Tag Archives | Stephen Baxter

Jonathan Strahan. The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year. Volume 3.

A collection of excellent stories.

Stephen Baxter. Formidable Caress. (Analog, Dec 2009).

Baxter concludes his XeeLee timeline. What strange forces have been at work so that during a couple of days taken as leave from work, I end up reading Baxter’s ‘Starfall’, which has been sitting on my laptop as a PDF for a year, and this story from Analog, which has been sitting on my ‘to be read’ shelf for about six months, in an afternoon sitting?

Interzone Number 179 May 2002

Molly Brown. The Hamlet AI Murders. A rather missed opportunity. A subtle tale of a murdered brother returning from the grave via an uploaded AI could have been wrought, with clever pointers to Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ throughout. Instead Molly Brown simply goes for an updating, complete with character names, plot ‘twists’ and so forth from the […]