Thursday, August 30, 2007

Of Mist and Grass and Sand - Vonda N. McIntyre

http://www.vondanmcintyre.com/Fiction/McIntyre-MistGrassSand.html


Double serpent treatment.


4.5 out of 5

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Bulldozer - Laird Barron

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

Pinkerton man vs superhuman cancer cannibal.


3.5 out of 5

In the Shadow of Her Wings - Ashok Banker

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

Serial reincarnation nuke solution co-option.


4 out of 5

The Empress of Mars - Kage Baker

http://www.asimovs.com/_issue_0406/empressofmars.shtml

Pub float.


3 out of 5

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Still Life With Apocalypse - Richard Kadrey

http://www.tuginternet.com/jja/wastelands/?page_id=23

Author has done it himself :

"Apocalypse is the last gasp of bureaucracy."


4 out of 5

Waiting For the Zephyr - Tobias S. Buckell

http://www.alexwilson.com/telltale/audiobooks/tobias_s_buckell/waiting_for_the_zephyr.php

Late ship stress.


3.5 out of 5

Bread and Bombs - M. Rickert

http://www.tuginternet.com/jja/wastelands/?page_id=13

Bad snow and strange candy.


3 out of 5

The Mathematics of the Author

The Mathematics of the Author

There are over 1900 authors, editors and
team-ups in Not Free SF Reader and Free
SF Reader it seems.

Here is a quick author and editor breakdown.
I have only included those with 4 or more entries,
so a non-prolific teamup will not be included.
Hartwell and Cramer, for example, and also
Peter F. Hamilton due to not getting to
B through I much as yet, as a couple of examples
off the top of my head.



