Analog, July/August 2007

Michael F. Flynn. Quaestiones Super Caelo Et Mundo. A lengthy offering from Flynn, providing a fictional angle on scientific enlightenment in medieval times – historical fiction about science, as opposed to science fiction. The story is followed up by a Science Fact piece which delves into the same territory. Richard A. Lovett. The Last of… Continue reading Analog, July/August 2007

Analog, March 2007

Karl Schroeder. Queen of Candesce. Pt I of IV. First part of a serialisation. Amy Bechtel. Trucks. Amy Bechtel’s name against this story caused a horrid flashback for me, back to the April 2004 issue of Analog, specifically the cover. Normally having a cover illustration specific to your story would be a cause for celebration… Continue reading Analog, March 2007

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… Continue reading Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, October 2005

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, June 2002

One of the benefits of reading a magazine in electronic format is that you don’t have to worry about fellow commuters thinking that you are reading something of a quality on a par with the cover illustration! Rajnar Vajra. Sidehunter. A story which I ended speed-reading towards the end. A fairly routine SF adventure on… Continue reading Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, June 2002

Analog Science Fiction and Fact, April 2002

The cover. Oh my God! The cover! Words fail me….. Amy Bechtel. Sea Changes. Long-standing readers of Analog may recall four previous stories over the last ten years by this author in which a veterinarian has some clients with some strange aquatic ‘pets’. I haven’t been reading Analog that long, but can’t recall any of… Continue reading Analog Science Fiction and Fact, April 2002