Saturday, June 30, 2007

Nyarlathotep - H. P. Lovecraft

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600031.txt

Egyptian Old One visit.


4 out of 5

Memory - H. P. Lovecraft

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600031.txt

Genie chat.


3 out of 5

With the Night Mail - Rudyard Kipling

http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/2381

Postal progress still has the odd issue.


4 out of 5

In the Year 2889 - Jules Verne and Michael Verne

http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/19362

Future seems like the same old, if you live there.


3 out of 5

Friday, June 29, 2007

The Land Ironclads - H. G. Wells

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0604041.txt

Give tanks a try.


3.5 out of 5

A Descent Into the Maelstrom - Edgar Allan Poe

http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/2148

Sea storm spinning around survival.


3.5 out of 5

Rappacini's Daughter - Nathaniel Hawthorne

http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/512

Chastity death touch defence.


3.5 out of 5

Fire Watch - Connie Willis

http://www.infinityplus.co.uk/stories/firewatch.htm

Time travel retrieval.


3 out of 5

The Dog Said Bow-Wow - Michael Swanwick

http://www.asimovs.com/Nebulas03/bowwow.shtml

Canine anti-tech adventures.


4 out of 5

Breathmoss - Ian R. MacLeod

http://www.asimovs.com/_issue_0401/breathmoss.shtml


Aliens, interstellar travel Gateways, all pretty run of the mill, according to girl, but boys are freaks.


3 out of 5

Super Goat Man - Jonathan Lethem

http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2004/04/05/040405fi_fiction

Hippie hero changes.


3 out of 5

None So Blind - Joe Haldeman

http://home.earthlink.net/~haldeman/story1.html


Supergenius, you see. Not.


4 out of 5

The Chief Designer - Andy Duncan

http://www.asimovs.com/Nebulas03/thechief.shtml

Space tech, cheaply preferred.


4.5 out of 5

Medusa's Coil - H. P. Lovecraft

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600031.txt

Cape Girardeau joint is atmospheric.


3 out of 5

In the Vault - H. P. Lovecraft

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600031.txt

Tomb rearrangement injuries.


3.5 out of 5

Imprisoned With the Pharaohs - H. P. Lovecraft

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600031.txt

Pyramid duel and stuck like an Egyptian.


4 out of 5

Hypnos - H. P. Lovecraft

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600031.txt

Sleep a bit draining.


3 out of 5

Thursday, June 28, 2007

The Willows - Algernon Blackwood

http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/11438

Wind in the tree monsters.


4.5 out of 5

Afterward - Edith Wharton

http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/4514

Ghost visit.


3 out of 5

The Damned Thing - Ambrose Bierce

http://classiclit.about.com/library/bl-etexts/abierce/bl-abierce-damned.htm

Invisible monster.


3.5 out of 5

What Was It? - Fitz-James O'Brien

http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/15143

Nightmare rather solid it appears.


4 out of 5

The Beckoning Fair One - Oliver Onions

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14168

Loopy writer problems.


4 out of 5

The Repairer of Reputations - Robert W. Chambers

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/21523/21523-readme.txt

PR work not nice, free euthanasia not popular.


4 out of 5

Clara Militch - Ivan Turgenev

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext05/8drpm10.txt

Poisoned woman not all gone.


3.5 out of 5

Seaton's Aunt - Walter de la Mare

http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/9363

Ghost house.


3.5 out of 5

The Signal-Man - Charles Dickens

http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/1289

Danger light haunting.


4 out of 5

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Herbert West Reanimator - H. P. Lovecraft

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600031.txt

Fresh bodies needed for zombie study? Find a great war.


4 out of 5

He - H. P. Lovecraft

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600031.txt

Strange man, attacked.


3 out of 5

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

From Beyond - H. P. Lovecraft

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600031.txt

If you look for space monsters, they just might get you.


4 out of 5

Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family - H. P. Lovecraft

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600031.txt

Ape princesses and other African scariness means the end of Jermynity.


3.5 out of 5

The Baumoff Explosive - William Hope Hodgson

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0605781.txt

Light interruption = Boom.


