Monatsarchiv: April 2015

Annihilation • 2014 • SF novel by Jeff VanderMeer

★★★1/2 Meta: isfdb. Winner of the Nebula Award 2014. First in Southern Reach series. Summary: Expeditions into cut off Area X are dangerous: all the members of the second expedition committed suicide, other expeditions murdered each other or died of cancer. The narrator is the biologist … Weiterlesen

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The Three-Body Problem • 2014 • SF novel by Liu Cixin

★★★ Nominated for Hugo, Nebula, and Prometheus Award 2014. This is the first part of a trilogy, ending in a cliff-hanger. It begins with the political excesses of Chinese cultural revolution in 1967 and tells the background story of one … Weiterlesen

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The Goblin Emperor • 2014 • Gaslight Fantasy novel by Katherine Addison

★★★1/2 „Sudden Emperor“ would be an alternative title for this gaslight fantasy, reminding of all those „Sudden XYZ“ movies: Suddenly a change of role is imposed upon an unexpecting youngster. In this case the Elvish emperor with his direct heirs … Weiterlesen

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Sleep Walking Now and Then • 2014 • Science Fiction novelette by Richard Bowes

★★ Meta: isfdb. This fantasy short story appeared July 2014 @Tor.com. It was nominated for the 2014 Nebula award. Synopsis: Set in the Agouleme Hotel of future New York, main protagonist Jacoby Cass produces an interactive play based on suicide and murder which … Weiterlesen

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The Fisher Queen • 2014 • Weird short story by Alyssa Wong

★★★ Meta: isfdb. This weird short story appeared May 2014 in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. It was nominated for the 2014 Nebula Award. Synopsis: Fifteen year old fisher daughter Lily knew all her life that her mother is a fish – … Weiterlesen

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Jackalope Wives • 2014 • Magical realism short story by Ursula Vernon

★★★★ Meta: isfdb. This fantasy short story appeared January 2014 in Apex. It was nominated for 2014 Nebula Award. Synopsis: A boy desires something different: One of those wild dancing jackalope women. He waits, steals the wive’s rabbit skin and throws it into … Weiterlesen

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A Stretch of Highway Two Lanes Wide • 2014 • SF short story by Sarah Pinsker

★★★★ Meta: isfdb. This SF or weird short story appeared The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March-April 2014. It was nominated for the 2014 Nebula Award. Synopsis: Washington farmer Andy lost his arm. It was replaced with a prototypical bionic prosthetic. He … Weiterlesen

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The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye • 2014 • SF by Matthew Kressel

★1/2 Meta: isfdb. This post-singularity SF short story appeared in May 2014 in Clarkesworld. A post-singularity story with a naive singularity-computer. I recently read a story of two Gods deciding eons long before taking action. Don’t know where it was, but it … Weiterlesen

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When It Ends, He Catches Her • 2014 • Weird short story by Eugie Foster

★★★ Meta: isfdb. This weird short story appeared on September 26th, 2014, the day before Eugie Foster’s death. It was nominated for the 2014 Nebula Award Synopsis: Asa is a ballet dancer in a world turned zombie. She continues her performances on a derelict … Weiterlesen

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The Breath of War • 2014 • SF Fantasy short story by Aliette de Bodard

★★★ Meta: isfdb. This SF Fantasy short story was published March 2014 in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, #142. It is nominated for the Nebula short story award. Synopsis: On a planet under civil war, people carve golems called „breath-sibling“ out of stone. Main protagonist Rechan is … Weiterlesen

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