Saturday, March 29, 2008

Asimov's 387 388 - Sheila Williams

Non-fiction here includes a rather good book analysis perhaps you would call it, linking his reviewing of In War Times, Keeping It Real and Brasyl to a refutation of science fiction can't stay ahead of science type argument in coming up with anything new. Which Spinrad points out, rather more politely, as being asinine. People can't come up with new stuff is what that boils down to, which is obviously silly, even to someone knee-high to a grasshopper.

To open, Argentus Roberticus tells us of things Stapledonian.

Pick out the stories from people with Kat in the name, and you have the best tales, in general, in this solidly consistent selection.

ASIMOVS387388 : MEMORY DOG - Kathleen Ann Goonan
ASIMOVS387388 : SLIDIN' - Neal BarrettJr.
ASIMOVS387388 : THE HOUSE LEFT EMPTY - Robert Reed
ASIMOVS387388 : AN ALMANAC FOR THE ALIEN INVADERS - Merrie Haskell
ASIMOVS387388 : AN ART LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE - Nick Wolven
ASIMOVS387388 : AN ALIEN HERESY - S.P. Somtow
ASIMOVS387388 : GHOST TOWN - Catherine Wells
ASIMOVS387388 : STRANGERS WHEN WE MEET - Kate Wilhelm
ASIMOVS387388 : ANOTHER COUNTRY - Matthew Johnson
ASIMOVS387388 : THE ADVOCATE - Barry B. Longyear
ASIMOVS387388 : THE ROOM OF LOST SOULS - Kristine Kathryn Rusch


Smacks of truth, little woofer.

3.5 out of 5


"Let me goddamn go, you hear? Let me go!"

2.5 out of 5


Meltdown ship seeya.

3.5 out of 5


Abduction Syndicate pyramid scheme.

3.5 out of 5


Executor ending.

3 out of 5


Demon definitely the wrong Question.

3.5 out of 5


Colony sunbathing rather nice.

3.5 out of 5


The old taking it one day at a time story.

4 out of 5


Time Roman resettlement.

3.5 out of 5


Disease writing.

3 out of 5


Commander Retrieval Artist contract Interdimensional immunity deception.

4 out of 5




4.5 out of 5

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