Asimovs, January 2009

Mary Rosenblum. Lion Walk. Science thriller set in an African game reserve where the second body in a few weeks is found – or rather, the remains of a second body, the lions, vultures and pack dogs having been at the unfortunate victims. A game warden has to choose how public to go with these… Continue reading Asimovs, January 2009

Asimovs, January 2005

Hmmm, the first post-Dozois issue. Having to cope with that change alongside the Interzone change, don’t these people realise that a high proportion of SF readers are borderline autistic, and can’t handle change very well? Susan Palwick. The Fate of Mice. The mouse in question is Rodney, a lab mouse. But not your common or… Continue reading Asimovs, January 2005

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, December 2005

PDF version reviewed. Karl Schroeder. Sun of Suns, Part II. Second part of a novel serialisation. Harry Turtledove. Audubon in Atlantis. Another alternate history from Turtledove. His ‘He Woke in Darkness’ (Asimovs, Aug 2005) recently gave an (obvious) alternate take on the Civil Rights movement, Here he details a scientific journey in which a possibly… Continue reading Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, December 2005

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, September 2005

Michael A. Burstein. Sanctuary. A Catholic Priest is giving a mass to those on a multi-species space station who are part of his flock. An alien begs for sanctuary in the ‘church’, claiming persecution. Some tricky dilemmas are posed, as the nature of the alien – criminal, heretic or persecuted – is open to interpretation,… Continue reading Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, September 2005

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, March 2004

Joe Haldeman. Camouflage. Novel serialisation – Part I of III. Story illustration by Wolf Read, and, to be frank, if Analog can’t/won’t spend the money on decent illustrations for their stories perhaps they should follow Asimovs’ lead and do without? Grey Rollins. Greater Fleas Have Lesser Fleas. (The story illustration by Broeck Steadman is of… Continue reading Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, March 2004

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, May 2003

Steven Bratman. The Immortality Plague. In his editorial in the May issue of Asimovs, Robert Silverberg relates at length (and with relish) a reference book – ‘Science Fiction: the Gernsback Years’, published by Kent State University Press in 1998, and edited by Everett F. Bleiler and Richard J. Bleiler. This volume, all 700 pages, provides… Continue reading Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, May 2003

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, January 2003

Daniel Hatch. Seed of Destiny. A story set on the same world as the author’s ‘Seed of Reason’ (Analog, April 1999). Jerome Sullivan is a young human going through that awkward phase between adolescence and adulthood, which humanity has obviously been unable to remove from our genetic makeup in the centuries ahead. He is on… Continue reading Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, January 2003

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, July/August 2002

Adam Troy Castro. Unseen Demons. A touch of the ‘Lecters’ in that a young woman, with some dark secrets in her own past, has to confront a ‘monster’ in the shape of an Earth diplomat. Emil Sandburg, an otherwise dull and simple man, has been slaughtering specimens of the indigineous life form. There is a… Continue reading Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, July/August 2002

Analog Science Fiction and Fact, May 2001 (Peanut Press edition)

The Precipice. Ben Bova. This is the first part of a novel serialisation. As I don’t read novel serialisations, let us press on… My Favorite Robot. Ron Goulart. Goulart’s ‘My Pal Clunky’ appeared in Analog a couple of years ago, and was collected by Hartwell in Years Best SF 4, which is where I read… Continue reading Analog Science Fiction and Fact, May 2001 (Peanut Press edition)

World’s Best Science Fiction : 1971. Donald Wollheim/Terry Carr (eds), 1971

Stories by : Arthur Sellings, Bob Shaw, Clifford D Simak, Gerald Jonas, Gordon Eklund, Gregory Benford, H B Hickey, Isaac Asimov, Larry Niven, Michael G. Coney, Neal Barrett Jr, R.A. Lafferty, Robert Silverberg, Ron Goulart, Theodore Sturgeon. (Contents only.)

World’s Best Science Fiction : 1970. Donald Wollheim/Terry Carr (eds), 1970

Stories by : Richard Wilson, Robert Silverberg, Larry Niven, Alexei Panshin, Suzette Haden Elgin, James Tiptree Jr., Keith Roberts, Michael G Coney, Harlan Ellison, Bruce McAllister, Fritz Leiber, Ursula K Le Guin, Norman Spinrad. (Content listing only)

Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year Tenth Annual Collection. ed. Dozois. 1981

Stories by : Howard Waldrop, Larry Niven, Michael Swanwick, Isaac Asimov, George R. R. Martin, Edward Bryant, James Tiptree Jr., Naomi Mitchison, Gene Wolfe, Suzy McKee Charnas.

Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year, Second Annual Collection. ed. del Rey, 1973

Stories by : C.N. Gloeckner, Donald Noakes, Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth, Gordon Eklund, Isaac Asimov, Jack C. Haldeman, James Tipree Jr, Larry Niven, Phyllis Maclennan, R.A. Lafferty, Robert L. Davis, Robert Silverberg, Thomas N. Scortia, Vernor Vinge, William Rotsler.

Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year, First Annual Collection. ed. del Rey, 1972

Stories by : Philip Jose Farmer, Robert Silverberg, James Tiptree Jr., David M. Locke, Harry Harrison, Thomas N. Scortia, Theodore Sturgeon, Burt K. Filer, Harlan Ellison and A. E. Van Vogt, A. Lentini, Poul Anderson, W. MacFarlane, R. A. Lafferty, B. Alan Burhoe, Larry Niven . (Contents only).

Best Science Fiction of the Year 4. ed Terry Carr. Ballantine Books. 1975

Stories by : Bob Shaw, Frederik Pohl, Gordon Eklund and Gregory Benford, Larry Niven, Michael Moorcock, Philip K. Dick, Robert Silverberg, Roger Zelazny, Ursula K. Le Guin, William Tenn.

The 1972 Annual World’s Best SF. edited by Donald A. Wollheim. DAW, 1972

The Fourth Profession. Larry Niven. Quark/4. Aliens, known as The Monks due to their habits (the ones they wear, as opposed to living a life of poverty and prayer) arrive in the USA. One Monk turns up in Frazer’s bar and during the course of some serious drinking, offers him what would appear to be… Continue reading The 1972 Annual World’s Best SF. edited by Donald A. Wollheim. DAW, 1972

World’s Best Science Fiction : 1968. Donald Wollheim/Terry Carr (eds), 1968

Stories by Richard Wilson, Samuel R Delany, Colin Kapp, R A Lafferty, Isaac Asimov, Robert Silverberg, Thomas M Disch, Rogert Zelazny, Andrew J. Offutt, Harlan Ellison, Ron Goulart, Keith Roberts, R A Lafferty, Larry Niven, Brian W Aldiss, D G Compton.