3.5 out of 5

Snodgrass - Ian R. MacLeod

http://www.infinityplus.co.uk/stories/snodgrass.htm

Lennon's just a bloke.


3.5 out of 5

Monday, June 25, 2007

Ex Oblivione - H. P. Lovecraft

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600031.txt

Sleep search.


3.5 out of 5

Dagon - H. P. Lovecraft

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600031.txt

Marine monstrosity.


4 out of 5

The Scarlet Plague - Jack London

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0601631.txt

Old man one of the few survivors, post-apocalyptic wise, sees superstition everywhere.


4 out of 5

As Easy As ABC - Rudyard Kipling

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/13085/13085-8.txt

Air travel advancing control.


4 out of 5

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Cool Air - H. P. Lovecraft

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600031.txt

Prefer heating.


3.5 out of 5

Celephais - H. P. Lovecraft

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600031.txt

Childhood visions visitation.


3.5 out of 5

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Beyond the Wall Of Sleep - H. P. Lovecraft

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600031.txt

White trash dream space journey death discovery.


4 out of 5

Azathoth - H. P. Lovecraft

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600031.txt

Star naming.


3 out of 5

Friday, June 22, 2007

The Case of Charles Dexter Ward - H. P. Lovecraft

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600031.txt

Lengthy investigations of Yog-Sothoth are bad for your mental health.


3.5 out of 5

At the Mountains of Madness - H. P. Lovecraft

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600031.txt

Miskatonic Antarctic geology expedition uncovers alien architecture, Old One warfare evidence, and some definitely not dead Shoggoths.


4.5 out of 5

The Shadow Out of Time - H. P. Lovecraft

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600031.txt

Western Australian evidence of Great Race timespanning colonisation and communication.


4.5 out of 5

The Shadow Over Innsmouth - H. P. Lovecraft

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600031.txt

Small town's Esoteric Order of Dagon proves more than a little fishy.


4 out of 5

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Itch - Shane Jiraiya Cummings

http://horrorlit.horrorfictionnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=46&Itemid=37

This is why your mum told you not to scratch.


3.5 out of 5

The Haunter of the Dark - H. P. Lovecraft

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600031.txt

Painter type investigates a temple of the Starry Wisdom sect, and some scary looking notes, ends up leaving some of those himself.


3.5 out of 5

Dreams In the Witch House - H. P. Lovecraft

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600031.txt

Talented broke mathematics students should choose other places to study than in a house in Arkham with space-time continuum conduits, witches, and vampire rats.


4.5 out of 5

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The Whisperer In Darkness - H. P. Lovecraft

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600031.txt

Trust your dogs to tell you if monsters like the Outer Ones from Outer Space are bad, not the rambling letters of spook old friends.


4 out of 5

The Dunwich Horror - H. P. Lovecraft

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600031.txt

Yog-Sothoth worshipper's precocious son a chip off the old block find the blokes from Arkham.


4.5 out of 5

Monday, June 18, 2007

The Call of Cthulhu - H. P. Lovecraft

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600031.txt

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.


4.5 out of 5

The Colour Out of Space - H. P. Lovecraft

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600031.txt

Meteor's spectrum perversion brings madness and grey death.


5 out of 5

The Festival - H. P. Lovecraft

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600031.txt

Necronomicon not light xmas reading, nor is a gathering of somewhat not humans a decent xmas party.


4 out of 5

The Witchcraft of Ulua - Clark Ashton Smith

http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/248/the-witchcraft-of-ulua

Sorcerous sage's ruler scorns short babe.


3.5 out of 5

The Willow Landscape - Clark Ashton Smith

http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/246/the-willow-landscape

Seller's art escape.


3 out of 5

The White Sybil - Clark Ashton Smith

http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/245/the-white-sybil

Poet has a thing for frigid pale woman.


4 out of 5

Vulthoom - Clark Ashton Smith

http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/239/vulthoom

Martian Alien Underlord's visitors are in for a long term stay if not helpful.


3.5 out of 5

A Voyage to Sfanomoe - Clark Ashton Smith

http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/237/a-voyage-to-sfanomoë

Masters of science go star cruising, but settle for new terra firma.


