Monday, December 31, 2007

Jirel of Joiry The Mother of Us All - Ryan Harvey

http://www.blackgate.com/articles/jirel_of_joiry.htm

An article that takes a really detailed look at the sword and sorcery heroine and her tales.


4.5 out of 5

David Gemmell an Appreciation - Wayne MacLaurin and Steve Tompkins

http://www.blackgate.com/articles/gemmelllegacy.htm

A great article about the now sadly departed brilliant author's work.

There aren't too many books given how many I'd like to read that if I happen to pick them up off the shelf like the Drenai tales by chance that become odds on favorites to get read again.


5 out of 5

The Demarcation of Sword and Sorcery - Joseph A. McCullough

http://www.blackgate.com/articles/S&S.htm

Wherein the author takes a look at why sword and sorcery is different to other types of heroic fantasy.


4.5 out of 5

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Bright Red Star - Bud Sparhawk

http://escapepod.org/?p=258

Conflict kill choices.


3.5 out of 5

Returning My Sister's Face - Eugie Foster

http://pseudopod.org/2006/09/22/pseudopod-004-returning-my-sisters-face/

Ugly poison.


4 out of 5

Three Unbroken 10 Treading - Chris Roberson

http://www.solarisbooks.com/books/three-unbroken/free/page10.asp

Wet wargame flag capture.


4 out of 5

Three Unbroken 09 Lesser Domestication - Chris Roberson

http://www.solarisbooks.com/books/three-unbroken/free/page9.asp

Space cadet reduction advice.


4 out of 5

Three Unbroken 08 Closeness - Chris Roberson

http://www.solarisbooks.com/books/three-unbroken/free/page8.asp

Gathering forces.


3.5 out of 5

Three Unbroken 07 The Army - Chris Roberson

http://www.solarisbooks.com/books/three-unbroken/free/page7.asp

Boot camp.


3 out of 5

A Case Of Identity - Randall Garrett

http://www.webscription.net/chapters/0743435486/0743435486___2.htm

Ship swordplay does prove necessary in spy hunt.


3.5 out of 5

The Eyes Have It - Randall Garrett

http://www.webscription.net/chapters/0743435486/0743435486___1.htm

Assignation assassination.


3.5 out of 5

The Last Objective - Paul Carter

http://www.archive.org/download/Dimension-X/Dimx_e035_TheLastObjective.mp3

Need more soldiers unless you run out of war.


2 out of 5

Friday, December 28, 2007

Competition - Mayne E. Hull

http://www.archive.org/download/Dimension-X/Dimx_e030_Competition.mp3

Rim stars scam avoidance.


3.5 out of 5

The Professor Was A Thief - L. Ron Hubbard

http://www.archive.org/download/Dimension-X/Dimx_e028_TheProfwasAThief.mp3

Architecture acceleration dimension story.


3.5 out of 5

The Martian Chronicles - Ray Bradbury

http://www.archive.org/download/Dimension-X/Dimx_e020_TheMartianChronicles.mp3

Hope we don't stuff this planet up too.


3 out of 5

The Potters Of Firsk - Jack Vance

http://www.archive.org/download/Dimension-X/Dimx_e017_ThePottersOfFirsk.mp3

Dull aborigines make me glaze over.


2.5 out of 5

Beyond Infinity - Verson Gilliers

http://www.archive.org/download/Dimension-X/Dimx_e016_BeyondInfinity.mp3

Take me to your leader or take me subatomic.


1.5 out of 5

The Lost Race - Murray Leinster

http://www.archive.org/download/Dimension-X/Dimx_e007_TheLostRace.mp3

Scared of the space patrol, scared of people, scared of whatever.


2.5 out of 5

Report On the Barnhouse Efect - Kurt Vonnegut

http://www.archive.org/download/Dimension-X/Dimx_e003_ReportOnTheBarnhouseEffect.mp3

Psionic professor's Quest For Peace.


4 out of 5

With Folded Hands - Jack Williamson

http://www.archive.org/download/Dimension-X/Dimx_e002_WithFoldedHands.MP3

Robot home help useless.


2.5 out of 5

The Outer Limit - Graham Doar

http://www.archive.org/download/Dimension-X/Dimx_e001_TheOuterLimit.mp3

Rocket jockey test flight ufo encounter extension.


3 out of 5

The Demon Breed - James H. Schmitz

The Demon Breed - James H. Schmitz

Alien repulsion otter assist.

On an obscure planet an alien force that had previously tried to take territory in the Hub has a breakaway political group that decides to do some smalltime invasion.

A smart scientist, a local agent and their highly intelligent new species mutant otter friends are up to the challenge, though, at least until the Federation warships can get there to offer a hand.

A fast-paced action adventure with some superhuman subterfuge and an interesting epilogue type overview of some of what is really going on.


4 out of 5

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Beyond 10000 - The 2007 Fiction Season by Average


BEYOND 10000 - The 2007 Fiction Season by Average

Still need 5 works to qualify.

