Monthly Archives: October 2011

Cosmos: putting the science in fiction

I’ve finally sat down to comb through my honey’s stack of Cosmos Magazines for the year (I bought him a subscription for Christmas) and catch up on most of Cat Sparks’ first year as fiction editor. It’s a pretty solid … Continue reading

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Kiss Me Twice, by Mary Robinette Kowal (Asimov’s June)

How much did I love this novella? It combines two of my favourite things, police procedural detective stories (with plenty of heart) and film geek references. The relationship between Detective Huang and the police AI, Metta, is the core of … Continue reading

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Up and Coming Lightspeed Stories

October: ‘Her Husband’s Hands‘ by Adam-Troy Castro. A creepy-good (my new word) story about the remnants of war. What does happen when modern technology can ensure most people survive the horrors of war? How do we feel when those remnants … Continue reading

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A Grab Bag from the Online Magazines: Strange Horizons, Clarkesworld, Fantasy

Cat Rambo, “The Immortality Game,” Fantasy June – remember those kids in high school? The ones who seemed to have it all worked out, who pretty much got anything they wanted, without any effort? I’m not sure I believe in … Continue reading

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Subterranean Online, Spring and Fall – Rusch, Kowal, Valente, Buckell

We all remember how much I adored the YA special Summer issue of Subterranean Online, edited by Gwenda Bond, right? Well, I’ve finally checked in with the issue before that, as well as the most recent one, and while neither … Continue reading

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Silently and Very Fast by Cat Valente

Silently and Very Fast is a limited edition hardback about to be released at Capclave 2011. Copies are only available to Capclave members initially, and if there are any remaining they might be available to purchase. The story itself is … Continue reading

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Eclipse Four Highlights

I very much like the tone that emerged from the Eclipse anthologies – they all feel like part of the same thing, despite the books being unthemed. This one has an excellent balance of high quality oddball stories, and I … Continue reading

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