Another (concluding?) installment in Steele’s ‘Arkwright’ series, which, like his ‘Coyote’ series, has left me unmoved.
Another installment in Steele’s stories about the Arkwright Foundation, set up by some of the founding fathers of SF, which is reaching for the stars.
A follow-up a couple of generations on, to Steele’s The Legion of Tomorrow a few issues back, which didn’t really grab me.
A lengthy look at the very early days of SF fandom,
A story title and an opening sentence make it clear what the denouement is, but the story holds your attention.
All in all, a story I’d expect to see in Analog, but way below the standard I’d expect to see in Asimovs.
A nicely paced story set in the Cuban Missile Crisis that doesn’t try too hard.
A bit of a deja vu feeling with the opening and closing stories, with two experienced writers re-treading footprints into the sfnal regolith, with the other stories being good without being great.
Steele revisits a theme from a previous story of his, although with an sfnal rather than a fantasy element.
A strong issue, with stories by Landis, Reed, Steele, Shoulders, Tem, Roberson and Emshwiller.
The storytelling is handled well in the mannered style of the 1930s.
Delia Sherman. Walpurgis Afternoon. Cosy suburbia is threatened by a brand new house appearing overnight,
Connie Willis. All Seated on the Ground. I normally have a beef at having to
A 30th Anniversary issue with some pretty Big Names on the cover. But does it flatter to deceive?…
An excellent issue.
Peter Friend. The Christmas Tree. A short fantastical piece in which the arrival of a
Charles Stross. Survivor. The penultimate Accelerando series, in which Manfred Mancx finally makes a corporeal
Allen M. Steele. Shady Grove. Sixth intallment of the ‘Coyote Rising’ serial, in which a
A hefty double-issue with pretty much something to please everyone.
Robert Reed. A Plague of Life. Reed sucks us into a story with a lot
Brian Stableford. Nectar. The teens are typically an awkward period of growing into adulthood, but
Maybe its me favouring fellow Brits, but Baxter and Glass are the pick of the bunch for me.
A strong collection of stories, with Steele being the most routine.
Asimov’s ‘Special Holiday Issue’ – presumably referring to Thankgsiving, on the basis of the dates
Having had to hand back my PDA upon leaving my last employer, I had gone
I’ve been reading Asimov’s in two formats over the past couple of years: the traditional
A pretty damn good collection. Steele and Martinez were a tad below an otherwise high standard.
Part 1 of the serialised novel, Mary A. Turzillo’s ‘An Old-Fashioned Girl’ Michael F. Flynn.
Stories by : Allen M. Steele, Angelica Gorodischer, Charles Stross, Cory Doctorow, Gene Wolfe., Geoff Ryman, Gregory Benford, Joe Haldeman, Kage Baker, M Rickert, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Nigel Brown, Octavia E. Butler, Richard de la Casa and Pedro Jorge Romero, Rick Moody, Robert Reed, Stephen Baxter, Tony Ballantyne.
Stories by : Alastair Reynolds, Allen M. Steele, Andy Duncan, Brenda W. Clough, Carolyn Ives Gilman, Charles Stross, Chris Beckett, Dan Simmons, Eleanor Arnason, Geoff Ryman, Howard Waldrop and Leigh Kennedy, Ian R. Macleod, James Kelly, Jim Grimsley, Ken MacLeod, Michael Blumlein, Michael Cassutt, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Paul Di Filippo, Paul McAuley, Robert Reed, Simon Ings, William Sanders.