Altogether a subtle, rounded and substantial piece of writing involving scientists and science, but much more than scientist fiction.
Tender love story across the decades with a strong ornithological bent, a bird with knees bent in the opposite direction, and a minimal sfnal bent.
Issues around genetic profiling/fixing treatments are addressed.
Raven Dream. Robert Reed. ‘An intriguing story that promises to be the start of a series’ according to the editorial intro., and that pretty much sums it up. Reed slowly reveals just enough juicy snippets of information to keep the reader interested. A small, tight-knit community of woods-dwelling humans/elves/creatures forage from the ‘big people, who… Continue reading Fantasy and Science Fiction December 2001
An excellent issue. Rusch and Popkes perhaps the slightly weaker of the contributions, Broderick and Reed edging ahead of Blumstein, Zumsteg and Kowal.
Stories by : Dan Simmons, Gregory Benford, Ian Watson, James Patrick Kelly, Jim Grimsley, Michael Blumlein, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Richard Wadholm, Robin Wayne Bailey, Stephen Baxter.
Stories by : Alastair Reynolds, Allen M. Steele, Andy Duncan, Brenda W. Clough, Carolyn Ives Gilman, Charles Stross, Chris Beckett, Dan Simmons, Eleanor Arnason, Geoff Ryman, Howard Waldrop and Leigh Kennedy, Ian R. Macleod, James Kelly, Jim Grimsley, Ken MacLeod, Michael Blumlein, Michael Cassutt, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Paul Di Filippo, Paul McAuley, Robert Reed, Simon Ings, William Sanders.
F&SF have been producing anthologies since 1952 – annual anthologies for the first quarter century, and every two or three years since then. Rather than being a 50-year retrospective, this volume collects the best stories published in F&SF between 1994 and 1998 (since the 45th anniversary anthology). Not having been a reader of F&SF during… Continue reading The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: the Fiftieth Anniversary Anthology. Edward L. Ferman and Gordon van Gelder (eds). Tor 1999.