Monatsarchiv: August 2014

Triceratops Summer • shortstory by Michael Swanwick

★★1/2 Meta: ISFDB. First published on the Amazon.com website, August 19, 2005. I’ve read it in the anthology The Dog Said Bow-Wow. What do you do when there is no tomorrow? Swanwick takes the sujet of changing time-lines to ask how … Weiterlesen

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The Dog Said Bow-Wow • 2007 • Collection by Michael Swanwick

Meta: ISFDB, Sixteen stories ranging from short story to novelette, from creational mythology to hard science fiction. Three stories in the collection („The Dog Said Bow-Wow,“ „Slow Life,“ and „Legions in Time“) won the Hugo, several others were nominated. The … Weiterlesen

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Slow Life • novelette by Michael Swanwick

★★★★★ Meta: ISFDB. Published in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, December 2002. It won the Hugo 2003. I’ve read it in the anthology The Dog Said Bow-Wow. Swanwick’s stories are set in a broad range of SF styles. This Hard SF … Weiterlesen

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The Dog Said Bow-Wow • shortstory by Michael Swanwick

★★★★★ Meta: ISFDB. Published in Asimov’s October/November 2001. It won the Hugo 2002 and was nominated for Nebula Short Story in the same year (beside of several other nominations). It is a part of the Darger and Surplus series. I’ve read … Weiterlesen

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„Hello,“ Said the Stick • shortstory by Michael Swanwick

★★ Meta: ISFDB. First published March 2002 in Analog’s. I’ve read it in the anthology The Dog Said Bow-Wow. It felt more like an overlong, underwhelming joke than a short-story. I didn’t get involved with the shallow, dumb protagonist or … Weiterlesen

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Sudden, Broken, and Unexpected • novella by Steven Popkes

★★★★1/2 Meta: ISFDB. First published December 2012 in Asimov’s. I’ve read it in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection. Sometimes you know that you’re going to like a story within the first couple of sentences. This is one of … Weiterlesen

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Under the Eaves • 2012 • shortstory by Lavie Tidhar

★★★ Central Station is a space port between Tel Aviv and Jaffa in a future entwined Palestine/Israel. In this story, we follow a Robot/Juliet love story of resident Isobel Chong and robotnik Motl. Can the new underclass of Robotniks love? The … Weiterlesen

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Nightside on Callisto • shortstory by Linda Nagata

★★★1/2 Meta: ISFDB. First published May 2012 in Lightspeed. I’ve read it in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection Four aging explorers accept a hazardous mission to Jupiter’s moon Callisto.  Their goal is to establish an ice-mining station to feed the needs … Weiterlesen

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The Water Thief • 2012 • shortstory by Alastair Reynolds

★★ A third world single mom works remote roboter operation in a UN refugee camp. She discovers an injured man on the moon mirroring the camp’s eponymous water thief. She has to decide to work for or against the system. I … Weiterlesen

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Katabasis • novella by Robert Reed

★★★1/2 Meta: ISFDB. First published November 2012 in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Nominated for the Hugo 2012. I’ve read it in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection This novella is set in the Great Ship Series which is … Weiterlesen

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