I started off really liking this story, the kind F&SF does well (or, rather, one of the many kinds it does well)
Grossbach spells out the dangers of increasing reliability on technology, and spending too much time staring at a small screen rather than engaging with others directly.
Michael F. Flynn. Where the Winds Are All Asleep. An Oirish Bar is the opening setting, with Flynn trying to hide amongst the blarney and the craic a fair amount of scientific discussion around abiogenesis – the origin of life from non-living matter. It being an Irish bar, a story is then told, a tale… Continue reading Analog, October 2009
Stories by : Alastair Reynolds, Ben Bova, Charles Sheffield, Chris Lawson, David Marusek, Eleanor Arnason, Frederik Pohl, Geoff Ryman, Greg Egan, Hal Clement, James Patrick Kelly, Kage Baker, Karl Schroder, Kim Stanley Robinson, M. John Harrison, Michael Swanwick, Mike Resnick, Paul J. McAuley, Richard Wadholm, Robert Grossbach, Robert Reed, Robert Silverberg, Sage Walker, Sean Williams, Stephen Baxter, Tanith Lee, Walter Jon Williams.