BREAKDOWN IN AVERAGE RATING ORDER

4.50 07 Hartwell, David G. and Kathryn Cramer
4.40 05 Morgan, Richard
4.30 05 Cooper, Susan
4.30 10 Miller, John J.
4.29 07 Milan, Victor
4.23 13 May, Julian
4.21 19 Dozois, Gardner
4.14 11 Williams, Sheila
4.14 11 Flint, Eric
4.13 30 Reynolds, Alastair
4.11 09 Bacigalupi, Paolo
4.10 05 Maggin, Elliot S.
4.08 06 Sanders, William and Lawrence Watt-Evans
4.06 93 Dowling, Terry
4.06 08 Frahm, Leanne
4.04 14 Van_Gelder, Gordon
4.00 08 Rosenblum, Mary
4.00 05 Westerfeld, Scott
4.00 05 Lake, David J.
4.00 23 Smith, Cordwainer
4.00 22 Brust, Steven
3.99 59 Egan, Greg
3.96 14 Tiptree_Jr, James
3.95 10 Steele, Allen M.
3.94 09 Chiang, Ted
3.93 07 Scott, Martin
3.93 07 Barron, Laird
3.93 23 Hamilton, Peter F.
3.92 06 O'Donnell, Peter
3.90 21 Doctorow, Cory
3.90 10 Shiner, Lewis
3.88 13 McDonald, Ian
3.86 07 Wilson, Robert Charles
3.86 07 Cassutt, Michael
3.86 11 Schmidt, Stanley
3.85 10 Dick, Philip K.
3.83 06 Lackey, Mercedes and Steve Libbey and Cody Martin and Dennis Lee
3.83 06 Haines, Paul
3.83 06 Blackford, Russell
3.83 36 McMullen, Sean
3.82 22 Libbey, Steve
3.80 05 Rucka, Greg
3.80 05 MacLean, Alistair
3.79 07 Collins, Paul
3.78 47 Kress, Nancy
3.78 43 Stross, Charles
3.77 11 Jones, Gwyneth
3.76 27 Simmons, Dan
3.76 27 Gemmell, David
3.75 08 Haynes, Simon
3.75 06 Wilson, F. Paul
3.75 06 Dumas, Alexandre
3.75 06 De_Pierres, Marianne
3.75 16 Turner, George
3.74 41 McAuley, Paul J.
3.73 69 Martin, George R. R.
3.73 61 Leiber, Fritz
3.72 30 Williams, Sean
3.71 07 Murray, Will
3.71 07 Mieville, China
3.71 53 Shepard, Lucius
3.71 14 Landis, Geoffrey A.
3.71 12 MacLeod, Ken
3.71 12 Chandler, A. Bertram
3.70 05 McAllister, Bruce
3.70 05 Ings, Simon
3.70 05 DeCandido, Keith R. A.
3.70 05 Clement, Hal
3.70 05 Blackwood, Algernon
3.70 05 Baen, James
3.69 08 Pelland, Jennifer
3.69 16 Pohl, Frederik
3.69 13 Cadigan, Pat
3.68 47 Reed, Robert
3.68 14 Flinthart, Dirk
3.68 11 Waldrop, Howard
3.68 11 Buckell, Tobias S.
3.67 06 Wright, John C.
3.67 06 Longyear, Barry B.
3.67 06 Levine, David D.
3.67 24 Fleming, Ian
3.66 25 Baxter, Stephen
3.65 26 Clarke, Arthur C.
3.65 10 Schroeder, Karl
3.65 10 Cook, Glen
3.64 07 Langford, David
3.64 07 Haining, Peter
3.64 73 Lovecraft, H. P.
3.63 08 Lafferty, R. A.
3.63 20 Snodgrass, Melinda M.
3.63 15 Davis, Lindsey
3.63 12 Lackey, Mercedes
3.62 41 Kelly, James Patrick
3.62 26 Williams, Walter Jon
3.62 21 Rusch, Kristine Kathryn
3.62 13 Simons, Walton
3.61 09 Oltion, Jerry
3.61 18 Poe, Edgar Allan
3.60 05 Warrington, Freda
3.60 05 Stoddard, Jason
3.60 05 Nichols, Ian
3.60 05 McArthur, Maxine
3.60 05 Kornbluth, C. M.
3.60 05 Harper, Leanne C.
3.60 40 Di_Filippo, Paul
3.60 25 Sussex, Lucy
3.60 15 Farmer, Philip Jose
3.60 10 Sheffield, Charles
3.60 10 Livings, Martin
3.59 52 Dedman, Stephen
3.59 34 Bear, Elizabeth
3.59 16 Gibson, William
3.59 11 Nestvold, Ruth
3.58 06 Russ, Joanna
3.58 06 Garrett, Randall
3.58 06 Endacott, Sarah
3.58 06 Chadbourn, Mark
3.58 06 Bisson, Terry
3.58 152 Doyle, Arthur Conan
3.58 13 Le_Carre, John
3.58 13 Irvine, Alex
3.57 07 Scalzi, John
3.57 07 Lansdale, Joe R.
3.57 07 Campbell, John W.
3.57 07 Asher, Neal
3.57 15 Hodgson, William Hope
3.57 14 Williams, Tad
3.57 137 Moorcock, Michael
3.56 09 Isle, Sue
3.56 08 Collins, Nancy A.
3.56 18 Sheckley, Robert
3.55 19 Pratchett, Terry
3.55 11 Vandermeer, Jeff
3.55 11 Pratt, Tim
3.55 10 Flint, Eric and Dave Freer and Andrew Dennis
3.54 23 King, Stephen
3.54 12 Tepper, Sheri S.
3.53 18 Sterling, Bruce
3.53 17 Battersby, Lee
3.53 16 Kuttner, Henry
3.53 15 Wells, H. G.
3.53 15 Burroughs, Edgar Rice
3.53 139 Howard, Robert E.
3.52 81 Zelazny, Roger
3.51 35 Herbert, Frank
3.50 09 Navarro, Yvonne
3.50 09 Bester, Alfred
3.50 08 Kilworth, Garry
3.50 08 Dahl, Roald
3.50 07 Walton, Jo
3.50 07 Knight, Damon
3.50 07 Kessel, John
3.50 07 Foster, Eugie
3.50 07 Collins, Max Allan
3.50 07 Clough, B. W.
3.50 06 Williams, Liz
3.50 06 Schow, David J.
3.50 06 Finney, Jack
3.50 06 Battersby, Lyn
3.50 06 Barclay, James
3.50 05 Steele, Curtis
3.50 05 Goossens, Darren
3.50 05 Finlay, Charles Coleman
3.50 05 Duncan, Andy
3.50 05 Benson, E. F.
3.50 17 Lake, Jay
3.50 17 Grant, Maxwell
3.50 13 Roberts, Adam
3.50 12 Delany, Samuel R.
3.50 10 Williams, Sean and Shane Dix
3.50 10 Hobb, Robin
3.50 10 Ellison, Harlan
3.48 20 Newman, Kim
3.47 29 Benford, Gregory
3.47 18 Peek, Ben
3.47 16 Haldeman, Joe
3.47 15 Van_Vogt, A. E.
3.47 15 Broderick, Damien
3.46 53 Silverberg, Robert
3.45 29 Roberson, Chris
3.45 19 Feist, Raymond
3.45 11 Vinge, Vernor
3.45 11 Bova, Ben
3.45 10 Green, Simon R.
3.45 10 Blish, James
3.44 09 Wagner, Karl Edward
3.44 09 Skillingstead, Jack
3.44 09 Jamieson, Trent
3.44 09 Budrys, Algis
3.44 18 Brin, David
3.43 07 Wilhelm, Kate
3.43 07 Laidlaw, Marc
3.43 21 Sturgeon, Theodore
3.43 14 Golden, Christopher
3.43 141 Swanwick, Michael
3.42 06 Tenn, William
3.42 06 Shiras, William H.
3.42 06 Gregory, Daryl
3.42 06 Chalker, Jack L.
3.42 38 Leigh, Stephen
3.42 26 McDevitt, Jack
3.42 13 Varley, John
3.42 12 Willis, Connie
3.41 11 McIntyre, Vonda N.
3.40 05 Zebrowski, George
3.40 05 Wellen, Edward
3.40 05 Van_Eekhout, Greg
3.40 05 Murphy, Pat
3.40 05 Mahr, Kurt
3.40 05 Estleman, Loren D.
3.40 05 Darlton, Clark
3.40 05 Brackett, Leigh
3.40 40 Bear, Greg
3.40 21 Robeson, Kenneth
3.40 20 Kipling, Rudyard
3.40 10 Roberts, Tansy Rayner
3.40 10 Cox, Greg
