Analog, March 2008

Catherina Asaro. The Spacetime Pool. A plot with more than a nod to Charles Stross’ ‘Merchant Princes’ series it would appear, although a story which feels more like it should be written by a nerdy male scientist type, in its having an attractive young woman wearing a flimsy harem-type outfit escaping from peril using her… Continue reading Analog, March 2008

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, April 2005

Jack Williamson. The Stonehenge Gate. Third and final instalment of a novel serialisation. Kyle Kirkland. Company Secrets. Merv Dunn, Inc, is an infomeister in a particularly unappealing near future, in which those in the private sector are fully incorporated, and look down on the ‘sheep’ who work for a living – particularly those working for… Continue reading Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, April 2005

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, March 2005

Jack Williamson. The Stonehenge Gate. Second instalment of a novel serialisation. Shane Tourtellotte. Acts of Conscience. In ‘A New Man’ (Oct 2003), to which this is a followup, Tourtellotte explored issues of rehabilitation of criminals through the use of mind wipes/overlays. Here he looks at other ethical issues with the technique, as Dr Lucinda Carr… Continue reading Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, March 2005