Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Asimov's 321 322 - Gardner Dozois

As far as non fiction goes, Kelly looks at a bunch of SF type websites, and Spinrad manages to throw in some brief SF history as a precursor to reviews of a few odder type books, The Last Hot Time (Elf gangsters Chicago style), Perdido Street Station (if you haven't seen it, go look) and Clute's Appleseed, which he admits to getting lost in. If even Spinrad is lost in Clute's propensity to make sure no thesaurus page is left unturned, then perhaps little point the rest of us looking at such a book.

That being said, for the fiction, this is a very fine issue, coming up with a 3.69 average and John Kessel's standout Stories For Men, and only one 3 star story.

ASIMOVS321322 : With Caesar in the Underworld - Robert Silverberg
ASIMOVS321322 : At Dorado - Geoffrey A. Landis
ASIMOVS321322 : War Ice Egg Universe - G. David Nordley
ASIMOVS321322 : The Little Cat Laughed to See Such Sport - Michael Swanwick
ASIMOVS321322 : The Hidden Place - Ian McDonald
ASIMOVS321322 : The Clear Blue Seas of Luna - Gregory Benford
ASIMOVS321322 : A Slow Day at the Gallery - A. M. Dellamonica
ASIMOVS321322 : Stories for Men - John Kessel

Kink tour.

3 out of 5

Port wife.

3.5 out of 5

Lightstone pincer movements.

3.5 out of 5

Feline literary pursuit.

3.5 out of 5

Few local factions, but bloody lots of humans and info in this Clade thing.

3.5 out of 5

Seleneoforming metamorphosis takeover takedown

4 out of 5

Alien art, human art, crazy people.

4 out of 5

Cousinly sexist society xx gene fight club.

4.5 out of 5

5 out of 5

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