Allen M. Steele. Shady Grove. Sixth intallment of the ‘Coyote Rising’ serial, in which a long schelp across the continent leads to a co-incidental chance encounter, and a long schlep back to square one. Kathleen Ann Goonan. Dinosaur Songs. Short, lyrical tale built on an interesting conceit of time/space travellers using dinos/trees to build themselves… Continue reading Asimovs, July 2004
Stephen Baxter. Breeding Ground. Another in the author’s Xeelee sequence. A human warship, human tech on the outside of a space-faring Spline, comes off worse in an encounter with the Xeelee. The remnants of the crew have no choice but to burrow deep into the living creature that had recently served as their vessel. The… Continue reading Asimovs, February 2003
For me, other than the Fintushel story, a fairly average bunch. Mind you, the preview of the next issue is most impressive.
Stories by : Alastair Reynolds, Albert E Cowdrey, Brian Stableford, Charles Stross, Eliot Fintushel., Greg Egan, Ian McDonald, John Kessel, Lucius Shepard, M. Shayne Bell, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Paul J. McAuley, Peter F. Hamilton, Rick Cook and Ernest Hogan, Robert Charles Wilson, Severna Park, Stephen Baxter, Steven Utley, Susan Palwick, Tananarive Due, Ursula K. Le Guin.
Stories by : Brian Stableford, Eliot Fintushel., Geoff Ryman, George Turner, Greg Egan, Howard Waldrop, Joe Haldeman, Katherine Kerr, Lisa Goldstein, Mary Rosenblum, Maureen F. McHugh, Michael Bishop, Michael F. Flynn, Mike Resnick, Nancy Kress, Pat Cadigan, Robert Reed, Stephen Baxter, Terry Bisson, Ursula K. Le Guin, Walter Jon Williams, William Sanders