Author Archives: Aidan Doyle
This issue of Asimov’s features a wide range of stories, from post-apocalyptic settings, to deep space, to plague-ridden colony worlds. Several of the stories cover grim material and feature disturbing characters.
This double issue contains a mix of stories ranging in quality from Kristine Kathryn Rusch‘s excellent novella to a one-joke piece of flash fiction. As usual for Analog, many of the stories feature space explorers, scientists and engineers.
The stories in Analog’s June issue seem squarely aimed at readers who enjoy tales of clever engineers and scientists bravely solving engineering problems while complaining about the difficulty of doing things for public relations purposes.
All of the six stories are reasonably well written, but overall the May issue failed to invoke much of a sense of wonder for me. Some of the stories feel dated in style and content compared to fiction being published … Continue reading
Tor.com published two original pieces of short fiction in January, covering two areas close to my heart: Japan and monkeys.