wrote some strong short stories in the 80s/90s, being one author who I watched out for in his appearances in Dozois’ Annual Collections. This is a strong story – providing an American counterpart to the Indian rogue AI stories that Ian McDonald has impressed with in the last couple of […]