A story about making the ultimate sacrifice – would you give your life for the greater good?
An interesting and affecting look at bereavement, through the lens of hyperspace.
John Kessel. Under the Lunchbox Tree. The third story in the Lunar Society of Cousins setting, which, we are told, Kessel hopes to see together in a book – whether as short-stories or a fix-up isn’t stated. The setting is a matriarchal moon, in which men are reduced to little more than sex objects. My… Continue reading Asimovs, July 2003
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
Joe Haldeman. Marsbound. The first part of a three-part serialisation gets the double issue underway. J Timothy Bagwell. Tangible Light. A story that reads very much as being from a novice writer. It just needs more work in most of areas to get beyond a couple of interesting premises and settings. A young man has… Continue reading Analog, January/February 2008
Steven Bratman. The Immortality Plague. In his editorial in the May issue of Asimovs, Robert Silverberg relates at length (and with relish) a reference book – ‘Science Fiction: the Gernsback Years’, published by Kent State University Press in 1998, and edited by Everett F. Bleiler and Richard J. Bleiler. This volume, all 700 pages, provides… Continue reading Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, May 2003