By Number of Entries

Ent AvgR Name

129 3.31 Smith, Clark Ashton
128 3.53 Howard, Robert E.
91 3.35 Bradbury, Ray
75 3.69 Moorcock, Michael
74 4.06 Doyle, Arthur Conan
70 3.63 Lovecraft, H. P.
65 4.12 Dowling, Terry
56 3.96 Egan, Greg
56 3.73 Martin, George R. R.
53 3.77 Leiber, Fritz
51 3.48 Asimov, Isaac
49 3.37 Anderson, Poul
48 3.58 Dedman, Stephen
47 3.71 Shepard, Lucius
43 3.62 Zelazny, Roger
38 3.42 Leigh, Stephen
36 3.75 Stross, Charles
34 3.81 McMullen, Sean
32 3.52 Di_Filippo, Paul
31 3.55 Kelly, James Patrick
30 3.35 Niven, Larry
30 3.50 Silverberg, Robert
29 3.50 Bear, Elizabeth
29 3.16 Ludlum, Robert
27 3.76 Gemmell, David
26 2.96 Anthony, Piers
25 3.18 Dann, Jack
25 3.60 Sussex, Lucy
25 3.72 Williams, Sean
24 3.67 Fleming, Ian
24 4.06 Smith, Cordwainer
23 3.22 Modesitt, L. E.
23 4.07 Reynolds, Alastair
22 3.11 De_Camp, L. Sprague
22 3.52 McDevitt, Jack
22 3.18 Vance, Jack
21 4.02 Brust, Steven
21 3.40 Robeson, Kenneth
21 3.48 Williams, Walter Jon
20 2.73 Rice, Anne
20 3.63 Snodgrass, Melinda M.
19 3.47 Benford, Gregory
19 3.21 Resnick, Mike
18 3.83 Kress, Nancy
18 3.47 Le_Guin, Ursula K.
18 3.42 Newman, Kim
18 3.42 Wolfe, Gene
17 3.29 Asprin, Robert Lynn
17 3.53 Battersby, Lee
17 3.35 Brown, Simon
17 3.50 Grant, Maxwell
17 3.29 Hamilton, Laurell K.
17 3.21 Holder, Nancy
17 3.21 Hood, Robert
17 3.09 Jordan, Robert
17 3.32 McHugh, Maureen F.
17 3.29 Moon, Elizabeth
17 3.18 Orczy, Emmuska
17 3.68 Reed, Robert
16 3.19 Hamilton, Edmond
16 3.56 King, Stephen
16 3.06 McCaffrey, Anne
16 3.47 Peek, Ben
16 3.56 Sterling, Bruce
15 3.63 Baxter, Stephen
15 3.47 Brin, David
15 3.53 Burroughs, Edgar Rice
15 3.27 Norton, Andre
15 3.40 Robinson, Kim Stanley
15 3.83 Simmons, Dan
15 2.77 Tolkien, J. R. R.
14 2.61 Heinlein, Robert A.
14 3.29 Maloney, Geoffrey
14 3.36 Nix, Garth
14 3.57 Pratchett, Terry
14 3.75 Rusch, Kristine Kathryn
14 3.25 Scott, Melissa
14 3.21 Stoker, Bram
13 3.42 Golden, Christopher
13 3.04 Lanagan, Margo
13 3.58 Le_Carre, John
13 3.08 Love, Rosaleen
13 3.12 Masterton, Graham
13 3.62 Simons, Walton
13 3.19 Smith, E. E. Doc
13 4.04 Swanwick, Michael
13 3.19 Yarbro, Chelsea Quinn
12 3.38 Bear, Greg
12 3.50 Broderick, Damien
12 3.71 Clarke, Arthur C.
12 3.79 Doctorow, Cory
12 3.63 Farmer, Philip Jose
12 3.63 Flinthart, Dirk
12 4.42 May, Julian
12 3.75 Pohl, Frederik
12 3.54 Tepper, Sheri S.
12 4.04 Tiptree_Jr, James
12 3.83 Turner, George
12 2.92 Van_Lustbader, Eric
12 3.42 Varley, John
12 3.38 Watts, Peter
12 3.58 Williams, Tad
11 3.73 Chandler, A. Bertram
11 3.36 Harrison, Harry
11 3.55 Roberson, Chris
11 3.36 Sparks, Cat
11 2.91 Tepperman, Emile C.
11 3.50 Wells, H. G.
10 2.80 Aldiss, Brian
10 3.25 Barnes, Arthur K.
10 3.70 Cadigan, Pat
10 3.20 De_Camp, L. Sprague and Lin Carter
10 4.25 Dozois, Gardner
10 3.45 Green, Simon R.
10 3.35 Kennett, Rick
10 2.15 Lewis, C. S.
10 3.60 Livings, Martin
10 4.30 Miller, John J.
10 3.35 Piper, H. Beam
10 3.45 Roberts, Tansy Rayner
10 3.55 Stableford, Brian
10 2.65 Sutcliff, Rosemary
10 3.50 Williams, Sean and Shane Dix
9 3.17 Adams, Stephen
9 3.06 Anonymous, Anonymous
9 3.28 Borneman, John
9 3.39 Cox, Greg
9 3.33 Cummings, Shane Jiraiya
9 3.33 Dickson, Gordon R.
9 4.11 Flint, Eric
9 3.67 Gibson, William
9 3.11 Herbert, Brian
9 3.44 Jamieson, Trent
9 3.72 MacLeod, Ken
9 3.22 Merritt, Abraham
9 3.50 Navarro, Yvonne
9 3.94 Shiner, Lewis
9 3.78 Sturgeon, Theodore
9 3.44 Wyndham, John
8 3.25 Anderson, Kevin J.
8 3.19 Biancotti, Deborah
8 3.25 Blackmore, Leigh
8 3.19 Browne, Adam
8 3.38 Effinger, George Alec
8 3.44 Flint, Eric and Dave Freer and Andrew Dennis
8 3.38 Haggard, H. Rider
8 3.31 Haldeman, Joe
8 3.75 Haynes, Simon
8 3.63 Isle, Sue
8 3.94 Jones, Gwyneth
8 3.13 Lee, Tanith
8 3.94 McAuley, Paul J.
8 3.38 McKenzie, Chuck
8 3.69 Sheckley, Robert
8 2.81 Sheehan, Perley Poore
8 3.00 Tambour, Anna
8 3.88 Van_Gelder, Gordon
8 3.56 Van_Vogt, A. E.
8 3.25 Vinge, Joan D.
8 2.94 Watson, Ian
8 2.56 Whitehouse, Arch
7 3.29 Adams, Douglas
7 3.29 Blish, James
7 3.50 Collins, Max Allan
7 3.79 Collins, Paul
7 3.43 Cook, Glen
7 3.43 Foster, Alan Dean
7 3.29 Gaiman, Neil
7 3.29 Greenberg, Martin H.
7 4.14 Herbert, Frank
7 3.21 Hogan, Robert J.
7 3.71 Kuttner, Henry
7 3.71 Landis, Geoffrey A.
7 3.14 MacLeod, Ian R.
7 3.93 McDonald, Ian
7 4.29 Milan, Victor
7 3.57 Scalzi, John
7 3.93 Scott, Martin
