Analog, January/February 2009

Rajna Vajra. Doctor Alien. A story from an Analog regular very much in the usual Analog vein – not a challenging read in terms of writing style, unless of course you are awkward sod who finds an easy to read writing style difficult to read. I fall into that camp – I managed just one… Continue reading Analog, January/February 2009

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, September 2006

Richard A. Lovett. A Pound of Flesh. The title refers to Shakespeare’s Shylock, who lent money on the basis that could extract said charge when the loan was defaulted upon. Whilst Lovett updates this principal to a nano-tech equivalent, his protagonist uses some archaic language – how long is it since some has exclaimed “Gad!”,… Continue reading Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, September 2006

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

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, February 2003

Rajna Vajra. Shootout at the Nokai Corral. A four-part serialisation. Stephen L. Burns. Capture Radius. A young woman in her father’s space-vessel in Earth orbit is clearing up space-junk, a potentially lucrative business. However, when the Russian mafia hijack a nearby vessel, she has to play for higher stakes. I would recommend Burns touts the… Continue reading Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, February 2003