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Stories I have liked

Well the year is marching on, and as usual the January-March reading started slowly. But I have nevertheless come across a few stories that I would recommend: Ernesto… Alec Nevala-Lee (Analog March) Murder Born… Robert Reed (Asimovs February) The Angry … 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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Asimov’s – April / May 2011

In what turned out to be a very even outing for the magazine, there we no “OH MY GOSH” stories published in the April /May 2011 issue of Asimov’s. The stand-out story though was  Smoke City by Christopher Barzak.  It’s … Continue reading

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Getting my Last Short Story on Earth groove on

I promised myself in my less commitments side of Swancon, that I’d read more, that I’d read for fun and that I’d start pulling my weight at Last Short Story. I feel a strong desire to keep up with what … Continue reading

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It’s the Universe That’s Broken, Not Me

I’ve had a fractured year of reading, so far.  Started lots of anthologies, and barely finished any.  The only books I have finished are short, or intended for a YA audience.  Still, it’s officially After Swancon, and time for me … Continue reading

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Asimov’s March 2011

Robert Reed’s Purple proves to be the strongest story in a better than average March issue of Asimov’s. The novelette, with echoes of Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse 5 and Tom Disch’s The Puppies of Terra, tells the story of a blind amputee, … Continue reading

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Asimov’s February 2011

While I found Asimov’s Feb 2011 issue to be very ordinary, there was one stand-out story that I can see appearing in a number of Best of collections later this year. Paul McAuley’s novella, The Choice, takes the now fashionable … Continue reading

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