3 out of 5

The Voyage of King Eurovan - Clark Ashton Smith

http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/238/the-voyage-of-king-euvoran

Be nice to necromancer prisoners, generally speaking.


3.5 out of 5

A Vintage From Atlantis - Clark Ashton Smith

http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/234/a-vintage-from-atlantis

Fancy pirate grog is scary.


3.5 out of 5

Friday, June 15, 2007

In the Service of the Shogarth - Geoffrey Maloney

http://www.infinityplus.co.uk/stories/shogarth.htm

Drink of nanotech loyalty for weird alien employers.


4 out of 5

Moxon's Master - Ambrose Bierce

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext03/canbe10.txt

Violent loser.


3.5 out of 5

Monday, June 11, 2007

Slow Tuesday Night - R. A. Lafferty

http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/classics/classics_archive/lafferty5/

There really are Morning People. Whenever you sleep, get rich quick.


4 out of 5

Guys Day Out - Ellen Klages

http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/originals/originals_archive/klages/

Down Syndrome deterioration.


3 out of 5

The Book of Faces - Kay Kenyon

http://www.infinityplus.co.uk/stories/bookoffaces.htm

Skull slicing cosmetic surgery incarceration not too appealing.


2.5 out of 5

Tourist - Charles Stross

http://www.accelerando.org/_static/accelerando.html#Tourist

Two women and a cat? On top of trying to keep up with everything? That's tough.


5 out of 5

Sunday, June 10, 2007

The Venus of Azombeii - Clark Ashton Smith

Love goddess jealousy dreadful lethal lurgy.


4 out of 5

The Vaults of Yoh-Vombis - Clark Ashton Smith

http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/231/the-vaults-of-yoh-vombis

Martian Odyssey mummy and vampire doom.


4.5 out of 5

The Uncharted Isle - Clark Ashton Smith

http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/226/the-uncharted-isle

Shipwreck delirium.


3 out of 5

Thirteen Phantasms - Clark Ashton Smith

http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/218/thirteen-phantasms

Green ghost clone women.


2.5 out of 5

The Third Episode of Vathek - Clark Ashton Smith

http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/217/the-third-episode-of-vathek

Climbing antics cavern damnation.


2 out of 5

Antimony - Spider Robinson

http://www.webscription.net/chapters/0671319744/0671319744___3.htm

Leukemia layover revival shock.


3 out of 5

Something Bright - Zenna Henderson

http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/classics/classics_archive/henderson/

Depression cackleberry cocoon crossover.


3.5 out of 5

A Study In Emerald - Neil Gaiman

http://www.neilgaiman.com/exclusive/shortstories/emerald.pdf

Old One vaudeville and some monstrous advertising.


4 out of 5

Aye and Gomorrah - Samuel R. Delany

http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/classics/classics_archive/delany3/

Gender altered space workers provide exotic rough trade on shore leave.


3 out of 5

A Martian Odyssey - Stanley G. Weinbaum

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0601191.txt

Interplanetary interpersonal communication.


4 out of 5

The Testament of Athammaus - Clark Ashton Smith

http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/210/the-testament-of-athammaus

Multiple Execution victim's Cthulhoid comeback depopulation.


3.5 out of 5

The Tale of Sir John Maundeville - Clark Ashton Smith

http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/209/the-tale-of-sir-john-maundeville

Knight worm interloper.


2 out of 5

The Supernumary Corpse - Clark Ashton Smith

http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/203/the-supernumerary-corpse

Poisoned body's state is insane.


3 out of 5

Strange Shadows - Clark Ashton Smith

http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/202/strange-shadows-%7C-i-am-your-shadow

Drunk dude bedevilled by dark stuff.


2.5 out of 5

A Star-Change - Clark Ashton Smith

http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/200/a-star-change

Alien mountain climber meeting abduction brain operation tortuous communication deterioration.


3 out of 5

The Stairs In the Crypt - Clark Ashton Smith

http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/199/the-stairs-in-the-crypt

Necromancer doesn't let death hold him back.


4 out of 5

Seedling Of Mars - Clark Ashton Smith

http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/190/seedling-of-mars

Football interruption UFO kidnapping upheaval.


