The first story of 2015 that I’m flagging as a contender for the Best SF Short Story Award 2015.
ERBpunk in the same setting as Levine’s ‘The Wreck of the Mars Adventure’ in the Gardner Dozois/GRR Martin anthology ‘Old Mars’.
Strange things are happening at the Art Institute in Chicago..
A good issue. Nothing quite hitting the heights, but do bear in mind I do judge by the highest of standards!
Gene Wolfe. Memorare. This special Gene Wolfe issue leads off with an SF story which confirms just how good Wolfe can be. On the surface it’s a story of a well-established type : a curmudgeonly longer out in the solar system is investigating some very strange artefacts which prove to be qutie dangerous, and has… Continue reading The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, April 2007
One of the occasional F&SF special issues devoted to a particular author, which I for think is a nice touch. This issue is by way of a tribute to Barry Malzberg. John Kessel. Of New Arrivals, Many Johns, and the Music of the Spheres. Malzberg has written a handful of stories in which the setting… Continue reading The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, June 2003
A return to reading the print version after several months reading e-versions, and a welcome return I have to say. There are advantages to e-books, but I much prefer reading a full page rather the paragraph or two that is generally available on a handheld device. John Kessel. Sunlight or Rock. A sequel to his… Continue reading Asimovs, September 2006
An excellent issue.
Esther M. Friesner. The Fraud. The cover illustration (a Raphael no less) is a good companion for a piece of historical fiction from Friesner. The viewpoint character is a young man, travelling by horse from London to the house of Sir Hadrian Ashgrave. George is in the employ of Lord Edgerton, and betwixt the pair… Continue reading Asimovs, March 2005
Stories by : Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross, David D. Levine, George Saunders, Howard Waldrop, James Patrick Kelly, Jeffrey Ford, Lucius Shepard, Michael Swanwick, Neil Gaiman, Paolo Bacigalupi, Stephen Baxter, Susan Mosser, Ursula K. Le Guin, Vernor Vinge.
Stories by : A.M. Dellamonica, Alastair Reynolds, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Bruce McAllister, Carolyn Ives Gilman, Cory Doctorow, Daryl Gregory, David D. Levine, Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette, Greg Egan, Greg van Eekhout, Gregory Benford, Ian McDonald, Jack Skillingstead, Jay Lake and Ruth Nestvold, John Barnes, Justin Stanchfield, Kage Baker, Ken MacLeod, Mary Rosenblum, Michael Swanwick, Paolo Bacigalupi, Paul J. McAuley, Robert Charles Wilson, Robert Reed, Stephen Baxter, Walter Jon Williams
The latest volume in the handsome Nebula Award series is in the extremely capable hands of Ellen Datlow, and a publisher who knows how to present a book to extremely good effect.