7 3.64 Sheffield, Charles
7 3.21 Simak, Clifford D.
7 3.00 Smith, David C. and Richard L. Tierney
7 3.64 Stapledon, Olaf
7 3.07 Tem, Steve Rasnic
7 3.57 Vinge, Vernor
7 3.14 Warren, Kaaron
7 2.71 Wilson, Robert Anton
6 3.33 Arnason, Eleanor
6 3.67 Asher, Neal
6 3.08 Banks, Iain M.
6 3.50 Barclay, James
6 3.00 Barker, Clive
6 3.50 Battersby, Lyn
6 3.50 Bester, Alfred
6 3.83 Blackford, Russell
6 2.67 Card, Orson Scott
6 3.58 Chadbourn, Mark
6 4.00 Chiang, Ted
6 3.17 Congreve, Bill
6 2.83 Drake, David
6 3.75 Dumas, Alexandre
6 3.75 Ellison, Harlan
6 3.58 Endacott, Sarah
6 3.08 Friesner, Esther M.
6 3.83 Haines, Paul
6 2.83 Jones, Diana Wynne
6 2.83 Kiernan, Caitlin R.
6 3.58 Kipling, Rudyard
6 3.67 Lansdale, Joe R.
6 3.25 Lawhead, Stephen R.
6 3.17 Luckett, Dave
6 3.17 Lumley, Brian
6 2.67 Mitchell, Elynne
6 3.75 Murray, Will
6 3.17 Nolan, William F.
6 3.92 O'Donnell, Peter
6 3.25 Pendleton, Don
6 3.50 Roberts, Adam
6 2.75 Rucker, Rudy
6 3.42 Savage, Les
6 3.67 Schroeder, Karl
6 3.33 Shirley, John
6 3.00 Tilley, Patrick
6 2.83 Verne, Jules
6 3.83 Waldrop, Howard
6 3.50 Wilder, Cherry
6 3.33 Wilhelm, Kate
6 4.08 Williams, Sheila
6 3.17 Zahn, Timothy
5 2.90 Adams, Richard
5 3.30 Alexander, Lloyd
5 3.70 Baen, James
5 3.10 Barnes, John
5 2.90 Betancourt, John Gregory
5 3.10 Boothby, Guy
5 3.60 Bova, Ben
5 3.10 Brooks, Terry
5 3.30 Brunner, John
5 3.80 Buckell, Tobias S.
5 3.60 Campbell, John W.
5 3.30 Campbell, Ramsey
5 3.80 Cassutt, Michael
5 3.60 Clough, B. W.
5 4.30 Cooper, Susan
5 3.10 Crowther, Peter
5 3.40 Darlton, Clark
5 3.70 DeCandido, Keith R. A.
5 3.00 Drummond, John Peter
5 4.40 Frahm, Leanne
5 3.10 Frederick, Carl
5 3.20 Gardner, Craig Shaw
5 3.70 Garrett, Randall
5 3.00 Goulart, Ron
5 3.20 Haber, Karen
5 3.30 Hand, Elizabeth
5 3.60 Harper, Leanne C.
5 3.30 Harvey, Edwina
5 3.30 Jansson, Tove
5 3.50 Kessel, John
5 3.80 Knight, Damon
5 3.60 Kornbluth, C. M.
5 3.40 Lake, Jay
5 3.80 MacLean, Alistair
5 4.10 Maggin, Elliot S.
5 3.40 Mahr, Kurt
5 3.10 Martens, Paul E.
5 3.60 McArthur, Maxine
5 2.80 McIntyre, Vonda N.
5 3.10 Meaney, John
5 3.80 Mieville, China
5 4.40 Morgan, Richard
5 3.80 Nichols, Ian
5 3.20 Odom, Mel
5 3.30 Reilly, Matthew
5 3.80 Rucka, Greg
5 3.40 Saberhagen, Fred
5 3.20 Spinrad, Norman
5 3.50 Steele, Curtis
5 3.10 Stockbridge, Grant
5 3.60 Warrington, Freda
5 2.90 Weber, David
5 3.30 Wellman, Manly Wade
5 4.00 Westerfeld, Scott
5 3.10 Williams, Tess
5 3.00 Willis, Connie
5 3.70 Wilson, F. Paul
5 3.90 Wilson, Robert Charles
4 3.38 Anvil, Christopher
4 2.88 Armstrong, Kelley
4 3.25 Baker, Kage
4 3.25 Barrow, Stuart
4 3.50 Bishop, David
4 3.50 Bloch, Robert
4 2.63 Boyll, Randall
4 1.88 Bradley, Marion Zimmer
4 2.63 Brite, Poppy Z.
4 3.63 Brown, Fredric
4 4.13 Bryant, Edward
4 3.75 Budrys, Algis
4 3.50 Bursztynski, Sue
4 3.00 Canavan, Trudi
4 3.25 Charteris, Leslie
4 3.88 Clement, Hal
4 4.00 Collins, Nancy A.
4 3.63 Cowdrey, Albert E.
4 4.00 Dahl, Roald
4 3.13 David, Peter
4 3.38 Davidson, Rjurik
4 4.00 Dick, Philip K.
4 3.13 Duane, Diane
4 3.13 Flynn, Michael F.
4 3.50 Ford, John M.
4 2.50 Friedman, M. J.
4 2.88 Goodrich, Clifford
4 3.38 Goossens, Darren
4 2.75 Greenland, Colin
4 2.00 Harding, Traci
4 2.63 Harrison, Kim
4 3.13 House, Brant
4 3.38 Irvine, Alex
4 3.13 Jeter, K. W.
4 3.13 Joyce, Graham
4 3.50 Lackey, Mercedes
4 3.75 Lafferty, R. A.
4 4.13 Lake, David J.
4 3.75 Langford, David
4 4.00 Lawson, Chris
4 3.13 Lebbon, Tim
4 2.88 Lee, Stan
4 3.00 Lerner, Edward M.
4 4.13 Levinson, Paul
4 3.13 Lingen, Marissa
4 3.63 Malzberg, Barry N.
4 3.38 McCulley, Johnston
4 3.38 Murphy, Pat
4 3.75 Oltion, Jerry
4 3.50 Paulsen, Steven
4 3.13 Payne, Ben
4 3.75 Pierres, Marianne de
4 3.63 Poe, Edgar Allan
4 3.50 Pryor, Michael
4 2.13 Rawn, Melanie
4 3.25 Robinson, Spider
4 3.13 Robson, Barbara
4 3.50 Rohmer, Sax
4 3.63 Sawyer, Robert J.
4 3.50 Scheer, K. H.
4 4.00 Schmidt, Stanley
4 3.38 Schmitz, James H.
4 3.50 Schow, David J.
4 3.75 Shetterly, Will
4 3.50 Smith, Martin Cruz
4 3.13 Smith, Michael Marshall
4 3.88 Steele, Allen
4 3.88 Stephenson, Neal
4 3.63 Stewart, Alex
4 3.63 Stewart, Mary
4 3.00 Straub, Peter
4 3.38 Tinsley, Theodore
4 2.88 Wallace, Robert
4 3.38 Wellen, Edward
4 3.13 Wells, Martha
4 3.50 Whiteley, Monissa
4 3.13 Williamson, Jack
4 2.38 Winters, Logan
4 3.75 Wodhams, Jack
4 3.50 Wright, John C.



