Monthly Archives: Feb 2015

The Various Mansions of the Universe • 2014 • near future SF story by Bruce Sterling

★★★1/2 Meta: ISFDB. This Near SF short story appeared in the 2014 anthology Twelve Tomorrows, my review here. Sterling takes the title from 1884 Henry David Thoreau’s Walden; or, Life in the Woods: “The stars are the apexes of what wonderful triangles! What distant and … Continue reading

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Los Piratas del Mar de Plastico • 2014 • near SF story by Paul Graham Raven

★★★ Meta: ISFDB. This Near SF short story appeared in the 2014 anthology Twelve Tomorrows, my review here. “It takes a special kind of man, a special eye to make the ruins bloom.” The author cites from an archetypical cyberpunk story: Green days in Brunei … Continue reading

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Death Cookie/Easy Ice • 2014 • SF story by William Gibson

☆ (no assessment) Meta: ISFDB. This Near SF short story appeared in the 2014 anthology Twelve Tomorrows, my review here. Yes, I’m a Gibson fan, read him since his first novels, cyberpunk was everything for me back in the 80s. An extravagant … Continue reading

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