Laika’s Ghost by Karl Schroeder
This one was fun! Tying together some lovely old conspiracy theories, I enjoyed all of this. The mishmash of a couple of cultural icons caught my imagination in this story, and I liked this fact it was Russian in nature. Nicely complex and a good read.
The Invasion of Venus by Stephen Baxter
I loved the feel of this story. It had warmth and love in it, and a really lovely tone that the story was being told between friends. The characters were sweet and seemed like people I would like to know.
The Sever and The Dragon by Hannu Rajaniemi
This is my favourite story. It’s part whimsical fantasy, part Genesis, part science fiction and part fantasy. It marries everything into a lilting tale of The Server and The Dragon. It’s a love story across aeons of time and data, and I love love love it.
The Ki-anna by Gwynneth Jones
Another murder mystery, this time coloured with cannibalism and aliens and sibling connections. Great feel to this, I really enjoyed the feel of the Ki-anna and the strangenesses of other worlds and other cultures.
The Bird And The Bees and The Gasoline Tree by John Barnes
This was my second favourite story. It hit all the right notes; love, sex, attraction, and the amazingness of science and nature. I feel the sense of wonder for the potential the story holds. Awesome ideas in here. Just lovely.