Friday, May 9, 2008
April Analog Overview
"Guaranteed Not to Turn Pink in the Can" by Thomas R. Dulski (good, nt)
"The Beethoven Project" by Donald Moffitt (OK, nt)
"Amor Vincit Omnia" by Craig DeLancey (good, nt)
"Righteous Bite" by Stephen L. Burns (OK, ss)
"Into That Good Night" by William Gleason (OK, ss)
"The Anthropic Precipice" by Jerry Oltion (good, ss)
"Marsbound" by Joe Haldeman (OK, serial pt. 3)
This is exactly what we expect from Analog: lots of perfectly readable stuff. Nothing atrocious, nothing outstanding. They've found their happy medium niche and they're sticking to it.
But hey, I'm getting closer to real-time! This is the last April-only magazine, and it's only the second week of May! Next up is the April/May Asimov's double issue, then Interzone #215 (pay no attention to the fact that Interzone #216 was published this week. Please.)
On a purely technical note, I've added the ss, nt, and na labels to these summary posts so that come awards time I'll be able to see at a glance whether something should be nominated as a short story, novelette or novella. I know it's not 100% reliable, since different awards have different word counts, but it should generally be close enough.