A neat little story focussing on a father-daughter relationship that is being tested…
A dry, wry story.
Great story from Skillingstead. Revealing the story through a very sick man reflecting on an incident much earlier in his life,
A dog is a man’s best friend, but in this short story a virtual poodle becomes the focus of divorce-settlement unpleasantness, as the dog goes viral.
A father with his own substance abuse history finds his son’s experimentation with drugs has put him at grave risk.
A short but strong, tense psychological piece.
The first of the now double-size but bi-monthly F&SF. The disappointment of now to be
An excellent issue, as you might expect with authors of the standing of Stableford, Reed, Wilhelm, Swanwick, Kress and Rusch. Those without that standing (yet) similarly provide top quality. Well, you only have a 400th issue once.
Nancy Kress. The Erdman Nexus. Kress on top form with a strong story to start
Matthew Johnson. Lagos. Neatly and wryly brings the bombardment of spam emails into the real
Connie Willis. All Seated on the Ground. I normally have a beef at having to
Rudy Rucker and Bruce Sterling. Hormiga Canyon. You’d expect a collaboration by these two authors
Harry Turtledove. News From the Front. Alternate History relating the role played by FD Roosevelt
Alex Wilson. Outgoing. A countdown to a climax, with 10 episodes in the lives of
A return to reading the print version after several months reading e-versions, and a welcome
Rucker, Reed, Skillingstead and Kelly do it for me. Carter, Johnson, Creasey and Bernobich don’t, which makes it a 50/50 split, whereas I tend to get a 75/25 or 80/20 from Asimovs.
Reviewed : MobiPocket version on a Tapwave Zodiac. Jonathan Sherwood. Under the Graying Sea. The
PDF/eBookMan version reviewed. Tom Purdom. Bank Run. Sabor Haveri, ultra-rich banker, finds his idyllic boating
Walter Jon Williams. Solidarity. A sequel to ‘Margaux’ (Asimovs, May 2003) in which Gredel, a
Charles Stross. Survivor. The penultimate Accelerando series, in which Manfred Mancx finally makes a corporeal
William Barton. The Gods of A Lesser Creation. Barton returns to the setting of previous
Mike Resnick. Travels with My Cats. Resnick furnishes a story the like of which you
A strong collection of stories by Cory Doctorow, Daniel Abraham and Susan Fry, David Marusek, Jack Skillingstead, James Patrick Kelly, John Varley, Lawrence Person, Tom Purdom.
As has been the case with others in his take on the year’s best SF there is less I agree with than is the case with the other year’s best volumes.
The third in the Solaris series hits the street just as the word on those
As with #1, another handsome collection of short SF from some of the biggest names in SF. Praise especially for making room for the lengthy Rosenbaum/Doctorow story.
A collection more in tune with my preferences than last year’s, with the exclusion of Analog stories being the primary cause of that.
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
Stories by : Charles Stross, Dominic Green, Geoff Ryman, Geoffrey A. Landis, Harry Turtledove, Howard Waldrop, Jack Skillingstead, James Van Pelt, John C. Wright, John Kessel, John Varley, Judith Moffett, Kage Baker, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, M. Shayne Bell, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Nick DiChario, Paolo Bacigalupi, Paul Di Filippo, Paul Melko, Robert Reed, Steven Popkes, Terry Bisson, Terry Dowling, Vernor Vinge, Walter Jon Williams, William Barton, William Shunn.