Monatsarchiv: August 2015

The Burial of Sir John Mawe at Cassini • 2014 • Old Mars SF short story by Chaz Brenchley

★★★★ Synopsis Cobb works as a gravedigger on a perfectly habitable Old Mars – the planet being shared by British Empire and some indigenious race called the Merlins. Through his honest eyes, we witness the funeral of heroic Sir John … Weiterlesen

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The Days of the War, as Red as Blood, as Dark as Bile • 2014 • Space Opera short story by Aliette de Bodard

★★★ Synopsis Rebel forces are on the winning side against a great but decadent interstellar empire. This coming-of-age story follows a girl on the last retreat. Stampeding crowds and dead relatives contrast a wish-fulfilling ancient superweapon in the form of a mindship. … Weiterlesen

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The Rider • 2014 • Near SF novelette by Jérôme Cigut

★★★1/2 Synopsis Luke Gianfaria is a partner – aka rider – of one of the most advanced AIs called David. Luke helps David in his struggle for supremacy against a Hong Kong setting. But then he is hunted, and the game … Weiterlesen

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Amicae Aeternum • 2014 • near future SF short story by Ellen Klages

★★★ A charming story of a girl who will embark a generation space ship with her parents on the next day. She gathered a list of last things to do, most importantly remembering her friend for the generations to come. Meta: isfdb. … Weiterlesen

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The Best of Gene Wolfe: A Definitive Retrospective of His Finest Short Fiction • 2009 • Collection by Gene Wolfe

★★★★★ Michael Swanwick has said: „Gene Wolfe is the greatest writer in the English language alive today. Let me repeat that: Gene Wolfe is the greatest writer in the English language alive today! I mean it.Shakespeare was a better stylist, … Weiterlesen

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Aurora • 2015 • SF novel by Kim Stanley Robinson

★★★★★ Synopsis This is a love story. A love story of the sentient multigeneration Ship to its crew. Of course, it is also a Hard SF novel about environment, politics, economy, astronomy, computer science and other factors in the typical … Weiterlesen

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