3.40 10 Brown, Frederic
3.39 09 Bierce, Ambrose
3.39 14 Simak, Clifford D.
3.38 08 Prineas, Sarah
3.38 08 Haggard, H. Rider
3.38 08 Adams, Douglas
3.38 56 Anderson, Poul
3.38 42 Resnick, Mike
3.38 29 McCaffrey, Anne
3.38 12 Watts, Peter
3.38 12 Shirley, John
3.37 15 Nix, Garth
3.36 07 Leinster, Murray
3.36 25 Stableford, Brian
3.36 25 Rosenbaum, Benjamin
3.36 14 Wellman, Manly Wade
3.35 34 Harrison, Harry
3.35 33 Le_Guin, Ursula K.
3.35 17 Brown, Simon
3.35 13 MacLeod, Ian R.
3.35 13 Bloch, Robert
3.35 10 Piper, H. Beam
3.35 10 Baker, Kage
3.35 10 Anderson, Kevin J.
3.34 35 Wolfe, Gene
3.33 09 Spinrad, Norman
3.33 06 Malzberg, Barry N.
3.33 06 Hand, Elizabeth
3.33 06 Gerrold, David
3.33 06 Byers, Richard Lee
3.33 06 Alexander, Lloyd
3.33 12 Sparks, Cat
3.32 19 Yarbro, Chelsea Quinn
3.32 17 McHugh, Maureen F.
3.32 11 Wyndham, John
3.32 11 Kennett, Rick
3.31 08 Turtledove, Harry
3.31 08 Charteris, Leslie
3.31 21 Gunn, James
3.31 13 Gaiman, Neil
3.31 13 Effinger, George Alec
3.31 129 Smith, Clark Ashton
3.31 113 Bradbury, Ray
3.30 05 Utley, Steven
3.30 05 Reilly, Matthew
3.30 05 Jansson, Tove
3.30 05 Harvey, Edwina
3.30 05 Duane, Diane
3.30 05 David, Peter
3.30 05 Creasey, Ian
3.30 43 Robinson, Kim Stanley
3.30 10 Cummings, Shane Jiraiya
3.30 10 Campbell, Ramsey
3.29 07 Savage, Les
3.29 07 Lee, Stan
3.29 07 Greenberg, Martin H.
3.29 07 Gardner, Craig Shaw
3.29 07 Congreve, Bill
3.29 17 Hamilton, Laurell K.
3.29 17 Asprin, Robert Lynn
3.29 14 Maloney, Geoffrey
3.29 12 Foster, Alan Dean
3.28 09 Le_Fanu, J. Sheridan
3.28 09 Borneman, John
3.28 16 Bujold, Lois McMaster
3.27 199 Asimov, Isaac
3.27 15 Stoker, Bram
3.27 15 Nolan, William F.
3.27 13 Stapledon, Olaf
3.26 19 Moon, Elizabeth
3.26 17 Norton, Andre
3.26 17 Dickson, Gordon R.
3.25 08 Meaney, John
3.25 08 Blackmore, Leigh
3.25 06 Tidhar, Lavie
3.25 06 Schmitz, James H.
3.25 06 Pendleton, Don
3.25 06 Lawhead, Stephen R.
3.25 06 Barnes, John
3.25 26 Modesitt, L. E.
3.25 14 Scott, Melissa
3.25 10 Barnes, Arthur K.
3.25 101 Niven, Larry
3.23 13 Griffith, George
3.22 09 Merritt, Abraham
3.22 09 McKenzie, Chuck
3.22 09 Brunner, John
3.21 07 Hogan, Robert J.
3.21 07 Arnason, Eleanor
3.21 21 Fowler, Christopher
3.21 17 Holder, Nancy
3.21 12 Smith, E. E. Doc
3.20 05 Yolen, Jane
3.20 05 Watt-Evans, Lawrence
3.20 05 Vaughn, Carrie
3.20 05 Sherman, Delia
3.20 05 Rountree, Josh
3.20 05 Odom, Mel
3.20 05 Lee, Yoon Ha
3.20 05 Haber, Karen
3.20 05 Emshwiller, Carol
3.20 05 Crider, Bill
3.20 05 Clancy, Tom
3.20 05 Christie, Agatha
3.20 05 Bixby, Jerome
3.20 40 Vance, Jack
3.20 10 De_Camp, L. Sprague and Lin Carter
3.19 08 Tem, Steve Rasnic
3.19 08 Browne, Adam
3.19 08 Biancotti, Deborah
3.18 37 Orczy, Emmuska
3.18 25 Dann, Jack
3.18 19 Lumley, Brian
3.18 11 Herbert, Brian and Kevin J. Anderson
3.18 11 De_Lint, Charles
3.17 09 Vinge, Joan D.
3.17 09 Matheson, Richard
3.17 09 Goulart, Ron
3.17 06 Zahn, Timothy
3.17 06 Sanders, William
3.17 06 Luckett, Dave
3.17 06 Lerner, Edward M.
3.17 06 Fowler, Karen Joy
3.17 06 Crowther, Peter
3.17 18 Hood, Robert
3.16 29 Ludlum, Robert
3.15 24 De_Camp, L. Sprague
3.15 20 Hamilton, Edmond
3.15 10 Crichton, Michael
3.15 10 Adams, Stephen
3.14 25 Lanagan, Margo
3.14 18 Jordan, Robert
3.13 08 Williamson, Jack
3.13 08 Wilder, Cherry
3.13 08 Warren, Kaaron
3.13 08 Joyce, Graham
3.13 15 Lee, Tanith
3.12 13 Masterton, Graham
3.11 28 Watson, Ian
3.10 05 Williams, Tess
3.10 05 Stockbridge, Grant
3.10 05 Oates, Joyce Carol
3.10 05 Lovett, Richard A.
3.10 05 Klages, Ellen
3.10 05 Boothby, Guy
3.10 15 Ford, Jeffrey
3.10 10 Saberhagen, Fred
3.10 10 Frederick, Carl
3.08 06 Weber, David
3.08 06 Hoch, Edward D.
3.08 06 Heron, E. and H. Heron
3.08 13 Love, Rosaleen
3.08 12 Friesner, Esther M.
3.08 12 Anonymous, Anonymous
3.02 26 Harris, Lee and Alasdair Stuart
3.00 09 Jones, Diana Wynne
3.00 09 Drake, David
3.00 08 Tambour, Anna
3.00 07 Smith, David C. and Richard L. Tierney
3.00 07 Barker, Clive
3.00 06 Tilley, Patrick
3.00 06 Niven, Larry and Jerry Pournelle
3.00 06 Martens, Paul E.
3.00 05 Smith, Michael Marshall
3.00 05 Drummond, John Peter
3.00 05 Davidson, Avram
3.00 05 Caselberg, Jay
2.99 35 Heinlein, Robert A.
2.97 17 Donaldson, Stephen
2.96 26 Anthony, Piers
2.96 13 Bauer, Steven
2.95 10 Brooks, Terry
2.94 09 Henderson, Samantha
2.94 08 Thomson, June
2.94 24 Card, Orson Scott
2.92 06 Harrison, M. John
2.92 06 Betancourt, John Gregory
2.92 12 Van_Lustbader, Eric
2.92 12 Sisolak, Marsha
2.91 11 Tepperman, Emile C.
2.90 05 Trimm, Mikal
2.90 05 Moore, James A.
2.90 05 Barrett, Neal
2.90 05 Adams, Richard
2.89 14 Rucker, Rudy
2.89 14 Banks, Iain M.
2.88 08 Kiernan, Caitlin R.
2.83 06 Verne, Jules
2.83 06 Greenland, Colin
2.83 18 Aldiss, Brian
2.81 08 Sheehan, Perley Poore
2.80 05 Tilton, Lois
2.80 05 McDonald, Sandra
2.79 21 Rice, Anne
2.77 15 Tolkien, J. R. R.
2.71 07 Wilson, Robert Anton
2.71 07 Hoffman, Nina Kiriki
2.70 05 Smith, Sherwood
2.70 05 Lefferts, George
2.70 05 Friedman, M. J.
2.70 05 Brite, Poppy Z.
2.67 06 Mitchell, Elynne
2.65 13 Wallace, Sean and Nick Mamatas
2.65 10 Sutcliff, Rosemary
2.64 07 Rickert, M.
2.58 06 Chadwick, Paul
2.56 08 Whitehouse, Arch
2.52 24 Marin, Eric
2.50 07 Jameson, Malcolm
2.42 06 Kimoy, Ernest
2.33 06 Butler, Octavia
2.33 06 Bradley, Marion Zimmer
2.31 13 Fradella, Frank
2.20 05 Rosenberg, Barry
2.20 05 Pierce, Meredith Ann
2.18 11 Lewis, C. S.
2.00 05 Cain, James R.

