Analog, April 2009

Adam-Troy Castro. Gunfight on Farside. A sequel to ‘Sunday Night Yams at Minnie and Earls’, worrying, all the way back from 2001 (eight years!!!). That story didn’t grab me that much, but was a Nebula nominee in 2004. This satisfies a bit more. Castro returns to the setting some years later, and intertwines the unreliable… Continue reading Analog, April 2009

Analog, November 2007

Barry B. Longyear. Murder in Parliament Street. Further adventures of Jaggers and Shad, detectives in the SW of England, one of whom takes the form of a duck. Have read one of their stories in last month’s issue, I have had what my old nan referred to as ‘an elegant sufficiency’ and will pass on… Continue reading Analog, November 2007

Analog Science Fiction and Fact, March 2002

Hearts in Darkness. H.G. Stratmann. A most peculiar story. The International Space Station a few years hence is the setting. The hero, the all-American medic who is looking after the rest of the crew. The rest of the crew include a relatively ageing Russian astronaut (short, thick set – you know the type), and his… Continue reading Analog Science Fiction and Fact, March 2002

Analog Science Fiction and Fact, July/August 2001 (Peanut Press edition)

Precipice. Ben Bova. The third instalment of a Ben Bova novel. As I don’t review novels, I shall press on. Bug Out! Michael A. Burstein & Shane Tourtellotte. An enjoyable and well written contribution to the First Contact genre, although neatly flip-flopped. Intelligent life has been found on another planet, and a team of scientists… Continue reading Analog Science Fiction and Fact, July/August 2001 (Peanut Press edition)