Friday, April 30, 2010

"Astounding Science-Fiction", February 1945 (ed John W Campbell, Jr) (magazine, free): Annotated table of contents

Where to begin reading Fred Saberhagen's Berserker series?

Eric Rosenfield's list of fiction magazines worth reading

Off topic: India specific: Smell of monsoon

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Henry Kuttner & C L Moore's "Android" (as by C H Liddell) (novelette, paranoia, free): Androids are quietly replacing humans!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

W W Skupeldyckle's "The Romantic Analogue" (short story, humor, free): When a computer began making passes at its inventor!

Very brief notes on some novels of Clifford D Simak

Fiction about using matter transmitters to edit & "improve" human body

For authors: An unusual story structure

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Evelyn E Smith's "Helpfully Yours" (novelette, farce, free): When in Rome, behave like...

Peter Watts' court case conclusion

Monday, April 26, 2010

Kage Baker's "The Bohemian Astrobleme" (novelette, steampunk, free): Discovery of a new kind of battery

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Hugo Awards 2010 - novelettes: Nominees & my rankings

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Hugo Awards 2010 - short stories: Nominees & my rankings

"In the Ruins"

Friday, April 23, 2010

Startling Stories (New Zealand Edition), #14 (magazine, free): Annotated table of contents

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Henry Kuttner's "We Guard the Black Planet!" (novelette, adventure, free): Some North Europeans are actually aliens!

Good co-authored stories

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Samuel Mines' "Find the Sculptor" (short story, time travel, free): A time travel paradox

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sydney Fowler Wright's"Automata" (short story, singularity, free)

Locus Awards 2010: nominees

Farcical sf

RIP: George H Scithers (1929-2010) - Founding editor of Asimov's

Monday, April 19, 2010

E L Doctorow's "Edgemont Drive" (short story, non-genre, free): History repeats!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Paul Cornell's "One of our Bastards is Missing" (novelette, detective, free): Prussians don't want British princess to marry Swedish prince

Free fiction: Astounding, October 1943

Likely to post later than usual tonight

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Rachel Swirsky's "Eros, Philia, Agape" (novelette, love story, free): This android must find its own identity

Humor: Kalidas reborn!

Friday, April 16, 2010

"Astounding Science-Fiction", February 1942 (ed John W Campbell, Jr) (magazine, free): Annotated table of contents

Helen Coster's "A Former Investment Banker Analyst Falls Back On Plan B" (flash fiction, non-genre, humor)

Free fiction: Galaxy, August 1958

Next generation lawn mowers!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Henry Kuttner's "The Graveyard Rats" (short story, horror, free): Grave robber meets something nastier

Free fiction: Frederik Pohl's "The Tunnel Under The World"

Free fiction: Poul Anderson's "Sargasso of Lost Starships"

Free fiction: "SteamPunk Magazine", #7

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

J Kathleen Cheney's "Afterimage" (novelette, murder mystery, free)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Everett B Cole's "Indirection" (short story, first contact, free): A method to keep state secrets

Monday, April 12, 2010

Charles Stross' "Overtime" (novelette, satire, free): Life in a British government office

Free fiction: Galaxy, June 1958

Humor: ebook Readers (cartoon)

Humor: Robot-operated sales kiosks (cartoon)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Mike Resnick's "The Bride of Frankenstein" (short story, fanfic, free): Retelling Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein" from an alternate perspective

Free fiction: Galaxy, March 1952 & April 1952, & Amazing Stories, November 1957

Cory Doctorow on "itch to copy is in human genes"

Curious numbers

Saturday, April 10, 2010

John Wiswell's "Computer Education" (flash fiction, humor, free)

Friday, April 9, 2010

"Astounding Science Fiction", December 1944 (ed John W Campbell, Jr) (magazine, free): Annotated table of contents

Free fiction: Space Travel, July 1958 (magazine) (ed William L Hamling)

All-time best sf

How to find a short story?

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Hugo Awards 2010 - novels: Nominees

Zeashan Zaidi's "Murde Ki Awaaz" (tr "Voice of the Corpse") (short story, Hindi, treasure hunt, free)

Online fiction

Real science: We acquire our senses in a specific order

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Jack Williamson's "Gateway to Paradise" (novel, doomsday, free): A British invasion of US in future