Beyond 10000 - The 2007 Fiction Season by Score


BEYOND 10000 - The 2007 Fiction Season by Score

BREAKDOWN BY WORKS

5 works to qualify, in both these blogs there are around 2700+ authors or teamups, and last time I think there were 200+ qualified, now 400+.

As far as the 2007 fiction season goes :

I am quite sure Doctor Asimov will crack the double century for next time, and Swanwick's form looks set to have him be a big chance.

Dowling and Martin have chances for the ton.

Kress and Reed don't look like going out and half centuries seem certain. Resnick and Stross are likely solid in the long run, and Heinlein, Dick, Dozois, Clarke, Schmidt and Van Gelder look like chances for your slower, plodding innings to rack up a good score, too.

Newcomers with talent and with hitting power from that overpopulated 'B' area seem to have sprung up - Barron, Bacigalupi, and (E) Bear, and at the rate the latter racks up the score a half century is a definite chance.

199 3.27  Asimov, Isaac
152 3.58 Doyle, Arthur Conan
141 3.43 Swanwick, Michael
139 3.53 Howard, Robert E.
137 3.57 Moorcock, Michael
129 3.31 Smith, Clark Ashton
113 3.31 Bradbury, Ray
101 3.25 Niven, Larry
093 4.06 Dowling, Terry
081 3.52 Zelazny, Roger
073 3.64 Lovecraft, H. P.
069 3.73 Martin, George R. R.
061 3.73 Leiber, Fritz
059 3.99 Egan, Greg
056 3.38 Anderson, Poul
053 3.71 Shepard, Lucius
053 3.46 Silverberg, Robert
052 3.59 Dedman, Stephen
047 3.78 Kress, Nancy
047 3.68 Reed, Robert
043 3.78 Stross, Charles
043 3.30 Robinson, Kim Stanley
042 3.38 Resnick, Mike
041 3.74 McAuley, Paul J.
041 3.62 Kelly, James Patrick
040 3.60 Di_Filippo, Paul
040 3.40 Bear, Greg
040 3.20 Vance, Jack
038 3.42 Leigh, Stephen
037 3.18 Orczy, Emmuska
036 3.83 McMullen, Sean
035 3.51 Herbert, Frank
035 3.34 Wolfe, Gene
035 2.99 Heinlein, Robert A.
034 3.59 Bear, Elizabeth
034 3.35 Harrison, Harry
033 3.35 Le_Guin, Ursula K.
030 4.13 Reynolds, Alastair
030 3.72 Williams, Sean
029 3.47 Benford, Gregory
029 3.45 Roberson, Chris
029 3.38 McCaffrey, Anne
029 3.16 Ludlum, Robert
028 3.11 Watson, Ian
027 3.76 Simmons, Dan
027 3.76 Gemmell, David
026 3.65 Clarke, Arthur C.
026 3.62 Williams, Walter Jon
026 3.42 McDevitt, Jack
026 3.25 Modesitt, L. E.
026 3.02 Harris, Lee and Alasdair Stuart
026 2.96 Anthony, Piers
025 3.66 Baxter, Stephen
025 3.60 Sussex, Lucy
025 3.36 Stableford, Brian
025 3.36 Rosenbaum, Benjamin
025 3.18 Dann, Jack
025 3.14 Lanagan, Margo
024 3.67 Fleming, Ian
024 3.15 De_Camp, L. Sprague
024 2.94 Card, Orson Scott
024 2.52 Marin, Eric
023 4.00 Smith, Cordwainer
023 3.93 Hamilton, Peter F.
023 3.54 King, Stephen
022 4.00 Brust, Steven
022 3.82 Libbey, Steve
021 3.90 Doctorow, Cory
021 3.62 Rusch, Kristine Kathryn
021 3.43 Sturgeon, Theodore
021 3.40 Robeson, Kenneth
021 3.31 Gunn, James
021 3.21 Fowler, Christopher
021 2.79 Rice, Anne
020 3.63 Snodgrass, Melinda M.
020 3.48 Newman, Kim
020 3.40 Kipling, Rudyard
020 3.15 Hamilton, Edmond
019 4.21 Dozois, Gardner
019 3.55 Pratchett, Terry
019 3.45 Feist, Raymond
019 3.32 Yarbro, Chelsea Quinn
019 3.26 Moon, Elizabeth
019 3.18 Lumley, Brian
018 3.61 Poe, Edgar Allan
018 3.56 Sheckley, Robert
018 3.53 Sterling, Bruce
018 3.47 Peek, Ben
018 3.44 Brin, David
018 3.17 Hood, Robert
018 3.14 Jordan, Robert
018 2.83 Aldiss, Brian
017 3.53 Battersby, Lee
017 3.50 Lake, Jay
017 3.50 Grant, Maxwell
017 3.35 Brown, Simon
017 3.32 McHugh, Maureen F.
017 3.29 Hamilton, Laurell K.
017 3.29 Asprin, Robert Lynn
017 3.26 Norton, Andre
017 3.26 Dickson, Gordon R.
017 3.21 Holder, Nancy
017 2.97 Donaldson, Stephen
016 3.75 Turner, George
016 3.69 Pohl, Frederik
016 3.59 Gibson, William
016 3.53 Kuttner, Henry
016 3.47 Haldeman, Joe
016 3.28 Bujold, Lois McMaster
015 3.63 Davis, Lindsey
015 3.60 Farmer, Philip Jose
015 3.57 Hodgson, William Hope
015 3.53 Wells, H. G.
015 3.53 Burroughs, Edgar Rice
015 3.47 Van_Vogt, A. E.
015 3.47 Broderick, Damien
015 3.37 Nix, Garth
015 3.27 Stoker, Bram
015 3.27 Nolan, William F.
015 3.13 Lee, Tanith
015 3.10 Ford, Jeffrey
