I’m not sure I can add anything new to the chorus of voices recommending James Tiptree, Jr: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon, by Julie Phillips, except to say, it’s just as good as “they” say it is. The early chapters depict a talented, artistic writer who was the daughter of a talented, adventurous […]
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Some science fiction reads like popular science writing dressed up in story. “The House Beyond Your Sky,” by Benjamin Rosenbaum, is a story you really can’t understand unless you already know some science. The references to cosmology–like simulated universes and critical constants–go completely unexplained. And you know what? I like being treated as an adult.
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A xerox machine prints photos of the dead killed by Pol Pot until it drives away the people in the building. Right from the beginning I loved the mix of tradition and technology in the ghost story that opens “Pol Pot’s Beautiful Daughter (Fantasy),” by Geoff Ryman. After that, it says: Then we construct Pol […]
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