Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Isaac Asimov's Detectives - Gardner Dozois and Sheila Williams

Another short anthology of work taken from Asimov's science fiction magazine. Unlike some of the more fantasy-oriented topics, there is a much larger range of work to draw on with a theme like this, as there are many sf detective type stories. This bunch hence manages a 3.67. Egan's story is an excellent example such. The Varley and Kress pieces are superior to the more mundane Wilhelm and Asimov stories, too.

Isaac Asimov's Detectives : THE BARBIE MURDERS - John Varley
Isaac Asimov's Detectives : COCOON - Greg Egan
Isaac Asimov's Detectives : THE GORGON FIELD - Kate Wilhelm
Isaac Asimov's Detectives : RITES OF SPRING - Lisa Goldstein
Isaac Asimov's Detectives : THE BACKWARD LOOK - Isaac Asimov
Isaac Asimov's Detectives : FAULT LINES Nancy - Kress

Standard lookalikes hard to investigate.

4 out of 5

A private policeman investigates a bombing of a biological research centre looking into natal protection of babies, when he stumbles across the fact of the company moving anyone not died in the wool hetero away from the project, and realises they are also experimenting with preventing non-hetero births by controlling maternal stress factors.

4.5 out of 5

Power hunt.

3 out of 5

Goddess kid missing.

3.5 out of 5

Black Widower writing method eclipse.

3 out of 5

Elderly neuropharm bonding kill.

4 out of 5

4 out of 5

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