By Rating

Ent AvgR Name

4.42 12 May, Julian
4.40 05 Frahm, Leanne
4.40 05 Morgan, Richard
4.30 10 Miller, John J.
4.30 05 Cooper, Susan
4.29 07 Milan, Victor
4.25 10 Dozois, Gardner
4.14 07 Herbert, Frank
4.13 04 Bryant, Edward
4.13 04 Lake, David J.
4.13 04 Levinson, Paul
4.12 65 Dowling, Terry
4.11 09 Flint, Eric
4.10 05 Maggin, Elliot S.
4.08 06 Williams, Sheila
4.07 23 Reynolds, Alastair
4.06 24 Smith, Cordwainer
4.06 74 Doyle, Arthur Conan
4.04 12 Tiptree_Jr, James
4.04 13 Swanwick, Michael
4.02 21 Brust, Steven
4.00 06 Chiang, Ted
4.00 05 Westerfeld, Scott
4.00 04 Collins, Nancy A.
4.00 04 Dahl, Roald
4.00 04 Dick, Philip K.
4.00 04 Lawson, Chris
4.00 04 Schmidt, Stanley
3.96 56 Egan, Greg
3.94 09 Shiner, Lewis
3.94 08 Jones, Gwyneth
3.94 08 McAuley, Paul J.
3.93 07 McDonald, Ian
3.93 07 Scott, Martin
3.92 06 O'Donnell, Peter
3.90 05 Wilson, Robert Charles
3.88 08 Van_Gelder, Gordon
3.88 04 Clement, Hal
3.88 04 Steele, Allen
3.88 04 Stephenson, Neal
3.83 18 Kress, Nancy
3.83 15 Simmons, Dan
3.83 12 Turner, George
3.83 06 Blackford, Russell
3.83 06 Haines, Paul
3.83 06 Waldrop, Howard
3.81 34 McMullen, Sean
3.80 05 Buckell, Tobias S.
3.80 05 Cassutt, Michael
3.80 05 Knight, Damon
3.80 05 MacLean, Alistair
3.80 05 Mieville, China
3.80 05 Nichols, Ian
3.80 05 Rucka, Greg
3.79 12 Doctorow, Cory
3.79 07 Collins, Paul
3.78 09 Sturgeon, Theodore
3.77 53 Leiber, Fritz
3.76 27 Gemmell, David
3.75 36 Stross, Charles
3.75 14 Rusch, Kristine Kathryn
3.75 12 Pohl, Frederik
3.75 08 Haynes, Simon
3.75 06 Dumas, Alexandre
3.75 06 Ellison, Harlan
3.75 06 Murray, Will
3.75 04 Budrys, Algis
3.75 04 Lafferty, R. A.
3.75 04 Langford, David
3.75 04 Oltion, Jerry
3.75 04 Pierres, Marianne de
3.75 04 Shetterly, Will
3.75 04 Wodhams, Jack
3.73 56 Martin, George R. R.
3.73 11 Chandler, A. Bertram
3.72 09 MacLeod, Ken
3.72 25 Williams, Sean
3.71 07 Kuttner, Henry
3.71 07 Landis, Geoffrey A.
3.71 47 Shepard, Lucius
3.71 12 Clarke, Arthur C.
3.70 10 Cadigan, Pat
3.70 05 Baen, James
3.70 05 DeCandido, Keith R. A.
3.70 05 Garrett, Randall
3.70 05 Wilson, F. Paul
3.69 08 Sheckley, Robert
3.69 75 Moorcock, Michael
3.68 17 Reed, Robert
3.67 24 Fleming, Ian
3.67 09 Gibson, William
3.67 06 Asher, Neal
3.67 06 Lansdale, Joe R.
3.67 06 Schroeder, Karl
3.64 07 Sheffield, Charles
3.64 07 Stapledon, Olaf
3.63 15 Baxter, Stephen
3.63 70 Lovecraft, H. P.
3.63 20 Snodgrass, Melinda M.
3.63 12 Farmer, Philip Jose
3.63 12 Flinthart, Dirk
3.63 08 Isle, Sue
3.63 04 Brown, Fredric
3.63 04 Cowdrey, Albert E.
3.63 04 Malzberg, Barry N.
3.63 04 Poe, Edgar Allan
3.63 04 Sawyer, Robert J.
3.63 04 Stewart, Alex
3.63 04 Stewart, Mary
3.62 43 Zelazny, Roger
3.62 13 Simons, Walton
3.60 25 Sussex, Lucy
3.60 10 Livings, Martin
3.60 05 Bova, Ben
3.60 05 Campbell, John W.
3.60 05 Clough, B. W.
3.60 05 Harper, Leanne C.
3.60 05 Kornbluth, C. M.
3.60 05 McArthur, Maxine
3.60 05 Warrington, Freda
3.58 48 Dedman, Stephen
3.58 12 Williams, Tad
3.58 06 Chadbourn, Mark
3.58 06 Endacott, Sarah
3.58 06 Kipling, Rudyard
3.58 13 Le_Carre, John
3.57 14 Pratchett, Terry
3.57 07 Scalzi, John
3.57 07 Vinge, Vernor
3.56 16 King, Stephen
3.56 16 Sterling, Bruce
3.56 08 Van_Vogt, A. E.
3.55 10 Stableford, Brian
3.55 31 Kelly, James Patrick
3.55 11 Roberson, Chris
3.54 12 Tepper, Sheri S.
3.53 15 Burroughs, Edgar Rice
3.53 128 Howard, Robert E.
3.53 17 Battersby, Lee
3.52 22 McDevitt, Jack
3.52 32 Di_Filippo, Paul
3.50 30 Silverberg, Robert
3.50 29 Bear, Elizabeth
3.50 17 Grant, Maxwell
3.50 12 Broderick, Damien
3.50 11 Wells, H. G.
3.50 10 Williams, Sean and Shane Dix
3.50 09 Navarro, Yvonne
3.50 07 Collins, Max Allan
3.50 06 Barclay, James
3.50 06 Battersby, Lyn
3.50 06 Bester, Alfred
3.50 06 Roberts, Adam
3.50 06 Wilder, Cherry
3.50 05 Kessel, John
3.50 05 Steele, Curtis
3.50 04 Bishop, David
3.50 04 Bloch, Robert
3.50 04 Bursztynski, Sue
3.50 04 Ford, John M.
3.50 04 Lackey, Mercedes
3.50 04 Paulsen, Steven
3.50 04 Pryor, Michael
3.50 04 Rohmer, Sax
3.50 04 Scheer, K. H.
3.50 04 Schow, David J.
3.50 04 Smith, Martin Cruz
3.50 04 Whiteley, Monissa
3.50 04 Wright, John C.
3.48 51 Asimov, Isaac
3.48 21 Williams, Walter Jon
3.47 19 Benford, Gregory
3.47 18 Le_Guin, Ursula K.
3.47 16 Peek, Ben
3.47 15 Brin, David
3.45 10 Green, Simon R.
3.45 10 Roberts, Tansy Rayner
3.44 09 Jamieson, Trent
3.44 09 Wyndham, John
3.44 08 Flint, Eric and Dave Freer and Andrew Dennis
3.43 07 Cook, Glen
3.43 07 Foster, Alan Dean
