Excellent hard SF from Johnson, that has a strong narrator and interpersonal interplay and characterisation and psychology on top of the science and technology.
A story learning towards the more scientist fiction that you get in Analog than is normally the case in Asimovs
C.W. Johnson. Icarus Beach. A young woman is part of a crew whose ship specialises in taking super-rich passengers deep into supernovas, there to ride the shockwaves of the exploding star. Her burgeoning relationship with one of the paying passengers is threatened when the lovers’ rich father finds out, and by the behaviour of one… Continue reading Analog, December 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