Archiv des Autors: gehmeyr

September 2005: The Martian • 1949 • SF short story by Ray Bradbury

★★★+ Summary: Mars is in the first phase of colonialization. LaFarge and his wife Anna retired on Mars, leaving their old life and their dead son Tom behind on Earth. One night, a thunderstorm startles them, and they see someone standing … Weiterlesen

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White Lines on a Green Field • 2011 • Magical Realism novelette by Catherynne M. Valente

★★ Summary: Coyote is the legendary trickster god. Here, he knocks up all cheerleaders, and wins all football matches as a quarter back. Review: I didn’t care – neither for the teenage sex, nor for the American Football scenery, nor for any … Weiterlesen

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Younger Women • 2011 • Weird short story by Karen Joy Fowler

★★ Summary:  A mother sniffs after her teenage daughter who’s got a new boyfriend, apparently a vampire. Review:  Why would a sexy vampire go for a teenage girl instead of her middle aged mother? It started as a Twilight parody but … Weiterlesen

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Last Breath • 2005 • Weird short story by Joe Hill

★★★ Summary:  A family visits a museum – only confusing the „museum of science“ with the „museum of silence“ where they arrived. It specializes in the exhibition of last breaths: One can hear or feel the literal last breaths of persons, … Weiterlesen

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Balfour and Meriwether in the Vampire of Kabul • 2011 • Steampunk novelette by Daniel Abrahams

★★★★ Summary:  It is Victorian 1880 in London, and the time of the Great Game when Britain and Russia struggled over control over Afghanistan, when the series‘ heroes need to catch a supernatural opponent. Soon, their enemy – the adventurous Russian Czarina … Weiterlesen

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Desertion • 1944 • SF short story by Clifford D. Simak

★★★+ Summary: It is Old Jupiter, i.e. a planet with a solid surface, no radiation, not too much gravity, and it is inhabited by humans living in domes and intelligent aliens called Lopers. Survey teams are biologically converted by a futuristic … Weiterlesen

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Hide and Horns • 2009 • Western novelette by Joe R. Lansdale

★★★ Summary:  Buffalo soldier Deadwood Dick encounters a black man with one leg pinned under a dead horse and the white men on his trail. A bunch of Chinese girls and racist white men from the eponymous settling add additional colours … Weiterlesen

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A Boy and His Dog • 1969 • Post-apocalyptic novella by Harlan Ellison

★★★★★ Synopsis:  In a post WWIV world of 2024, fifteen year old Vic roams the post-apocalyptic world together with his telepathic, intelligent dog Blood, who sniffs food and girls for Vic. During a skin flick, Blood detects a girl Quilla … Weiterlesen

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Tanglefoot • 2008 • Steampunk novelette by Cherie Priest

★★★ Summary: In a sanitarium of 1880, young Edwin helps the formerly ingenious Dr. Archibald Smeeks who is now slowly slipping into dementia. Ed takes the Doctor’s spare parts and builds a clockwork doll, declares it as best friend. Things get slowly creepy, as the … Weiterlesen

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The Bohemian Astrobleme • 2010 • Steampunk novelette by Kage Baker

★★★★ Summary:  The Gentlemen’s Speculative Society dispatches prostitute-spy Lady Beatrice in an operation regarding the acquisition of gems which is used to produce electric charge together with acetic acid. They know that the titular impact of a meteroid is located near the Bohemian … Weiterlesen

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