3.42 13 Golden, Christopher
3.42 38 Leigh, Stephen
3.42 18 Newman, Kim
3.42 18 Wolfe, Gene
3.42 12 Varley, John
3.42 06 Savage, Les
3.40 21 Robeson, Kenneth
3.40 15 Robinson, Kim Stanley
3.40 05 Darlton, Clark
3.40 05 Lake, Jay
3.40 05 Mahr, Kurt
3.40 05 Saberhagen, Fred
3.39 09 Cox, Greg
3.38 12 Bear, Greg
3.38 12 Watts, Peter
3.38 08 Effinger, George Alec
3.38 08 Haggard, H. Rider
3.38 08 McKenzie, Chuck
3.38 04 Anvil, Christopher
3.38 04 Davidson, Rjurik
3.38 04 Goossens, Darren
3.38 04 Irvine, Alex
3.38 04 McCulley, Johnston
3.38 04 Murphy, Pat
3.38 04 Schmitz, James H.
3.38 04 Tinsley, Theodore
3.38 04 Wellen, Edward
3.37 49 Anderson, Poul
3.36 11 Harrison, Harry
3.36 11 Sparks, Cat
3.36 14 Nix, Garth
3.35 17 Brown, Simon
3.35 91 Bradbury, Ray
3.35 30 Niven, Larry
3.35 10 Kennett, Rick
3.35 10 Piper, H. Beam
3.33 09 Cummings, Shane Jiraiya
3.33 09 Dickson, Gordon R.
3.33 06 Arnason, Eleanor
3.33 06 Shirley, John
3.33 06 Wilhelm, Kate
3.32 17 McHugh, Maureen F.
3.31 08 Haldeman, Joe
3.31 129 Smith, Clark Ashton
3.30 05 Alexander, Lloyd
3.30 05 Brunner, John
3.30 05 Campbell, Ramsey
3.30 05 Hand, Elizabeth
3.30 05 Harvey, Edwina
3.30 05 Jansson, Tove
3.30 05 Reilly, Matthew
3.30 05 Wellman, Manly Wade
3.29 17 Asprin, Robert Lynn
3.29 17 Hamilton, Laurell K.
3.29 17 Moon, Elizabeth
3.29 14 Maloney, Geoffrey
3.29 07 Adams, Douglas
3.29 07 Blish, James
3.29 07 Gaiman, Neil
3.29 07 Greenberg, Martin H.
3.28 09 Borneman, John
3.27 15 Norton, Andre
3.25 14 Scott, Melissa
3.25 10 Barnes, Arthur K.
3.25 08 Anderson, Kevin J.
3.25 08 Blackmore, Leigh
3.25 08 Vinge, Joan D.
3.25 06 Lawhead, Stephen R.
3.25 06 Pendleton, Don
3.25 04 Baker, Kage
3.25 04 Barrow, Stuart
3.25 04 Charteris, Leslie
3.25 04 Robinson, Spider
3.22 09 Merritt, Abraham
3.22 23 Modesitt, L. E.
3.21 14 Stoker, Bram
3.21 07 Hogan, Robert J.
3.21 07 Simak, Clifford D.
3.21 19 Resnick, Mike
3.21 17 Holder, Nancy
3.21 17 Hood, Robert
3.20 10 De_Camp, L. Sprague and Lin Carter
3.20 05 Gardner, Craig Shaw
3.20 05 Haber, Karen
3.20 05 Odom, Mel
3.20 05 Spinrad, Norman
3.19 13 Smith, E. E. Doc
3.19 13 Yarbro, Chelsea Quinn
3.19 16 Hamilton, Edmond
3.19 08 Biancotti, Deborah
3.19 08 Browne, Adam
3.18 22 Vance, Jack
3.18 25 Dann, Jack
3.18 17 Orczy, Emmuska
3.17 09 Adams, Stephen
3.17 06 Congreve, Bill
3.17 06 Luckett, Dave
3.17 06 Lumley, Brian
3.17 06 Nolan, William F.
3.17 06 Zahn, Timothy
3.16 29 Ludlum, Robert
3.14 07 MacLeod, Ian R.
3.14 07 Warren, Kaaron
3.13 08 Lee, Tanith
3.13 04 David, Peter
3.13 04 Duane, Diane
3.13 04 Flynn, Michael F.
3.13 04 House, Brant
3.13 04 Jeter, K. W.
3.13 04 Joyce, Graham
3.13 04 Lebbon, Tim
3.13 04 Lingen, Marissa
3.13 04 Payne, Ben
3.13 04 Robson, Barbara
3.13 04 Smith, Michael Marshall
3.13 04 Wells, Martha
3.13 04 Williamson, Jack
3.12 13 Masterton, Graham
3.11 22 De_Camp, L. Sprague
3.11 09 Herbert, Brian
3.10 05 Barnes, John
3.10 05 Boothby, Guy
3.10 05 Brooks, Terry
3.10 05 Crowther, Peter
3.10 05 Frederick, Carl
3.10 05 Martens, Paul E.
3.10 05 Meaney, John
3.10 05 Stockbridge, Grant
3.10 05 Williams, Tess
3.09 17 Jordan, Robert
3.08 06 Banks, Iain M.
3.08 06 Friesner, Esther M.
3.08 13 Love, Rosaleen
3.07 07 Tem, Steve Rasnic
3.06 16 McCaffrey, Anne
3.06 09 Anonymous, Anonymous
3.04 13 Lanagan, Margo
3.00 08 Tambour, Anna
3.00 07 Smith, David C. and Richard L. Tierney
3.00 06 Barker, Clive
3.00 06 Tilley, Patrick
3.00 05 Drummond, John Peter
3.00 05 Goulart, Ron
3.00 05 Willis, Connie
3.00 04 Canavan, Trudi
3.00 04 Lerner, Edward M.
3.00 04 Straub, Peter
2.96 26 Anthony, Piers
2.94 08 Watson, Ian
2.92 12 Van_Lustbader, Eric
2.91 11 Tepperman, Emile C.
2.90 05 Adams, Richard
2.90 05 Betancourt, John Gregory
2.90 05 Weber, David
2.88 04 Armstrong, Kelley
2.88 04 Goodrich, Clifford
2.88 04 Lee, Stan
2.88 04 Wallace, Robert
2.83 06 Drake, David
2.83 06 Jones, Diana Wynne
2.83 06 Kiernan, Caitlin R.
2.83 06 Verne, Jules
2.81 08 Sheehan, Perley Poore
2.80 10 Aldiss, Brian
2.80 05 McIntyre, Vonda N.
2.77 15 Tolkien, J. R. R.
2.75 06 Rucker, Rudy
2.75 04 Greenland, Colin
2.73 20 Rice, Anne
2.71 07 Wilson, Robert Anton
2.67 06 Card, Orson Scott
2.67 06 Mitchell, Elynne
2.65 10 Sutcliff, Rosemary
2.63 04 Boyll, Randall
2.63 04 Brite, Poppy Z.
2.63 04 Harrison, Kim
2.61 14 Heinlein, Robert A.
2.56 08 Whitehouse, Arch
2.50 04 Friedman, M. J.
2.38 04 Winters, Logan
2.15 10 Lewis, C. S.
2.13 04 Rawn, Melanie
2.00 04 Harding, Traci
1.88 04 Bradley, Marion Zimmer

