Saturday, May 10, 2008

Asimov's 169 170 - Gardner Dozois

The cover claims spectacular 14th anniversary issue. Spectacular is overstating the case somewhat, given several average stories. However, certainly above average for these, and at 320 pages is basically a cheap book, so a good deal for length, absolutely, if you find this one second hand.

Egan, Kress, Robinson, Resnick all good. Asimov writes on suspense writing, but his story is the worst.

ASIMOVS169170 : A History of the Twentieth Century With Illustrations - Kim Stanley Robinson
ASIMOVS169170 : In Numbers - Greg Egan
ASIMOVS169170 : The July Ward - Sharon N. Farber
ASIMOVS169170 : Bully! - Mike Resnick
ASIMOVS169170 : Beggars in Spain - Nancy Kress
ASIMOVS169170 : Build a Tower to the Sky - David Ira Cleary
ASIMOVS169170 : Lighthouse Summer - Paul Witcover
ASIMOVS169170 : Robot Visions - Isaac Asimov
ASIMOVS169170 : The Odor of Cocktail Cigarettes - Ian Watson
ASIMOVS169170 : Details - Lawrence Person
ASIMOVS169170 : TV Time - Mark L. Van Name

War research cure.

4 out of 5


Long-distance separation anxiety.

4 out of 5


First mistake place.

3.5 out of 5


Teddy Roosevelt, Congo drongo.

4 out of 5


Sleeping is a waste of time.

4 out of 5


Hairy-top, what?

3 out of 5


Truancy leads to mad captain's supernatural sea sheila.

3.5 out of 5


Time check bad news.

2.5 out of 5


Alien sci-fi guy game group solution.

3.5 out of 5


Crazy changes.

3 out of 5


Big flip screen retreat.

3 out of 5




4 out of 5

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