Monthly Archives: Jan 2015

Persona • 2014 • near SF shortstory by Joel Garreau

★★ Meta: ISFDB. This Near SF short story appeared in the 2014 anthology Twelve Tomorrows, my review here. ISFDB tells me that Joel Garreau didn’t write stories in our genre, so this is his first one. Changing the university system from old-school MIT … Continue reading

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The Shipping Forecast • 2014 • near SF shortstory by Warren Ellis

★★ Meta: ISFDB. This Near SF short story appeared in the 2013 anthology Twelve Tomorrows, my review here. A spy thriller without real outcome, a story without a story. Some worthless action, some dialogue. In summary, I didn’t get what the author … Continue reading

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Petard: A Tale of Just Deserts • 2014 • near SF short story by Cory Doctorow

★★★★★ Meta: ISFDB. This Near SF short story appeared in the 2014 anthology Twelve Tomorrows, my review here. The best story in this anthology. This is the first time I read anything from Cory Doctorow, though he is well-known and won a … Continue reading

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Business As Usual • 2014 • shortfiction by Pat Cadigan

★★★1/2 Meta: ISFDB. This Near SF short story appeared in the 2014 anthology Twelve Tomorrows, my review here. Imagine a fridge locking its door because you ate already too much and signed an insurance plan. Imagine further that you trick the fridge … Continue reading

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Twelve Tomorrows 2014 • SF story anthology by MIT Technology Review

★★★1/2 Meta: ISFDB, edited by Bruce Sterling Near-Future SF: prosthetics sport, internet of things, hacktivism, economy locusts, and trans-human This is the third annual anthology featuring several highly praised and awarded SF authors, with the first in the row being The Best … Continue reading

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Slipping • 2014 • shortstory by Lauren Beukes

★★★★1/2 Meta: ISFDB. This Near SF short story appeared in the 2014 anthology Twelve Tomorrows, my review here. The story is included in Strahan’s Best SF&F vol. 9. A very good anthology start! I was instantly reminded of Oscar Pistarius, running at … Continue reading

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