A techie with empathy and emotional control deficits finds an immersive video game a perfect place to respond to the frustrations of everyday life..
A story with an interesting conceit that rather misses the opportunity it offered, and ends up in hectic pell-mell thriller with the protagonist mind-hopping quickly enough to disorientate this reader, let along himself.
A ‘fast paced adventure’ of the kind that Purdom often produces that don’t really do it for me. But if you are wanting to read more about Harold the Human, here’s your chance…
Not a whole lot that hasn’t been covered already (a long time ago) by Asimov in his robot stories.
Fast-paced adventure. Golva is a feline-type creature, one of two intelligenct races, on whose planet a party of humans has arrived.
A story with potential, but which doesn’t really deliver.
A ‘long-awaited’ followup to an Ace Double written some 40 years ago.
A bit of a curate’s egg of an issue.
There’s a lot of dialog, and the cardboard characters are moved about to help the plot along, and it is rather a long way short of the quality you normally get in Asimovs.
A strong collection, with the Purdom story somewhat of a struggle.
Brian Stableford. Following the Pharmers. Stableford has published several stories looking at the consequences in
Rudy Rucker and Bruce Sterling. Hormiga Canyon. You’d expect a collaboration by these two authors
PDF/eBookMan version reviewed. Tom Purdom. Bank Run. Sabor Haveri, ultra-rich banker, finds his idyllic boating
Mike Resnick. Travels with My Cats. Resnick furnishes a story the like of which you
Maybe its me favouring fellow Brits, but Baxter and Glass are the pick of the bunch for me.
A strong collection of stories by Cory Doctorow, Daniel Abraham and Susan Fry, David Marusek, Jack Skillingstead, James Patrick Kelly, John Varley, Lawrence Person, Tom Purdom.
Eleanor Arnason. Knapsack Poems. A tale of the Goxhat, an interesting multi-bodied entity with a
Robert Charles Wilson being the pick of the bunch for me.
Reflections. Robert Silverberg. Silverberg’s editorial wryly comments on poor grammar and on the latest haute
Reflections. Robert Silverberg The latest technological developments in slowing the speed of laser light give
Stories by : Alastair Reynolds, Daniel Kaysen, Douglas Lain, Howard Waldrop, James Patrick Kelly, James Van Pelt, Joe Haldeman, Leah Bobet, Mary Rosenblum, Michael Swanwick, Robert Reed, Stephen Leigh, Susan Palwick, Tom Purdom, Wil McCarthy.
Stories by : Barry N. Malzberg, Brian Aldiss, Brian M. Stableford, Chris Beckett, Chris Lawson, Cory Doctorow, Curt Wohleber, Elisabeth Malartre, Fred Lerner, G. David Nordley, Gene Wolfe, Geoff Ryman, Greg Egan, Hiroe Suga, Kim Stanley Robinson, Lucy Sussex, Mary Soon Lee, Michael Bishop, Michael Swanwick, Robert J. Sawyer, Robert Reed, Sarah Zettel, Stephen Baxter, Terry Bisson, Tom Purdom
Brian Stableford, Gene Wolfe., Geoffrey A. Landis, Greg Egan, Gregory Benford, Jack Williamson, James Patrick Kelly, John C. Wright, Katherine McLean, Kim Newman, Michael Moorcock, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Paul Levinson, R. Garcia y Robertson, Ray Bradbury, Robert Silverberg, S.N. Dyer, Terry Bisson, Tom Cool., Tom Purdom, William Gibson
As ever, chock full of high quality SF, with the annual summation providing SF with an ongoing reference and reading tome which we should not take for granted. Here’s to the next 25 years! Stories by : Alastair Reynolds, Benjamin Rosenbaum and David Ackert, Brian Stableford, Bruce Sterling, Chris Roberson, David Moles, Elizabeth Bear, Greg Egan, Gregory Benford, Gwyneth Jones, Ian McDonald, James Van Pelt, John Barnes, Justin Stanchfield, Kage Baker, Keith Brooke, Ken MacLeod, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Neal Asher, Pat Cadigan, Robert Reed, Robert Silverberg, Stephen Baxter, Ted Chiang, Ted Kosmatka, Tom Purdom, Una McCormack, Vandana Singh