Saturday, August 29, 2009

Fantasy and Science Fiction 584 - Gordon Van Gelder

A bunch of good and a bunch of average is what that boils down to - and a 3.50 average. Garcia y Robertson's is paricularly entertaining.

Pat Murphy has a relativity column and Elizabeth Hand and Mike Ashley look at some books.

FSF584 : Black Magic for Dummies - Ron Goulart
FSF584 : Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
FSF584 : The Mediated Faculty - Robin Wilson
FSF584 : Child of Mine - Jennifer C. Vanderbes
FSF584 : Bird Herding - R. Garcia y Robertson

""I'm usually addressed," the demon informed her, "as O Mighty Exalted and Incomparable Shug Nrgyzb. And you're mispronouncing Nrgyzb."

3.5 out of 5

A scientist is experimenting on raising the intelligence of animals, in this case, mice. When the same technique is tried on a man who is intellectually disabled, it succeeds beyond the scientist's wildest dreams. He has actually produced a superintelligent man from his initial subject.

However, the mouse Algernon is starting to exhibit problems because of this treatment.

4 out of 5

Uni duel rules.

3 out of 5

Younger, daddypuss.

3 out of 5

"Being clubbed to death by a bunch of brainy monkeys did seem to imply that evolution had taken a wrong turn."


Snake eyes on the Pair-A-Dice
And we got to go today

4 out of 5

4 out of 5

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