Archiv der Kategorie: Science Fiction

Conditionally Human • 1952 • SF novella by Walter M. Miller, Jr.

★★★ Summary: The overcrowded world led to family planning policy similar to China’s one-child policy. To satisfy the parental instinct of women, they get „neuts“ as a replacement for own children: chimps have been genetically altered in such a way, that … Weiterlesen

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Artemis • 2017 • Hard SF novel by Andy Weir

★★★★ To those who liked The Martian novel or movie and wonder if the author can do it again: Yes, he does. He delivers the same funny, sly dialogs, the same Hard SF background, the same level of reckless last … Weiterlesen

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The Year’s Best SF and Fantasy 2017 • SF&F anthology by Rich Horton

Today, this Year’s Best Of anthology by Rich Horton is published. It is one really large collection featuring 30 stories on 576 pages. This year, it overlaps with Strahan’s annual Best Of in only three stories from MacLeod, Valentine, and … Weiterlesen

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Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers • 2015 • Vampire short story by Alyssa Wong

★★★★★ Summary:  Jenny tinders around not for one-night stands but to feed off the dark emotions and thoughts of her dates. After having had her first killer she knew why her mother taught her to stay with petty criminals: Nothing tastes … Weiterlesen

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The Best of Subterranean • 2017 • SF&F anthology by William Schafer

★★★+ Summary: Once, there was a great SF&F magazine from Subterranean Press, publishing reviews, news, and stories between 2005 and its final issue in 2014. What you will find here is an anthology of 30 stories spread over some 750 pages from … Weiterlesen

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A Long Walk Home • 2011 • SF novelette by Jay Lake

★★★ Summary:  On a distant planet and future, suddenly all the electronics are fried. A prospecting „Howard“, one of the genetically enhanced, nearly immortal humans, finds himself stranded all alone on a planet. He has to build a routine surviving the loneliness. … Weiterlesen

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The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling • 2013 • Near Future SF novelette by Ted Chiang

★★★★★ Summary:  What would a perfect memory mean for us and our culture? How changed literacy our subjectivity? A journalist explores the pros and cons of a Cyborgish memory enhancement gadget called Remem which lets you capture, search, and replay every … Weiterlesen

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The Screams of Dragons • 2014 • Urban Fantasy novelette by Kelley Armstrong

★★★ Summary:  Bobby dreams of screaming dragons, golden castles, and green meadows. He is abused by his grandmother, ignored by his parents, uncorrected by the elders of nearby rural village Cainsville. Would you consider it as a spoiler that Bobby didn’t … Weiterlesen

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The Tomb of the Pontifex Dvorn • 2011 • SF novelette by Robert Silverberg

★★★ Summary:  Human dwellers formed the culture of Majipoor since many thousand years. The first pontifex remained a figure of myth and poetry. The main protagonist Simmilgord wants to uncover his true history. A position as curator for a new museum … Weiterlesen

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Sixteen Questions for Kamala Chatterjee • 2016 • SF short story by Alastair Reynolds

★★★★ Summary: A physician found an anomaly hidden within the Sun. She explains her lifetime project of drilling deep to discover an alien artefact. Review: The eponymous questions are mixed in two interviews – one defending her doctoral thesis, the second an … Weiterlesen

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