Daniel Hatch. Seed of Revolution. One in a series of stories, following on from ‘Seed of Destiny’ from the Jan 2003 issue, and ‘Seed of Reason’ from April 1999. The story is set on the planet Chamal, which is notable for shared DNA amongst all species on the planet. Said species are Earth-standard anthropomorphic –… Continue reading Analog, July/August 2009
Daniel Hatch. An Angel Headed Hipster Escapes. Jonathan Bender has been uploaded for some time, and is part of a skeleton crew of uploads out in deep space when he is a self-contained unit is a portable can. He sees himself as Jonathan Bender, born in 1951, but he is claimed as salvage, as he… Continue reading Analog, October 2007
Daniel Hatch. Seed of Destiny. A story set on the same world as the author’s ‘Seed of Reason’ (Analog, April 1999). Jerome Sullivan is a young human going through that awkward phase between adolescence and adulthood, which humanity has obviously been unable to remove from our genetic makeup in the centuries ahead. He is on… Continue reading Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, January 2003
Pele. Poul Anderson. Pele is arguably the greatest footballer (US: soccer player) who ever lived, the Brazilian whose international career spanned three decades and several World Cups. He also had the signal honour of a poster of him hanging on my bedroom wall in the early 1970s. That poster was replaced in 1978 by a… Continue reading Analog Science Fiction and Fact, October 2001 (Peanut Press edition)
The collection successfully brings together a litte bit of sf, a lot of speculative fiction, fantasy, horror and thrillers, but which all work together and which don’t leap out as being stories of that ilk, but simply good stories with a shared setting.