Sunday, April 26, 2009

Asimov's 401 - Sheila Williams

Seems everybody likes bad astronomy Death From the Skies! Not so many might like this issue though as the middle is fairly disappointing, making it barely over a 3 average. The Greg Bear character turns up again, as does Detective Inspector Chen, as far as reviews go.

This issue is a James Patrick Kelly tribute of sorts, and as such, fitting that the best story is the lead, and, of course, by the gentleman in question. There are a few anecdotes about JPK by friends, students, and in the editorial.

Purdom and Willrich have stuff on the good side of decent, too, with the latter surprising with SF adventure that ventures a bit more into R. Garcia y Robertson territory that the very removed style of his fantasy stories.

ASIMOVS401 : GOING DEEP - James Patrick Kelly
ASIMOVS401 : BARE FORKED ANIMAL - John Alfred Taylor
ASIMOVS401 : SAILS THE MORNE - Chris Willrich

Space call is genetic, kid.

3.5 out of 5

Pet attachment Mischief case.

3.5 out of 5

Acting location.

2.5 out of 5

Your sex-on-legs girlbot wants pain, Ed.

3 out of 5

Ambiguous ending?

2.5 out of 5

Book muching Dead space god cult android alien navel cod missile manoeuvre.

3.5 out of 5

3 out of 5

1 comment:

myra said...


Selling Planet Earth in Exchange for a Utopia? What’s the Catch?

Humans sold planet Earth for peace, but little did they know peace would come at such a high cost.

A long time ago, Humanity sold planet Earth to a group called the Evers in order to gain peace and a virtual utopia for themselves and for future generations. However, the cost of this paradise turns out to be too much for some to deal with and the humans soon find themselves ruled cruelly by the very beings who offered them salvation and at one point given them so much hope.

Humans that were originally treated with high regards, made to feels special, are now being treated as animals, some humiliated and shipped away to some unknown fate…each being told what they could or could not do, under the guise of it being in humanities best interest.

With a feeling of dread, a small group declares war on the more advanced Evers in hopes of returning things to the way they should be…to the way they had been. John and his make-shift crew of humans and hybrids (half human/half Ever) must not only find a way to break free of the mistakes of the past and find out the disturbing secrets that the Evers have hidden away, but they must also deal with their own personal issues and learn to live, grow, and deal with each others’ emotional issues of love, regret and fear.

Will man give up youth and perfect health to live in the past? And will John take the chance of restoring Earth to its former state even though there’s a good chance his life-threatening disease can return?

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About the Author:
Myra Evans resides in Walterboro, South Carolina, a small town near Charleston. She is a C.N.A. for a large Veterans nursing home.