Analog, September 2007

Dave Creek. Some Distant Shore. Mike and Linna, from three previous Analog stories, are witness to two star systems colliding. The story gets off to a cumbersome start, with the introductory paras reeling off the names of planets, other alien races nearby, and their space ships all thrown into the mix. As an example of… Continue reading Analog, September 2007

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, January/February 2007

Rajnar Vajra. Emerald River, Pearl Sky. The story starts with unidentified observers from a thousand years beyond the narrative which unfolds, who introduce one Vincas Magus, a wizened elderly man walking on twisted legs along a path flanked by apple blossom. When Vincas is confronted by a too steep bridge over a river we find… Continue reading Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, January/February 2007

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, June 2005

Wil McCarthy. The Policeman’s Daughter. Attorney Carmine Strange Douglas finds himself in a predicament, as a younger, ballsier version of himself is defending a younger, ballsier version of his old friend. This has been able to happen due to the extensive use of a technology which makes it -extremely- simple to make backups and duplicates… Continue reading Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, June 2005