The descendents, many generations hence, of those from Earth II, struggle to understand the nature of their planet and how they got there.
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A collection of excellent stories.
Five regular contributors (Stephen Baxter, H.G. Stratmann, Jerry Oltion, G. David Nordley, Carl Frederick) to Analog providing fayre consistent with that which they have provided previously. Enow already.
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?
Star-spanning combat, part of the XeeLee sequence.
A strong issue, with stories from authors well-established and authors on the way up : Aliette de Bodard, Bruce McAllister, Caroline M. Yoachim, Damien Broderick, David Erik Nelson, Stephen Baxter.
I have to own up to much preferring Baxter’s SF to his alternate history – oh for the XeeLee days!
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 […]