Monday, August 27, 2007

Beyond 1000





Beyond 5000

I usually update the lists once a week,
and this week I find Not Free SF Reader
has gone over 5000 fiction posts, so
thought that a fair time to look at a
breakdown. I have seen at various times
that the Blogger counts are not always
correct, either, btw. However, they
will certainly be close enough for this
part of the exercise.

Free SF Reader passed 1000 a while back,
too.

So, for a Not Free SF Reader breakdown,
this is how the distribution goes:

0.5 0%
1.0 1%
1.5 1%
2.0 3%
2.5 8%
3.0 29%
3.5 29%
4.0 22%
4.5 5%
5.0 3%

This has an overall average of 3.39.
I had a look a while back, and short
stories individually rate more highly
than novels to the tune of around 0.15
a piece, so the more of those that get
posted, the slightly higher this number
will creep, for novels only, it would
be around 3.30.

Free SF Reader looks like this :

0.5 0%
1.0 0%
1.5 1%
2.0 2%
2.5 9%
3.0 27%
3.5 33%
4.0 21%
4.5 4%
5.0 3%

for an average of 3.43.

Combining the two gives :

0.5 0%
1.0 0%
1.5 1%
2.0 3%
2.5 8%
3.0 29%
3.5 30%
4.0 22%
4.5 5%
5.0 3%

and an average a lot closer to
Not Free SF Reader of course.


To look at what I am biased towards liking
numerically, if anyone is interested, then
for Not Free SF Reader it looks like this,
in average :

3.31 scary
3.49 science
3.13 sleuth
3.28 sorcery
2.91 speculative
3.26 spy
4.07 study
3.39 superhero
3.16 supernatural
3.18 swords

For Free SF Reader :

3.31 scary
3.59 science
3.13 sleuth
3.42 sorcery
2.99 speculative
3.00 spy

3.55 superhero
3.27 supernatural
3.02 swords

and overall :

3.31 scary
3.51 science
3.13 sleuth
3.29 sorcery
2.93 speculative
3.26 spy
4.07 study
3.42 superhero
3.19 supernatural
3.12 swords

As an additional exercise, and an approximate
try at fitting the conglomerate of the
superhero base category into the other, more
familiar to most sections I have broken it down
to be roughly like this
(see Super Reader in links if anyone
is interested) :

sci 3.00 adventure
sci 3.36 dc universe
sci 3.33 judge dredd 2000ad
sci 3.14 jungle lords
sci 2.19 kids
sci 3.13 marvel universe
sci 3.55 original heroes
sci 3.12 pulp heroes
sci 3.34 pulp heroines
sci 3.27 pulp villains
sci 3.54 sf
sci 3.11 space heroes
sci 3.88 wold newton
sle 3.03 lone riders
sle 3.70 old adventurers
sor 3.56 eternal champion
sor 3.45 spoof
sor 3.52 sword and sorcery
spe 3.44 related
spy 3.53 spy heroes
sup 3.24 buffy universe
sup 2.90 flying aces
sup 3.36 ghost busters
sup 3.59 modern legends
sup 3.26 other tie-in heroes
sup 2.92 romance

and this gives

3.31 scary
3.47 science
3.51 sleuth
3.40 sorcery
2.96 speculative
3.34 spy
4.07 study

3.21 supernatural
3.12 swords

as compared to

3.31 scary
3.51 science
3.13 sleuth
3.29 sorcery
2.93 speculative
3.26 spy
4.07 study
3.42 superhero
3.19 supernatural
3.12 swords

To come:

Around 1000-1200 or something novels I have
not commented on.

On the story front:

A whole bunch of Year's Bests I have not done.
A lot of older Australian anthologies and some
magazines. A bunch of Analog/Asimov/FSF and
a few stray other Northern Hemisphere type mags.
Various other anthologies I have.

As far as Free SF Reader is concerned, there is
still a whole lot at freesfonline.de and other
places like Project Gutenberg and Project
Gutenberg Australia.

Hopefully more mags and books will start doing
electronic versions.












Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Perfume Eater - R. J. Astruc

http://www.strangehorizons.com/2007/20070716/perfume-f.shtml

You D'Jinn't ought to mess with us mister, we're packing aerosol.


4 out of 5

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Remembering Sara - Mari Ness

http://coyotewildmag.com/summer2007/remembering_ness.html

Wife memory problems.


