Analog, July/August 2007

Michael F. Flynn. Quaestiones Super Caelo Et Mundo. A lengthy offering from Flynn, providing a fictional angle on scientific enlightenment in medieval times – historical fiction about science, as opposed to science fiction. The story is followed up by a Science Fact piece which delves into the same territory. Richard A. Lovett. The Last of… Continue reading Analog, July/August 2007

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, July/August 2006

Reviewed : MobiPocket version on a Tapwave Zodiac. Alexis Glynn Latner. Witherspin. A somewhat contrived adventure in which an enhanced male, with a criminal record, and his female companion have to escape the clutches of various cod-fantasy types after them (trolls, crusaders, sabre toothed tigers), in an orbiting habitat which features several different climatic zones.… Continue reading Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, July/August 2006

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, October 2005

eBookman version reviewed Amy Bechtel. Language Lessons. It’s some sixteen years since the cutesy creatures featured in this story first appeared (‘Little Monsters’ Analog, Nov 1989). Seven stories on and it’s getting just a little thin IMHO. I read the last one, notable for one of the worst covers in recent Analog history (if you… Continue reading Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, October 2005

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, July/August 2005

Bud Sparhawk. Chandra’s Pup. I got a few pages into this story, and then did a check on previous stories I had read by Sparhawk. Some had impressed me, but I found that I had said of the predecessor story to this one, ‘Clay’s Pride’ (Analog Jul/Aug 2004), again, after managing only a few pages… Continue reading Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, July/August 2005

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, May 2005

Shane Tourtellotte. Footsteps. A lunar variation on the Locked Room Murder Mystery – except that the dead body is on the moon’s surface, quite some distance from the nearest building – the body is not wearing a spacesuit, and there are only his footsteps in the regolith. So how did he get there? Grey Rollins.… Continue reading Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, May 2005

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, December 2004

Kenneth Brady. Baby on Board. Editor Standey Schmidt has been beefing about SUVs in his editorials of late, so it was probably a heads-up play by Brady in submitting a story about them. Alan, an eco-warrior, objecting to the use of these gasguzzlers, takes pride in stealing, or rather, borrowing such vehicles, and giving them… Continue reading Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, December 2004

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, September 2004

Jerry Oltion and Amy Axt Hanson. Trophies and Treasures. On a race over Mars’ dusty plains in which Winthrop Magnus Wellington III, known to his friends as ‘Welly’, and his manservant, Bentley, a top notch cove, try to keep the family fortunes and the honour of the family name against the underhand tactics of their… Continue reading Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, September 2004