Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Mortal Fire - Van Ikin and Terry Dowling

Woohoo! Was pretty close to the reaction reading the Greg Egan story, and there is a melancholy Tom Tyson story, some Turner and even a selection by the other editor.

At the end, they give a selection of stories, one per author, or recommended reading, and a recommended anthology list for this interested.

There is also an introduction about how the editors came to the field, and also a useful bilbiography and further reading suggestions at the end, which certainly bumps it up a bit.

Mortal Fire : Inhabiting the Interspaces - Philippa Maddern
Mortal Fire : Axiomatic - Greg Egan
Mortal Fire : The Colours of the Masters - Sean McMullen
Mortal Fire : Report on the Shadow Industry - Peter Carey
Mortal Fire : A Way Back - Leanne Frahm
Mortal Fire : Shatterwrack at Breaklight - Terry Dowling
Mortal Fire : Death of a Thousand Cuts - David Ireland
Mortal Fire : Creator - David Lake
Mortal Fire : Coming Back - Damien Broderick
Mortal Fire : Trickster - Rosaleen Love
Mortal Fire : The Juronka Validation - Van Ikin
Mortal Fire : All Laced Up - A. Bertram Chandler
Mortal Fire : The Ark of James Carlyle - Cherry Wilder
Mortal Fire : The Man of Slow Feeling - Michael Wilding
Mortal Fire : The Fittest - George Turner
Mortal Fire : Apple - John Baxter
Mortal Fire : My Lady Tongue - Lucy Sussex


Mouse woman takes living at work to an extreme.

4 out of 5


A man who lost his wife in an armed robbery shooting, and is a complete believer in the sanctity of life wants to get a brain implant so he can do something about his wife's killer, now released from jail.

4.5 out of 5


A pair of elderly twins have lost music by a famous composer, but in a bizarre format that needs a technological tweak. With this work, comes a new musical find.

4 out of 5


A holoform of a woman entrances Tom into spending cash, until he works out what is really going on.

4.5 out of 5


Mummy's boy fraternal mutilation rejuvenation cycle.

3 out of 5


Universe making machine, or computer game story both prophetic and satiric.

4.5 out of 5


Bashed bunny revival time travel bungle means loop the loop the loop the loop...

3.5 out of 5


Boneheads.

3.5 out of 5


Alien sleeping chamber leaves investigators en fuego, but with no appetite for seafood.

4 out of 5


Future woman's antique antics.

4 out of 5


Space navy Noah helps alien videos kill the radio seals.

3.5 out of 5


Nerves of sloth.

4 out of 5


Global warming's severe social stratification means disease doom.

4.5 out of 5


Nuclear megaflora mutant moth murder.

4 out of 5


Separatist scout girl breaks leg, nicks rescuers Shakespeare, does him, leaves, gets married.

4 out of 5




4.5 out of 5

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