Rucker, Reed, Skillingstead and Kelly do it for me. Carter, Johnson, Creasey and Bernobich don’t, which makes it a 50/50 split, whereas I tend to get a 75/25 or 80/20 from Asimovs.
Daniel Hatch. Seed of Revolution. One in a series of stories, following on from ‘Seed of Destiny’ from the Jan 2003 issue, and ‘Seed of Reason’ from April 1999. The story is set on the planet Chamal, which is notable for shared DNA amongst all species on the planet. Said species are Earth-standard anthropomorphic –… Continue reading Analog, July/August 2009
Richard A. Lovett. The Sands of Titan. A well trodden trope (can tropes be trodden?) : a lonely spaceman (almost invariably a lone male) finds himself stranded on the moon/a moon/a remote planet, and has to use his ingenuity and scientific knowledge to extricate himself from his predicament. Will he succeed? Almost invariably, yes. Lovett… Continue reading Analog, June 2007
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
Bud Sparhawk. Chandra’s Pup. I got a few pages into this story, and then did a check on previous stories I had read by Sparhawk. Some had impressed me, but I found that I had said of the predecessor story to this one, ‘Clay’s Pride’ (Analog Jul/Aug 2004), again, after managing only a few pages… Continue reading Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, July/August 2005