4 out of 5

Night of the Fireflies - Dale Bailey

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

Indexing hubris.


3 out of 5

In Green's Dominion - Dale Bailey

http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/originals/originals_archive/bailey/bailey4.html

Vegie name blokes and vegetation.


3.5 out of 5

The Potter of Bones - Eleanor Arnason

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

Plays with colored people.


3 out of 5

Knapsack Poems - Eleanor Arnason

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

Single bodied monster.


3 out of 5

The Small Black Box of Morality - Eleanor Arnason

http://www.tc.umn.edu/~d-lena/SmallBlackBox.html

Eat the ethics.


3.5 out of 5

Riddle Me This - Christopher Anvil

http://www.webscription.net/chapters/0743498925/0743498925___2.htm

Sneakship crabmen conflict.


3 out of 5

The Claw and the Clock - Christopher Anvil

http://www.webscription.net/chapters/0743498925/0743498925___1.htm

Lobster war correspondence.


3.5 out of 5

Time Patrol - Poul Anderson

http://www.webscription.net/chapters/1416509356/1416509356_toc.htm

Recruiting of a time agent.


4 out of 5

Leviathan Wept - Daniel Abraham

http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/originals/originals_archive/abraham2/

Organisational network conflict is complex.


4 out of 5

Love In Vain - Lewis Shiner

http://www.lewisshiner.com/liberation/vain.html

Supernatural serial killers and the high school horn.


4 out of 5

Mark Elf - Cordwainer Smith

http://www.webscription.net/chapters/1416521461/1416521461___3.htm

Manhunter not too helpful for old timer.


3.5 out of 5

The Queen of the Afternoon - Cordwainer Smith

http://www.webscription.net/chapters/1416521461/1416521461___4.htm

Suspended animation Underpeople awakening gives girl an Instrumentality role.


3.5 out of 5

When the People Fell - Cordwainer Smith

http://www.webscription.net/chapters/1416521461/1416521461___7.htm

Chinese Venusian megadrop.


3 out of 5

War No 81-Q - Cordwainer Smith

http://www.webscription.net/chapters/1416521461/1416521461___2.htm

Licence to kill, robots, anyway.


4 out of 5

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Scanners Live In Vain - Cordwainer Smith

http://www.webscription.net/chapters/1416521461/1416521461___5.htm

Monopoly is bad, and worth doing something about.


5 out of 5

The Lady Who Sailed the Soul - Cordwainer Smith

http://www.webscription.net/chapters/1416521461/1416521461___6.htm

Solo starnaut sheila's suitor.


4 out of 5

No No Not Rogov! - Cordwainer Smith

http://www.webscription.net/chapters/1416521461/1416521461___1.htm

Soviet science couple's brain needle journey.


4 out of 5

The Man Who Evolved - Edmond Hamilton

http://thenostalgialeague.com/olmag/hamilton-mwe.html

Big Head Pollard is a monster. Well, briefly, anyway.


3.5 out of 5

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Proof Of the Existence of God - James Patrick Kelly

http://www.archive.org/download/Free_Reads_19_Proof_Of_The_Existence_Of_God_02/godproof.mp3

Multiversal self-belief can be shocking.


3.5 out of 5

Unique Visitors - James Patrick Kelly

http://www.archive.org/download/Free_Reads_13_Unique_Visitors/Unique_visitors.mp3

Upload immortality, longtime.


3.5 out of 5

Friday, August 17, 2007

Community - Karl Schroeder

http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/004715.html#more

Library simulation fabricated.


3.5 out of 5

Slaughtergirl - D. F. Lewis

http://weirdmonger.mindsay.com/slaughtergirl.mws

Chrono tours should preferably have peaceful guides of your own species.


Or, signing up to be led like messiahs to the cross by an alien shapeshifting nymphette analogue isn't the world's best idea, unless you are seriously masochistic. Said being isn't even particularly good at this, so the whole thing is somewhat amusing.


3.5 out of 5

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Sick Doll - Jeff Mariotte

http://www.jeffmariotte.com/doll.htm

Sudden severe supernatural short thing symptom onset.


3.5 out of 5

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Grieve For A Man - Tom Purdom

http://www.philart.net/tompurdom/grieve.htm

Robot replacement, Ole!


4 out of 5

The Builder Dragons of Planet Ishgilia - D. F. Lewis

http://weirdmonger.blogspot.com/2005/04/builder-dragons-of-planet-ishgilia.html#links

Birthday bash monumentally doomed.


There seems to be more than a few shades of Clark Ashton Smith running around this planet. Effulgence is not one of the usual words that you associate with dragons type stories I think.

Sort of sad but not, as they party on regardless of the massive age of their planet and the star that is really pretty necessary to staying alive.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Lion's Breath - Miranda Siemienowicz

http://www.islandmag.com/108/fiction.html

Meat lover's special.


4 out of 5

Monday, August 13, 2007

The Women Men Don't See - James Tiptree Jr

http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/classics/classics_archive/tiptree2/tiptree21.html

Crash alien intro.


4 out of 5

The Screwfly Solution - James Tiptree Jr

Sex and violence.


4 out of 5

http://web.archive.org/web/20021022174200/http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/classics/classics_archive/sheldon/sheldon1.html

Division By Zero - Ted Chiang

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

Axiomatic. Not.


4 out of 5

What's Expected Of Us - Ted Chiang

http://www.concatenation.org/futures/whatsexpected.pdf

Simon already Says.


4 out of 5

Painwise - James Tiptree Jr

http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/classics/classics_archive/tiptree4/

Nociception not for pod people.


3.5 out of 5

The Cure For Everything - Severna Park

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

Pharmaceutical breakthroughs rely heavily on the individual.


4 out of 5

Barry Westphal Crashes the Singularity - James Patrick Kelly

http://www.infinitematrix.net/stories/shortshorts/riohondo/kelly-rh9.html

Medbot manages horizontal mambo memories past.