3.5 out of 5

The Second Interment - Clark Ashton Smith

http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/189/the-second-interment

Premature burial precautions.


3.5 out of 5

Schizoid Creator - Clark Ashton Smith

http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/188/schizoid-creator

Devil summoning scientist fails to get the top man.


3.5 out of 5

The Satyr - Clark Ashton Smith

http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/214/the-satyr

Poet porking count's wife pilfered by demon.


3 out of 5

Sadastor - Clark Ashton Smith

http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/186/sadastor

Demon lamia chat.


3 out of 5

The Parrot - Clark Ashton Smith

http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/161/the-parrot

If you do a crime, check for birds that can talk first.


3 out of 5

The Malay Krise - Clark Ashton Smith

http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/123/the-malay-krise

Historic blade redux.


3 out of 5

The Malay Creese - Clark Ashton Smith

http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/263/the-malay-creese

Historic blade.


3 out of 5

Fakhreddin - Clark Ashton Smith

http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/260/fakhreddin

A vizier gets violent.


2.5 out of 5

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Up Around the Bend - Paul Di Filippo

http://www.flurb.net/3/3difilippo.htm

Smoking, scrounging, spectral shaggers seen.


3 out of 5

The Ice Is Singing - James Patrick Kelly

http://www.fantasticmetropolis.com/i/icesinging/full/

Girl gone grizzlepot fashion victim.


2 out of 5

Why the Bridge Stopped Singing - James Patrick Kelly

http://www.fantasticmetropolis.com/i/bridge/full/

Hobo identity.


1.5 out of 5

The Propagation of Light In A Vacuum - James Patrick Kelly

http://www.infinityplus.co.uk/stories/jpklight.htm

Lightspeed not at all lucid loopy love.


3 out of 5

The Best Christmas Ever - James Patrick Kelly

http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/originals/originals_archive/kelly/kelly1.html

Santa, a really nice modern handgun and some topline ammo, please.


2.5 out of 5

Monsters - James Patrick Kelly

http://www.infinityplus.co.uk/stories/monsters.htm

Mental monster man happy after finding physical monster woman.


3.5 out of 5

Burn - James Patrick Kelly

http://www.infinitematrix.net/downloads/burn/Burn.pdf

Local yokel pyro protest saviour secret.


4 out of 5

Thursday, June 07, 2007

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum

http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/55

Someone pointed out a movie reviewer who has succinct entertaining reviews, via livejournal, and the one for this story went something like this:-

Girl stars adventure with a killing, gets three friends, and goes off to kill some more. (A Canadian movie reviewer I think they said. Which, really is pretty funny. Good enough to shamelessy borrow and rehash seeing I had never seen that before.

Of course, not really the point of the kid's story, as such, with its fables about being accepted, but a good one nonetheless. Monkeys fly, but not out of anyone's butt, unfortunately.


3 out of 5

The Treasures of Tartary - Robert E. Howard

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0608021.txt

Kindjahl and scimitar work for Kirby O'Donnell in Shahrazar.


3 out of 5

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

The Tomb's Secret - Robert E. Howard

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0601781.txt

Murdered men, murdered Mongol murderers, and more. What else could it be but a secret Oriental formula plot? Or so Brock Rollins discovers, among other strange things.


3.5 out of 5

Spear and Fang - Robert E. Howard

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0607951.txt

Young pretty Cro-Magnon are still young and pretty to Neandertals who fancy some sex and violence.


2.5 out of 5

The Sowers of the Thunder - Robert E. Howard

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0608111.txt

Manly playing with large shafts in pubs is cut short by some battles, and the Mongol hordes descend on Jerusalem. Yet another Gael finds himself in the thick of it, with a similar life expectancy.


3 out of 5

Son of the White Wolf - Robert E. Howard

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0601081.txt

A return to roots rebellion has El Borak in the middle of things, but with a spook woman to liven things up a bit more than they already are.


3.5 out of 5

Skull-Face - Robert E. Howard

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0608141.txt

Chinese master villains, Egyptian sorcerers, Atlantean myths, Afghan killers, voodoo, magic elixirs, no wonder Steve Costigan is bewildered. Holey crapadoley.