015 2.77 Tolkien, J. R. R.
014 4.04 Van_Gelder, Gordon
014 3.96 Tiptree_Jr, James
014 3.71 Landis, Geoffrey A.
014 3.68 Flinthart, Dirk
014 3.57 Williams, Tad
014 3.43 Golden, Christopher
014 3.39 Simak, Clifford D.
014 3.36 Wellman, Manly Wade
014 3.29 Maloney, Geoffrey
014 3.25 Scott, Melissa
014 2.89 Rucker, Rudy
014 2.89 Banks, Iain M.
013 4.23 May, Julian
013 3.88 McDonald, Ian
013 3.69 Cadigan, Pat
013 3.62 Simons, Walton
013 3.58 Le_Carre, John
013 3.58 Irvine, Alex
013 3.50 Roberts, Adam
013 3.42 Varley, John
013 3.35 MacLeod, Ian R.
013 3.35 Bloch, Robert
013 3.31 Gaiman, Neil
013 3.31 Effinger, George Alec
013 3.27 Stapledon, Olaf
013 3.23 Griffith, George
013 3.12 Masterton, Graham
013 3.08 Love, Rosaleen
013 2.96 Bauer, Steven
013 2.65 Wallace, Sean and Nick Mamatas
013 2.31 Fradella, Frank
012 3.71 MacLeod, Ken
012 3.71 Chandler, A. Bertram
012 3.63 Lackey, Mercedes
012 3.54 Tepper, Sheri S.
012 3.50 Delany, Samuel R.
012 3.42 Willis, Connie
012 3.38 Watts, Peter
012 3.38 Shirley, John
012 3.33 Sparks, Cat
012 3.29 Foster, Alan Dean
012 3.21 Smith, E. E. Doc
012 3.08 Friesner, Esther M.
012 3.08 Anonymous, Anonymous
012 2.92 Van_Lustbader, Eric
012 2.92 Sisolak, Marsha
011 4.14 Williams, Sheila
011 4.14 Flint, Eric
011 3.86 Schmidt, Stanley
011 3.77 Jones, Gwyneth
011 3.68 Waldrop, Howard
011 3.68 Buckell, Tobias S.
011 3.59 Nestvold, Ruth
011 3.55 Vandermeer, Jeff
011 3.55 Pratt, Tim
011 3.45 Vinge, Vernor
011 3.45 Bova, Ben
011 3.41 McIntyre, Vonda N.
011 3.32 Wyndham, John
011 3.32 Kennett, Rick
011 3.18 Herbert, Brian and Kevin J. Anderson
011 3.18 De_Lint, Charles
011 2.91 Tepperman, Emile C.
011 2.18 Lewis, C. S.
010 4.30 Miller, John J.
010 3.95 Steele, Allen M.
010 3.90 Shiner, Lewis
010 3.85 Dick, Philip K.
010 3.65 Schroeder, Karl
010 3.65 Cook, Glen
010 3.60 Sheffield, Charles
010 3.60 Livings, Martin
010 3.55 Flint, Eric and Dave Freer and Andrew Dennis
010 3.50 Williams, Sean and Shane Dix
010 3.50 Hobb, Robin
010 3.50 Ellison, Harlan
010 3.45 Green, Simon R.
010 3.45 Blish, James
010 3.40 Roberts, Tansy Rayner
010 3.40 Cox, Greg
010 3.40 Brown, Frederic
010 3.35 Piper, H. Beam
010 3.35 Baker, Kage
010 3.35 Anderson, Kevin J.
010 3.30 Cummings, Shane Jiraiya
010 3.30 Campbell, Ramsey
010 3.25 Barnes, Arthur K.
010 3.20 De_Camp, L. Sprague and Lin Carter
010 3.15 Crichton, Michael
010 3.15 Adams, Stephen
010 3.10 Saberhagen, Fred
010 3.10 Frederick, Carl
010 2.95 Brooks, Terry
010 2.65 Sutcliff, Rosemary
009 4.11 Bacigalupi, Paolo
009 3.94 Chiang, Ted
009 3.61 Oltion, Jerry
009 3.56 Isle, Sue
009 3.50 Navarro, Yvonne
009 3.50 Bester, Alfred
009 3.44 Wagner, Karl Edward
009 3.44 Skillingstead, Jack
009 3.44 Jamieson, Trent
009 3.44 Budrys, Algis
009 3.39 Bierce, Ambrose
009 3.33 Spinrad, Norman
009 3.28 Le_Fanu, J. Sheridan
009 3.28 Borneman, John
009 3.22 Merritt, Abraham
009 3.22 McKenzie, Chuck
009 3.22 Brunner, John
009 3.17 Vinge, Joan D.
009 3.17 Matheson, Richard
009 3.17 Goulart, Ron
009 3.00 Jones, Diana Wynne
009 3.00 Drake, David
009 2.94 Henderson, Samantha
008 4.06 Frahm, Leanne
008 4.00 Rosenblum, Mary
008 3.75 Haynes, Simon
008 3.69 Pelland, Jennifer
008 3.63 Lafferty, R. A.
008 3.56 Collins, Nancy A.
008 3.50 Kilworth, Garry
008 3.50 Dahl, Roald
008 3.38 Prineas, Sarah
008 3.38 Haggard, H. Rider
008 3.38 Adams, Douglas
008 3.31 Turtledove, Harry
008 3.31 Charteris, Leslie
008 3.25 Meaney, John
008 3.25 Blackmore, Leigh
008 3.19 Tem, Steve Rasnic
008 3.19 Browne, Adam
008 3.19 Biancotti, Deborah
008 3.13 Williamson, Jack
008 3.13 Wilder, Cherry
008 3.13 Warren, Kaaron
008 3.13 Joyce, Graham
008 3.00 Tambour, Anna
008 2.94 Thomson, June
008 2.88 Kiernan, Caitlin R.
008 2.81 Sheehan, Perley Poore
008 2.56 Whitehouse, Arch
007 4.50 Hartwell, David G. and Kathryn Cramer
007 4.29 Milan, Victor
007 3.93 Scott, Martin
007 3.93 Barron, Laird
007 3.86 Wilson, Robert Charles
007 3.86 Cassutt, Michael
007 3.79 Collins, Paul
007 3.71 Murray, Will
007 3.71 Mieville, China
007 3.64 Langford, David
007 3.64 Haining, Peter
007 3.57 Scalzi, John
