A great bit of writing.
A baseball scout has a hot prospect for the Major League, until, over several mojitos, a young woman points out a fatal flaw in the young man’s game.
More about baseball’s Moe Berg, in a reality(ies) quite different from ours – to the extent that Babe Ruth is a lithe pitcher. An enjoyable follow-up to a story last year, ending with a cliff-hanger leaving this reader looking forward to more.
Heisenberg, Fermi, Moe Berg, the Hindenburg and more in an alternate worlds WWII yarn.
A fourth story in the ‘S’hudonni’ sequence – the first dating back to 1988 – withthe narrative style and the flashbacks supporting the story to good effect.
Originally appearing in a baseball magazine, this is a strong mainstream story about an adult reflecting on his childhood and his long-estranged but recently deceased father’s role in it. The speculative element is minimal, but effective.
Father to the Man. Robert Reed. The concluding chapter of a five-tale sequence, begun back in November 1993. The obvious problem with this kind of serialization is that without reading the preceding stories there is a danger that the current story will not stand up in its own right. This was very much the case… Continue reading Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, September 2000
Feel the Zaz. James Patrick Kelly. Jim Kelly takes us to a near-future in which the web/movie industries provide a chance to engage interactively with a range of movie stars. Dylan McDonough is struggling with his Starscape firm, running perilously close to bankruptcy and failure, in an industry where popularity is measured by the ‘zaz’.… Continue reading Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, June 2000.