Monatsarchiv: März 2015

THE LONG HAUL from the Annals of Transportation, The Pacific Monthly, May 2009 • 2014 • alternative history by Ken Liu

★★★ Meta: isfdb. This alternative history short story appeared November 2014 in Clarkesworld. It was re-published in The Best SF&F of the Year 2015. Synopsis: There is a lot of space in a zeppelin, I thought, idly. That space, filled with lighter-than-air helium, keeps … Weiterlesen

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Ten Rules for Being an Intergalactic Smuggler (the Successful Kind) • 2014 • SF novelette by Holly Black

★★★ Meta: isfdb. This SF space opera novelette appeared originally in Monstrous Affections, but was re-published in September, 2014 and is freely available @ Lightspeed. It was re-published in The Best SF&F of the Year 2015. Synopsis: Spaceports are dangerous. Your uncle tells … Weiterlesen

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Invisible Planets • 2014 • SF shortstory by Hannu Rajaniemi

★★ Meta: isfdb. This outer space SF shortstory appeared first 2014 in Edge of Infinity. Additionally, it will appear in his anthology Hannu Rajaniemi: Collected Fiction. Synopsis: A spaceship needs to be motivated to journey further on by telling it about the planet … Weiterlesen

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Topsight • 2012 • near future SF shortstory by Hannu Rajaniemi

★★ Meta: This near future SF shortstory appeared first 2012 in Arc1.1. Additionally, it will appear in his anthology Hannu Rajaniemi: Collected Fiction. Synopsis: MMORPG friends gathered to scatter the ashes of a girl. Main protagonist Bibi is not only searching for the password … Weiterlesen

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Hannu Rajaniemi: Collected Fiction • 2015 • SF story anthology by Hannu Rajaniemi

★★★★ Meta: Rajaniemi’s body of work, published 2015 at Tachyon Publications. This is Rajaniemi’s second anthology after Words of Birth and Death’s three stories. It collects his best-of stories, re-publishes stories that are not accessible anymore and brings three previously unpublished … Weiterlesen

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Ghost Dogs • 2014 • weird shortstory by Hannu Rajaniemi

★ Meta: isfdb. This weird SF shortstory was published in  Unconventional Fantasy: A Celebration of Forty Years of the World Fantasy Convention, which was distributed to convention members on USB stick – it isn’t accessible. Additionally, it will appear in his anthology … Weiterlesen

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Fisher of Men • 2006 • weird fantasy shortstory by Hannu Rajaniemi

★★★ Meta: This weird fantasy shortstory appeared first 2006 in his first short anthology Words of Birth and Death. Additionally, it will appear in his anthology Hannu Rajaniemi: Collected Fiction. Synopsis: A Finnish sea goddess Ahti entices a man living in a cabin on … Weiterlesen

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The Jugaad Cathedral • 2012 • near future SF shortstory by Hannu Rajaniemi

★★★ Meta: This near future SF shortstory appeared first 2012 in Mozilla Foundation Internet Preservation Society’s conference materials. Additionally, it will appear in his anthology Hannu Rajaniemi: Collected Fiction. Synopsis: A guy helps building a cathedral in a Minecraft similar game. Virtuality touches reality … Weiterlesen

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His Master’s Voice • 2008 • posthuman SF shortstory by Hannu Rajaniemi

★★★★★ Meta: ISFDB. This posthuman SF short story appeared 2008 in Interzone #218 and was republished later on in several year’s best anthologies. Additionally, it will appear in his anthology Hannu Rajaniemi: Collected Fiction. It is also available online. Synopsis:  Before the … Weiterlesen

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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Nine • 2015 • SF&F anthology by Jonathan Strahan

★★★ Summary: Strahan sets out for diversity, mixing different sub-genres. But he doesn’t exactly reach this target: Many of the SF stories are near future, many of the authors seem to have a kind of subscription for appearance in his annual … Weiterlesen

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