007 3.57 Lansdale, Joe R.
007 3.57 Campbell, John W.
007 3.57 Asher, Neal
007 3.50 Walton, Jo
007 3.50 Knight, Damon
007 3.50 Kessel, John
007 3.50 Foster, Eugie
007 3.50 Collins, Max Allan
007 3.50 Clough, B. W.
007 3.43 Wilhelm, Kate
007 3.43 Laidlaw, Marc
007 3.36 Leinster, Murray
007 3.29 Savage, Les
007 3.29 Lee, Stan
007 3.29 Greenberg, Martin H.
007 3.29 Gardner, Craig Shaw
007 3.29 Congreve, Bill
007 3.21 Hogan, Robert J.
007 3.21 Arnason, Eleanor
007 3.00 Smith, David C. and Richard L. Tierney
007 3.00 Barker, Clive
007 2.71 Wilson, Robert Anton
007 2.71 Hoffman, Nina Kiriki
007 2.64 Rickert, M.
007 2.50 Jameson, Malcolm
006 4.08 Sanders, William and Lawrence Watt-Evans
006 3.92 O'Donnell, Peter
006 3.83 Lackey, Mercedes and Steve Libbey and Cody Martin and Dennis Lee
006 3.83 Haines, Paul
006 3.83 Blackford, Russell
006 3.75 Wilson, F. Paul
006 3.75 Dumas, Alexandre
006 3.75 De_Pierres, Marianne
006 3.67 Wright, John C.
006 3.67 Longyear, Barry B.
006 3.67 Levine, David D.
006 3.58 Russ, Joanna
006 3.58 Garrett, Randall
006 3.58 Endacott, Sarah
006 3.58 Chadbourn, Mark
006 3.58 Bisson, Terry
006 3.50 Williams, Liz
006 3.50 Schow, David J.
006 3.50 Finney, Jack
006 3.50 Battersby, Lyn
006 3.50 Barclay, James
006 3.42 Tenn, William
006 3.42 Shiras, William H.
006 3.42 Gregory, Daryl
006 3.42 Chalker, Jack L.
006 3.33 Malzberg, Barry N.
006 3.33 Hand, Elizabeth
006 3.33 Gerrold, David
006 3.33 Byers, Richard Lee
006 3.33 Alexander, Lloyd
006 3.25 Tidhar, Lavie
006 3.25 Schmitz, James H.
006 3.25 Pendleton, Don
006 3.25 Lawhead, Stephen R.
006 3.25 Barnes, John
006 3.17 Zahn, Timothy
006 3.17 Sanders, William
006 3.17 Luckett, Dave
006 3.17 Lerner, Edward M.
006 3.17 Fowler, Karen Joy
006 3.17 Crowther, Peter
006 3.08 Weber, David
006 3.08 Hoch, Edward D.
006 3.08 Heron, E. and H. Heron
006 3.00 Tilley, Patrick
006 3.00 Niven, Larry and Jerry Pournelle
006 3.00 Martens, Paul E.
006 2.92 Harrison, M. John
006 2.92 Betancourt, John Gregory
006 2.83 Verne, Jules
006 2.83 Greenland, Colin
006 2.67 Mitchell, Elynne
006 2.58 Chadwick, Paul
006 2.42 Kimoy, Ernest
006 2.33 Butler, Octavia
006 2.33 Bradley, Marion Zimmer
005 4.40 Morgan, Richard
005 4.30 Cooper, Susan
005 4.10 Maggin, Elliot S.
005 4.00 Westerfeld, Scott
005 4.00 Lake, David J.
005 3.80 Rucka, Greg
005 3.80 MacLean, Alistair
005 3.70 McAllister, Bruce
005 3.70 Ings, Simon
005 3.70 DeCandido, Keith R. A.
005 3.70 Clement, Hal
005 3.70 Blackwood, Algernon
005 3.70 Baen, James
005 3.60 Warrington, Freda
005 3.60 Stoddard, Jason
005 3.60 Nichols, Ian
005 3.60 McArthur, Maxine
005 3.60 Kornbluth, C. M.
005 3.60 Harper, Leanne C.
005 3.50 Steele, Curtis
005 3.50 Goossens, Darren
005 3.50 Finlay, Charles Coleman
005 3.50 Duncan, Andy
005 3.50 Benson, E. F.
005 3.40 Zebrowski, George
005 3.40 Wellen, Edward
005 3.40 Van_Eekhout, Greg
005 3.40 Murphy, Pat
005 3.40 Mahr, Kurt
005 3.40 Estleman, Loren D.
005 3.40 Darlton, Clark
005 3.40 Brackett, Leigh
005 3.30 Utley, Steven
005 3.30 Reilly, Matthew
005 3.30 Jansson, Tove
005 3.30 Harvey, Edwina
005 3.30 Duane, Diane
005 3.30 David, Peter
005 3.30 Creasey, Ian
005 3.20 Yolen, Jane
005 3.20 Watt-Evans, Lawrence
005 3.20 Vaughn, Carrie
005 3.20 Sherman, Delia
005 3.20 Rountree, Josh
005 3.20 Odom, Mel
005 3.20 Lee, Yoon Ha
005 3.20 Haber, Karen
005 3.20 Emshwiller, Carol
005 3.20 Crider, Bill
005 3.20 Clancy, Tom
005 3.20 Christie, Agatha
005 3.20 Bixby, Jerome
005 3.10 Williams, Tess
005 3.10 Stockbridge, Grant
005 3.10 Oates, Joyce Carol
005 3.10 Lovett, Richard A.
005 3.10 Klages, Ellen
005 3.10 Boothby, Guy
005 3.00 Smith, Michael Marshall
005 3.00 Drummond, John Peter
005 3.00 Davidson, Avram
005 3.00 Caselberg, Jay
005 2.90 Trimm, Mikal
005 2.90 Moore, James A.
005 2.90 Barrett, Neal
005 2.90 Adams, Richard
005 2.80 Tilton, Lois
005 2.80 McDonald, Sandra
005 2.70 Smith, Sherwood
005 2.70 Lefferts, George
005 2.70 Friedman, M. J.
005 2.70 Brite, Poppy Z.
005 2.20 Rosenberg, Barry
005 2.20 Pierce, Meredith Ann
005 2.00 Cain, James R.