3.5 out of 5

People of the Dark - Robert E. Howard

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0607941.txt

"I came to Dagon's Cave to kill Richard Brent." 10 out of 10 for courage, minus several million for common sense. Luckily, there is a bit of reincarnated presence ancient barbarian named Conan and other action here so not everybody dies.


4 out of 5

Names in the Black Book - Robert E. Howard

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0601701.txt

Harrison has a few problems on River Street. There are bad Khans around. Ok, how many stories are the Khans the good guys? No, female drummers don't count, sorry. The odd scary publication and object to go along with it.


3.5 out of 5

The Lost Race - Robert E. Howard

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0608001.txt

There are still some strange old Picts around, it appears.


2.5 out of 5

Lord of Samarcand - Robert E. Howard

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0608051.txt

A young Scotsman watches a battle go awry, but later is happy with a home in the area, and the chance to do some claymore wielding Turk lopping, but it is a very dangerous business.


2.5 out of 5

The Lion of Tiberias - Robert E. Howard

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0608091.txt

Mangled princes, and a captive crusader that a Turkish ruler finds rather too supernaturally resilient for his liking.


3 out of 5

The Voice of El-Lil - Robert E. Howard

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0608121.txt

Heroic girl saves blokes from savage lost Sumerian bunch and their scary sound ritual.


3 out of 5

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

In the Forest of Villefere - Robert E. Howard

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0607931.txt

Choose carefully when you kill a werewolf.


2.5 out of 5

The Hyena - Robert E. Howard

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0607991.txt

Shapeshifter of the not so high class variety.


3 out of 5

Hawks of Outremer - Robert E. Howard

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0608041.txt

Skull shield and cursed sword make Cormac Fitzgeoffrey a scary man.


3 out of 5

Hawk of the Hills - Robert E. Howard

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0601001.txt

Khan conflict has El Borak bloody angry.


3 out of 5

The Haunter of the Ring - Robert E. Howard

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0601751.txt

Egyptian sorcerer makes placid wife a bit accidentally murderous.


3 out of 5

The Gods of Bal-Sagoth - Robert E. Howard

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0608081.txt

Swords in the storm, serpent ships, swimming with sharks, and a sheila scheming with religion.


3.5 out of 5

Graveyard Rats - Robert E. Howard

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0601681.txt

Rodents start at the head, not the knees, as far as human bodies go, as scared men have Harrison on the trail of a murderer.


3.5 out of 5

Gates of Empire - Robert E. Howard

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0608031.txt

Drinking, swordplay, lots of yelling, politics, and a bargaining wench.


3 out of 5

The Fearsome Touch of Death - Robert E. Howard

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0607981.txt

Dead dude's digits dancing.


3 out of 5

Fangs of Gold - Robert E. Howard

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0601671.txt

Swamp Cat more voodoo than tiger Steve Harrison finds, knife work here.


3 out of 5

The Dream Snake - Robert E. Howard

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0607971.txt

Scary snooze leaves sleeper smooshed.


2 out of 5

The Daughter of Erlik Khan - Robert E. Howard

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600991.txt

El Borak still has lots of people after him, but he has a plan. Not to mention a Conan type rescue of a Khan's daughter to pull off. He, however, has guns.


3.5 out of 5

The Dark Man - Robert E. Howard

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0608071.txt

Turlogh Dubh O'Brien gets some inspiration from Bran Mak Morn in beach side battle.


3.5 out of 5

The Children of the Night - Robert E. Howard

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0607961.txt

Anthropological arguments and reminiscences over Cthulhu cults.


3 out of 5

Blood Of the Gods - Robert E. Howard

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0601041.txt

Dodgy blokes and Arabs bring El Borak gunplay by wellside.


3 out of 5

The Blood of Belshazzar - Robert E. Howard

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0608061.txt

Cormac has no time for fools or butchers, but jewellery will pay the bills.


3 out of 5

Black Wind Blowing - Robert E. Howard

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0606921.txt

Devil cult's family reduction attempt.


3.5 out of 5

Black Talons - Robert E. Howard

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0601651.txt

Brill's execution murder postponed by leopard man.


