Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Asimov's 399 400 - Sheila Williams

There's a long account of Spinrad's acquaintance with two dead writers, Disch and Dick. Silverberg looks at a whacky Van Vogt novel (and its evolution). And a reasonable look of writers coming up, including R Garcia y Robertson 'Coming Soon'. Hopefully of the SF variety.

I find this one all pretty consistent, with no real standouts. Perhaps Rusch, Broderick and Reed, if you want to split those.

At 3.30, not particularly impressive for a 400th issue anniversary issue, not that it is particulary supposed to be, I think. There is a brief editorial about making it there.

ASIMOVS399400 : THE GREAT ARMADA - Brian Stableford
ASIMOVS399400 : TRUE FAME - Robert Reed
ASIMOVS399400 : AN ORDINARY DAY WITH JASON - Kate Wilhelm
ASIMOVS399400 : ATOMIC TRUTH - Chris Beckett
ASIMOVS399400 : THE ARMIES OF ELFLAND - Eileen Gunn and Michael Swanwick
ASIMOVS399400 : HUMAN DAY - Jack Skillingstead
ASIMOVS399400 : COWGIRLS IN SPACE - Deborah Coates
ASIMOVS399400 : THIS WIND BLOWING AND THIS TIDE - Damien Broderick
ASIMOVS399400 : EXEGESIS - Nancy Kress
ASIMOVS399400 : THE SPIRES OF DENON - Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Saving the world, etheric galactic style, slugs, parrots, arachnids, selenites and the odd personage.

3.5 out of 5


Private wrong person choice stranding.

3.5 out of 5


Projection agents.

3 out of 5


Bugeyed oversight.

3 out of 5


Taking over for the Queen, old bat.

3.5 out of 5


Dog day slice investigation.

3.5 out of 5


Junkyard Thing Team.

3 out of 5


Dragon ship discovery.

3.5 out of 5


Frankly future fragments.

3 out of 5


Monument defense dig dive.

3.5 out of 5




3.5 out of 5

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