Beyond 10000 - The 2007 Fiction Season Overview



BEYOND 10000 - The 2007 Fiction Season Overview

This is combined from Not Free SF Reader and Free SF Reader. Note that the blogspot blog counts are usually wrong as far as I can see, but somewhere in the area. Hence, these are different being the actual numbers.

Likely xmas 2008 makes it before 15000, speaking of favorites, I would think.

Still have 250 odd novels to go, and maybe a dozen anthologies and collections if I ever track them down again as far as what I can remember having read. As far as the underrepresented from that, then Wolverton, Farmer, Donaldson and Forsyth, along the the kids stuff like Dixon and Dick of the Doctor Who massive output.

Lying around unread now includes a lot of old magazines, Australian anthologies, Year's Best and other assorted anthologies, and a bunch of collections, as well as many a garden variety as well as hero novel.


OVERALL AVERAGE

3.35

BREAKDOWN BY RATING

RAT % TOT
1.0 0.00 44
1.5 0.01 96
2.0 0.03 338
2.5 0.09 926
3.0 0.30 2994
3.5 0.30 3051
4.0 0.20 2046
4.5 0.04 432
5.0 0.02 201

BREAKDOWN BY TYPE

t anthology 3.66 179
t collection 3.59 216
t magazine 3.40 207
t non-fiction 4.00 41
t novel 3.22 2306
t omnibus 3.83 23
t short story 3.38 7156

BREAKDOWN BY GENRE

scary horror 3.30 1114
science fiction 3.45 4859
shootist 3.23 28
sleuth 3.44 292
soldier 3.07 82
sorcery fantasy 3.34 1021
speculative 2.80 309
sport 3.00 12
spy 3.28 174
study 4.07 37
superhero 3.40 727
supernatural fantasy 3.19 1323
swords 3.20 150

BREAKDOWN BY GENRE WITH HERO

scary horror superhero 3.41 146
scary horror 3.28 968
science fiction superhero 3.36 440
science fiction 3.46 4419
shootist superhero 3.14 18
shootist 3.40 10
sleuth superhero 3.61 174
sleuth 3.20 118
soldier superhero 3.00 43
soldier 3.15 39
sorcery fantasy superhero 3.54 376
sorcery fantasy 3.22 645
speculative 2.80 309
sport 3.00 12
spy superhero 3.31 88
spy 3.25 86
study 4.07 37
superhero 3.40 727
supernatural fantasy superhero 3.27 216
supernatural fantasy 3.17 1107
swords superhero 3.52 26
swords 3.14 124

BREAKDOWN BY GENRE AND TYPE

scary horror superhero t anthology 3.75 2
scary horror superhero t collection 3.33 3
scary horror superhero t novel 3.31 55
scary horror superhero t omnibus 3.00 1
scary horror superhero t short story 3.48 85
scary horror t anthology 3.36 18
scary horror t collection 3.27 15
scary horror t magazine 3.50 10
scary horror t novel 2.98 81
scary horror t short story 3.31 844
science fiction superhero t anthology 3.50 2
science fiction superhero t collection 3.39 19
science fiction superhero t novel 3.30 264
science fiction superhero t omnibus 3.50 3
science fiction superhero t short story 3.45 152
science fiction t anthology 4.00 83
science fiction t collection 3.69 91
science fiction t magazine 3.42 193
science fiction t non-fiction 3.50 2
science fiction t novel 3.23 699
science fiction t omnibus 3.63 4
science fiction t short story 3.49 3347
shootist superhero t collection 3.50 1
shootist superhero t novel 2.90 5
shootist superhero t short story 3.21 12
shootist t novel 5.00 1
shootist t short story 3.22 9
sleuth superhero t anthology 3.80 5
sleuth superhero t collection 4.44 9
sleuth superhero t novel 3.60 20
sleuth superhero t short story 3.55 140
sleuth t anthology 3.00 1
sleuth t collection 2.60 5
sleuth t novel 3.24 53
sleuth t short story 3.23 59
soldier superhero t novel 3.06 25
soldier superhero t omnibus 3.50 1
soldier superhero t short story 2.88 17
soldier t collection 2.75 2
soldier t novel 3.33 18
soldier t short story 3.03 19
sorcery fantasy superhero t anthology 2.75 2
sorcery fantasy superhero t collection 3.96 38
sorcery fantasy superhero t novel 3.46 105
sorcery fantasy superhero t omnibus 4.36 7
sorcery fantasy superhero t short story 3.48 224
sorcery fantasy t anthology 2.97 15
sorcery fantasy t collection 3.38 4
sorcery fantasy t non-fiction 3.00 1
sorcery fantasy t novel 3.24 261
sorcery fantasy t omnibus 4.10 5
sorcery fantasy t short story 3.20 359
speculative t collection 2.00 2
speculative t magazine 2.50 1
speculative t novel 2.91 55
speculative t short story 2.78 251
sport t short story 3.00 12
spy superhero t collection 3.30 5
spy superhero t non-fiction 3.50 1
spy superhero t novel 3.36 48
spy superhero t short story 3.24 34
spy t novel 3.26 83
spy t short story 3.00 3
study t non-fiction 4.07 37
superhero t anthology 3.62 30
superhero t collection 1.00 1
superhero t magazine 1.00 1
superhero t novel 3.22 200
superhero t short story 3.46 495
supernatural fantasy superhero t anthology 3.63 4
supernatural fantasy superhero t novel 3.23 148
supernatural fantasy superhero t omnibus 3.50 1
supernatural fantasy superhero t short story 3.33 63
supernatural fantasy t anthology 3.12 17
supernatural fantasy t collection 3.40 15
supernatural fantasy t magazine 3.00 2
supernatural fantasy t novel 2.86 122
supernatural fantasy t omnibus 2.00 1
supernatural fantasy t short story 3.21 950
swords superhero t novel 3.67 15
swords superhero t short story 3.32 11
swords t collection 3.00 6
swords t novel 3.03 48
swords t short story 3.22 70


Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Most Famous Little Girl In the World - Nancy Kress

http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/originals/originals_archive/kress2/

Alien abduction civility.


4 out of 5

Approaching Perimelasma - Geoffrey A. Landis

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

Black hole wormhole fun.


4.5 out of 5

Synthetic Serendipity - Vernor Vinge

http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/oct05/1552

Adult education.


3 out of 5

Friday, December 21, 2007

Untitled Story - Frank M. Robinson

http://www.archive.org/download/OTRR_Dimension_X_Singles/Dimension_X_1951-08-23__45_UntitledStory_64kb.mp3

Investigation time disappearance.


4 out of 5

Hoods 2 - Mercedes Lackey and Cody Martin

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/secretworldchronicle/~3/203522149/PB-SecretWorldChronicleBookTwo-09.mp3

Seraphim runs into John Murdock and both are rather bemused.


3.5 out of 5

A Pebble In the Sky - Isaac Asimov

http://www.archive.org/download/OTRR_Dimension_X_Singles/Dimension_X_1951-06-17__37_PebbleInTheSky_64kb.mp3

Not from Earth? Have we got a virus for you!


3.5 out of 5

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Start the Clock - Benjamin Rosenbaum

http://www.benjaminrosenbaum.com/stories/start.the.clock.html

Arrested development decision.


3.5 out of 5

Lambing Season - Molly Gloss

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

Starmandog.


3.5 out of 5

The Iron Chancellor - Robert Silverberg

http://www.ottolejeune.com/xpodcast/126_TheIronChancellor.mp3

Robot diet extreme.


3.5 out of 5

Gray Flannel Armour - Robert Sheckley

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1C/xminusone_580109_GrayFlannelArmor.mp3

Bad matchmaking.


2 out of 5

Prime Difference - Alan E. Nourse

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1C/xminusone_580102_PrimeDifference.mp3

Double woman trouble.