3 out of 5

Apparition In the Prize Ring - Robert E. Howard

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0607301.txt

Battered boxer's ghostly aid.


2.5 out of 5

Monday, June 04, 2007

Phantas - Oliver Onions

http://www.munseys.com/diskone/phantasdex.htm

What ship?


2 out of 5

The White People - Arthur Machen

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0601371.txt

Be choosy with literature and statuary.

I think there are quite a few people that will find this rather on the dry side, as the two characters at the start discuss the psychology of evil, and then the story becomes a large passage from an imaginary book. This is quite lacking in paragraphs, so a bit of a pain t read in thsi book, electronic maybe better here.


3 out of 5

Sunday, June 03, 2007

The Language of Moths - Chris Barzak

http://www.taverners-koans.com/ratbastards/languageofmoths.html

Autistic lepidoptera whisperer.


3.5 out of 5

Pip and the Fairies - Theodora Goss

http://www.strangehorizons.com/2005/20051003/goss-f.shtml

Obit tea party flashback.


2.5 out of 5

Henry James This One's For You - Jack McDevitt

http://www.sfwa.org/members/McDevitt/HenryJames.html

AI's war story.


4.5 out of 5

An End To All Things - Karina Sumner-Smith

http://www.karinasumnersmith.com/An End to All Things.pdf

Grim ghost girl gets by.


4 out of 5

The Walls of the Universe - Paul Melko

http://www.asimovs.com/_issue_0704/wallsoftheuniverse.shtml

Not being able to trust yourself sucks, sucker.


4.5 out of 5

A Billion Eves - Robert Reed

http://www.asimovs.com/_issue_0704/Abillioneves.shtml

Multiversal misanthropy.


3.5 out of 5

Inclination - William Shunn

http://www.asimovs.com/_issue_0704/Inclination.shtml

Basic Machine boy gets retooled.


3.5 out of 5

Lord Weary's Empire - Michael Swanwick

http://www.asimovs.com/_issue_0704/lordweary.shtml

Kill elf, join gang, blow shit up, get girlie for horses.


4 out of 5

Julian A Christmas Story - Robert Charles Wilson

http://www.kith.org/RCW/Julian_Christmas.pdf

Conscripts in a fallen future like snakes more than Indy does.


3.5 out of 5

Dawn and Sunset and the Colours of the Earth - Michael F. Flynn

http://www.asimovs.com/_issue_0704/DawnSunset.shtml

Ferry removal machine.


3 out of 5

The Djinn's Wife - Ian McDonald

http://www.asimovs.com/_issue_0704/thedjinnswife.shtml

Computer cops crimp AI's carnal cavorting with calisthenic chick.


4 out of 5

All the Things You Are - Mike Resnick

http://www.webscription.net/chapters/1416521364/1416521364___6.htm

Man on a mission meets psionic perfection.


4 out of 5

Pol Pot's Beautiful Daughter - Geoff Ryman

http://www.orionbooks.co.uk/extras/GeoffRyman_PolPotsBeautifulDaughter.pdf

Surfeit of spirits.


3 out of 5

Impossible Dreams - Tim Pratt

http://www.asimovs.com/_issue_0704/Impossibledreams.shtml

Unmade otherworldly movie magic.


4 out of 5

Kin - Bruce McAllister

http://www.spacewesterns.com/articles/100/

A boy and a alien assassin come to an understanding.


5 out of 5

Saturday, June 02, 2007

The House Beyond Your Sky - Benjamin Rosenbaum

http://www.strangehorizons.com/2006/20060904/house-f.shtml

Making a universal mess of it.


2.5 out of 5

Eight Episodes - Robert Reed

http://www.asimovs.com/_issue_0704/8episodes.shtml

Tv invasion cancelled. Maybe.


4 out of 5

How To Talk To Girls At Parties - Neil Gaiman

http://www.neilgaiman.com/exclusive/shortstories/partiesstorytext

Ordinary party and alien chicks = run away.


3.5 out of 5

The Tamarisk Hunter - Paolo Bacigalupi

http://www.hcn.org/servlets/hcn.Article?article_id=16378

Vegiekilling water saviour.


4 out of 5