Tag Archives | Stephen L. Burns

Analog, September 2008

Henry G. Stratmann. The Last Tempation of Katerina Savitskaya. A sequel to ‘The Paradise Project’ (Analog Nov 2007) which I noted was ‘very much Golden Age SF in its telling and characterisation … some charmingly old-fashioned morals’. And sure enough we are re-introduced to Katerina standing with her freshly shampooed hair blowing in the breeze, […]

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, April 2006

Reviewed : MobiPocket version on a Tapwave Zodiac. Wil McCarthy. Boundary Condition. National Weather Service astronauts have a surprise visit – from Pope Dave : cue the joke about the Pope driving his car instead of his chauffer, and some other creaky dialog. The story gives some ponderation to the role ‘God’ may have in […]

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, October 2005

eBookman version reviewed Amy Bechtel. Language Lessons. It’s some sixteen years since the cutesy creatures featured in this story first appeared (‘Little Monsters’ Analog, Nov 1989). Seven stories on and it’s getting just a little thin IMHO. I read the last one, notable for one of the worst covers in recent Analog history (if you […]

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 […]