The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, June 2006

Albert E. Cowdrey. Animal Magnetism. Another of F&SF regular Cowdrey’s well observed, well drawn humorous tales. When Henry Greene’s partner leaves him, he picks up a stray dog from the local kennels. When said dog turns, on the full moon, to a foxy babe, you would reckon that Man’s Best Friend would indeed be his… Continue reading The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, June 2006

Asimovs, December 2007

Connie Willis. All Seated on the Ground. I normally have a beef at having to read Asimovs’ christmas issue some months before the holiday period. So it’s a bit of a change to finally getting round to reading this one some time after the holiday period. Maybe one year I’ll actually read a christmas story… Continue reading Asimovs, December 2007

Asimovs, August 2007

Rudy Rucker and Bruce Sterling. Hormiga Canyon. You’d expect a collaboration by these two authors to hit the g-(whizz) spot, and, like their earlier collaboration in Asimovs (‘Junk DNA’ Jan 2003), they do indeed bring satisfaction. It starts off promisingly, with Stefan Oertel amongst his humongous collection of old mobile (US : cell)phones, whose cheap… Continue reading Asimovs, August 2007