Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Analog 931 - Stanley Schmidt

A very strong issue, bookended by the start of what appears to be a fabulous serial, and an excellent novella. The rest is mostly solid, with a variety of tone.

A fine comeback from a pretty ordinary effort the issue before, fiction-wise.

Two strong articles on multiversal parameters if you like, and teleportation to go along with the usual reviews. The former leads into the same author's story along similar lines. Also an article on writing story starts which may only be of interest to writers, but wouldn't hurt for them to look at.

Enough here to get it into round up to 5 type territory.

ANALOG931 : Analog 931 - Stanley Schmidt
ANALOG931 : TRACKING 1 - David R. Palmer
ANALOG931 : THE EXOANTHROPIC PRINCIPLE - Carl Frederick
ANALOG931 : SAND AND IRON - Michael F. Flynn
ANALOG931 : A PLETHORA OF TRUTH - Bond Elam
ANALOG931 : LET THE WORD TAKE ME - Juliette Wade
ANALOG931 : OUTSIDE THE BOX - Jerry Oltion
ANALOG931 : JUNKIE - Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
ANALOG931 : IMPRINT - Kyle Kirkland
ANALOG931 : SHOTGUN SEAT - Paul Carlson
ANALOG931 : TENBROOK OF MARS - Dean McLaughlin

Plucky Girl Aviatrix's (plus pooch) plane nicking one girl rescue mission followed by boytoy and assassin instructress.

5 out of 5


Higher dimensional snub.

3.5 out of 5


We're going to (hoping to find) a rock onto Electric Avenue.

3.5 out of 5


Soul gene monkey flood.

3 out of 5


Lizard talk limitations.

3.5 out of 5


Freedom walk shot down.

3.5 out of 5


Dweeb orbital mechanic's Star Trek First Contact chance.

3.5 out of 5


Artifact find needs brains.

3 out of 5


Robot trucking revolution.

3.5 out of 5


Petro project Synch breakdown hero's story.

4.5 out of 5





5 out of 5

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