4 out of 5

First To the Moon - Stephen Baxter

http://homepage.mac.com/sjbradshaw/baxterium/firstmoon.html

Lunar program personality pressure problems.


4 out of 5

The Fubar Suit - Stephen Baxter

http://homepage.mac.com/sjbradshaw/baxterium/fubar.html

Trojan on the cheap, with a lot of little help.


3.5 out of 5

Prospero One - Stephen Baxter

http://homepage.mac.com/sjbradshaw/baxterium/prospero.html

Woomera launch. Bugger.


3.5 out of 5

Pilot - Stephen Baxter

http://www.stephen-baxter.com/stories.html#pilot

Lunar escape, virtually, anyway.


4 out of 5

The Ghost Pit - Stephen Baxter

http://homepage.mac.com/sjbradshaw/baxterium/ghostpit.html

Hunting party disagreement drop deal.


3.5 out of 5

The Gravity Mine - Stephen Baxter

http://homepage.mac.com/sjbradshaw/baxterium/gravmine.html

Energy crisis birthing.


3.5 out of 5

Sheena 5 - Stephen Baxter

http://www.vondanmcintyre.com/squids/Baxter-Sheena5.html

Space squid species survival supply scenario spawning unexpected.



4.5 out of 5

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Luck - James Patrick Kelly

http://www.jimkelly.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=87&Itemid=46

Hunting a mammoth task.


4 out of 5

Itsy Bitsy Spider - James Patrick Kelly

http://www.jimkelly.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=85&Itemid=46

Girlbot minder actor's filial substitute.


3.5 out of 5

Why School Buses Are Yellow - James Patrick Kelly

http://www.infinitematrix.net/stories/shortshorts/kelly-yellow.html

All night school and no play makes everybody a dull boy.


3.5 out of 5

The Pyramid of Amirah - James Patrick Kelly

http://www.jimkelly.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=83&Itemid=46

Structural belief is slow.


3 out of 5

Men Are Trouble - James Patrick Kelly

http://www.jimkelly.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=114&Itemid=41

Dame overload detection devilish.


4 out of 5

Friday, August 10, 2007

The Danger of Warmth - A. G. Slatter

http://www.crimsonhighway.com/fiction/0507/dangerofwarmth.html

Frigid woman fun a bit iffy.


3 out of 5

The Devil You Know - Heidi Wessman Kneale

http://www.abyssandapex.com/200704-devilyouknow.html

Devil decay delay.


3.5 out of 5

Level Two Time Trial - Kris Ashton

http://atomjackmagazine.com/6/leveltwo.html

God game.


3 out of 5

Taken He Cannot Be - Will Shetterly

http://shetterly.blogspot.com/2004/09/taken-he-cannot-be.html

Doc and Wyatt are gunning for Ringo. A slight interruption due to one white horned equine.


4.5 out of 5

The Veteran - Neal Asher

http://escapepod.org/podpress_trac/web/235/0/EP118_TheVeteran.mp3

Avoid violent men. Particularly dying gangsters and supercharged cyborg soldiers.


3.5 out of 5

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

The Prince of Mars Returns - Philip Francis Nowlan

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0608181.txt

John Carter light.


The odd difference, in that a participant in the space program doesn't expect to end up on Mars. Finding himself a beautiful noble girl, and having the odd war to fight, likewise.

Coming from the heavier gravity world gives him an advantage in punching out the local ruling, reprobates.

Some nifty desert dog transport on display, as well.


2.5 out of 5

Necahual - Tobias S. Buckell

http://manybooks.net/titles/buckelltother05necahual.html

Anti aztec air assault.


4 out of 5

Four Eyes - Tobias S. Buckell

http://manybooks.net/titles/buckelltother05foureyes.html#

Run down spirits.


3.5 out of 5

Aerophilia - Tobias S. Buckell

http://manybooks.net/titles/buckelltother07aerophilia.html

Airship pilot has personality.


3.5 out of 5

Toy Planes - Tobias S. Buckell

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v437/n7061/full/4371064a.html

I dread to blow off my head.


4 out of 5

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Companion To Owls - Chris Roberson

http://www.bestsf.net/presents/CompaniontoOwls.html

Roof revenant saviour shows necromancers can't fly.

A tweener. 3.75.


4 out of 5

Monday, August 06, 2007

EJ-ES - Nancy Kress

http://escapepod.org/2007/07/26/ep116-ej-es/

Medical remains.


4 out of 5

You by Anonymous - Stephen Leigh

http://www.farrellworlds.com/you.mp3

Elephant self-involvement.


3.5 out of 5

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Frankenstein's Daughter - Maureen F. McHugh

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

Slow clone.


3 out of 5

Eight-Legged Story - Maureen F. McHugh

http://www.lcrw.net/trampoline/stories/mchugheight.htm

Step problems.


2.5 out of 5

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Navy Seal - Mercedes Lackey

http://www.secretworldchronicle.com/audio/SecretWorldChronicle_WWII_4_NavySeal1.mp3

Diving danger.


3 out of 5

Il Macabro - Steve Libbey

http://www.secretworldchronicle.com/audio/SecretWorldChronicle_WWII_3_IlMacabro1.mp3

Sicilian soldier slaughter can be really heartrending.


3.5 out of 5

White Bird - Mercedes Lackey

http://www.secretworldchronicle.com/audio/SecretWorldChronicle_WWII_2_WhiteBird1.mp3

French flying chick is a bit too mechanical.


3.5 out of 5

Sgian Dugh - Mercedes Lackey

http://www.secretworldchronicle.com/audio/SecretWorldChronicle_WWII_1_Sgian_Dugh1.mp3

Scottish doodle dandy Eisenfaust rescue.


4 out of 5

Raft - Stephen Baxter

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

Prank's worst punishment is having to do really weighty work.


4 out of 5