Archiv der Kategorie: Science Fiction

Beyond Lies the Wub • 1952 • SF short story by Philip K. Dick

★★★ Synopsis: A space ship crew runs out of food. They plan to cull the pig-like wub, an alien animal that they acquired on their latest planet stay. Suddenly, the wub begins to discuss philosophy with them and doesn’t want … Weiterlesen

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Troublesolving • 2009 • SF novelette by Tim Pratt

★★★ Summary: Stephen had it rough going lately: his wife left him, he is low on cash, his business isn’t going anymore. Around Christmas, a mysterious woman offers him her business card “Cameron Cassavetes: Troublesolver”, urging to accept her help for … Weiterlesen

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Sic Him, Hellhound! Kill! Kill! • 2012 • Urban fantasy short story by Hal Duncan

★★★+ Summary: A gay werewolve goes after a vampire and his darling. Review: A pretty standard fight but a very nice angle at the Twilight characters and a amusing, great execution. Maybe a bit too explicit. Meta: isfdb. Published in Subterranean, Spring … Weiterlesen

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Valley of the Girls • 2011 • SF short story by Kelly Link

★★★+ Summary: Pharaos‘ names were written in cartouches. So, this is the story of elitist girl [Hero] and the other privileged girls who like to build Egyptian tombs, or breed chimeras. They are microchipped by their parents to protect them from being … Weiterlesen

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Surface Tension • 1952 • SF novelette by James Blish

★★★★ Summary: Humans colonize the universe. One of those space ships crashes on a water planet of Tau Ceti. The crew can’t survive but they create genetically changed seeds in the form of water adapted, really tiny humans who have to … Weiterlesen

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2016 Nebula Winners Announced: Novels, Novellas, Novelettes, Short Stories

The 2016 Nebula Award Winners have been announced! Here are the Winners: Novel: All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders Novella: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire Novelette: The Long Fall Up, William Ledbetter (F&SF 5-6/16) Short Story: ★★★ • Seasons of … Weiterlesen

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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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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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