3 out of 5

Target One - Frederik Pohl

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1C/xminusone_571226_TargetOne.mp3

Einstein kill change pointless.


4 out of 5

Double Dare - Robert Silverberg

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1C/xminusone_571219_DoubleDare.mp3

Alien test perpetual motion scam.


3.5 out of 5

A Dry Quiet War - Tony Daniel

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

Metaspace Marine homecoming cleanout.


4.5 out of 5

Point Of Departure - Vaughn Shelton

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1C/xminusone_571017_PointOfDeparture.mp3

Trying to get the model right.


3 out of 5

Shocktroop - Daniel F. Galouye

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1C/xminusone_571128_Shocktroop.mp3

Get in there and don't get zapped you loafers, or I'll feed you into the disposal unit.


3 out of 5

The Light - Poul Anderson

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1C/xminusone_571024_TheLight.mp3

A spot of interplanetary photography.


3 out of 5

The Wind Is Rising - Robert Sheckley

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1C/xminusone_571003_AWindIsRising.mp3

Guess we have to sail out.


2.5 out of 5

Tyslana - James Gunn

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1C/xminusone_570919_Tsylana.mp3

Neurotic hierarchy.


3 out of 5

The Native Problem - Robert Sheckley

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1C/xminusone_570926_TheNativeProblem.mp3

Travel used to be slow, you know.


2 out of 5

Volpla - Wyman Guin

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_570829_Volpla.mp3

You made us, but stuffed if we will live like animals.


3.5 out of 5

Drop Dead - Clifford D. Simak

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_570822_DropDead.mp3

Chuck another critter on the barbie. Just hope its not me.


4 out of 5

The Great Economy Of The Saurian Mode - Michaelene Pendleton

http://www.asimovs.com/_issue_0202/MODESaurian.html

Terribly smelly lizards.


4 out of 5

The Scapegoat - Richard Maples

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_570815_AtThePost.mp3

Bad old alien.


2.5 out of 5

End As A World - Floyd L. Wallace

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_570801_EndAsAWorld.mp3

Please pay my allowance early.


3.5 out of 5

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Haunted Corpse - Frederik Pohl

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_570725_TheHauntedCorpse.mp3

Missed me! Thanks for the body though.


4 out of 5

The Merchants Of Venus - A. H. Phelps

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_570718_TheMerchantsOfVenus.mp3

Hard to get around here.


1.5 out of 5

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Avatar - Lou Antonelli

http://www.darkermatter.com/issue2/avatar.php

Aztec radiation resistance bonus.


3.5 out of 5

True History - Jason Stoddard

http://www.darkermatter.com/issue5/true_history.php

Mesh networking.


3.5 out of 5

Starlings - Jerry Oltion

http://www.darkermatter.com/issue5/starlings.php

Mutant deer rather alien.


3.5 out of 5

Terms Of Service - Jason Stoddard

http://www.darkermatter.com/issue2/terms_of_service.php

Colonisation malware.


4 out of 5

Early Model - Robert Sheckley

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_570711_EarlyModel.mp3

"I am not evil! Scout's Honour!"


4 out of 5

The Golem - Avram Davidson

http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/classics/classics_archive/davidson3/

"I am not a human being!"


3.5 out of 5

Missing Link - Frank Herbert

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/23210/23210-h/23210-h.htm

Martial alien monkeymen moonside misappropriation recovery.


3 out of 5

The Ladies - Elizabeth Bear

http://coyotewildmag.com/December2007/ladies_bear.html

Suffragette campaign commander in chief.


4 out of 5

Monday, December 17, 2007

Subterranean Online 04 - William Schafer

An ok issue, with an average of 3.33 for stories. Another Bear column, and a good column by Joe Lansdale talking about his connection to Robert E. Howard, and in particular, Almuric. Nothing outstanding, but a couple of quite good stories and a reasonable mag overall. There is even a pirate story.

However, that being said, the average for the 4 issues for the year was 3.37. For a new online effort, that is really rather impressive, as my average for 'Major Magazines' that I have read is 3.40 for the modern area that I have read and rated (Analog/Asimovs/FSF/JBU/Interzone/Weird Tales).


SUBTERRANEAN04 : Promises to Keep - Charles de Lint
SUBTERRANEAN04 : Fire in the Lake - Chris Roberson
SUBTERRANEAN04 : Show of Hands - David Prill
SUBTERRANEAN04 : The Fly and Die Ticket - Jay Lake
SUBTERRANEAN04 : In the Dreamtime of Lady Resurrection - Caitlín R. Kiernan
SUBTERRANEAN04 : Merry Bunta! A Lucifer Jones Story - Mike Resnick
SUBTERRANEAN04 : The Acquaintance - Kealan Patrick Burke
SUBTERRANEAN04 : The Blackwood Oak - Stephen Gallagher
SUBTERRANEAN04 : The Four Hundred Thousand - Livia Llewellyn
SUBTERRANEAN04 : The Sagan Diary - John Scalzi
SUBTERRANEAN04 : The Support Technician Tango - Daniel Abraham
SUBTERRANEAN04 : Or Else My Lady Keeps the Key - Kage Baker


Too many dead people.

3 out of 5


Murder mystery story.

3 out of 5


Pretty or not, they all mangle the same.

2.5 out of 5


"It is a statistical certainty that Rajamurtha-equipped ships will eventually undergo leptogenic transformations which effectively end their service life, and incidentally render them rather strange, physically unstable, and in certain cases extremely dangerous."

or

"Your lucky day, Lepto Boy.”

4 out of 5


Life experiment.

3 out of 5


Life experiment.

3 out of 5


Craic crackback.

3.5 out of 5


Elementally unhappy campers.

3.5 out of 5


Draft baby factory.

4 out of 5


The Sagan Diary begins with a tech type whingeing about how the specially grown Special Forces types aren't really allowing full access to their brainpal records when they change to new bodies for settlement.

It then changes to Jane reminiscing, somewhat lyrically at times about stages and times in her life before she undergoes a body swap to go and settle on a planet.

The audio version is read by several different women, some sf writers.

3 out of 5


Dancing geekfoolery.

3.5 out of 5



"We are a utopian fraternity of corsairs, rebels against the entrenched corruption of kings and merchants. We have refused the chains of Civilization and live in perfect equality here, upon the wide sea, the mother of liberty."

3.5 out of 5





3.5 out of 5

Or Else My Lady Keeps the Key - Kage Baker

http://subterraneanpress.com/index.php/magazine/fall2007/fiction-or-else-my-lady-keeps-the-key-excerpt-by-kage-baker/

"We are a utopian fraternity of corsairs, rebels against the entrenched corruption of kings and merchants. We have refused the chains of Civilization and live in perfect equality here, upon the wide sea, the mother of liberty."

or

Join up, else feet, meet plank.


3.5 out of 5

The Support Technician Tango - Daniel Abraham

http://subterraneanpress.com/index.php/magazine/fall2007/fiction-the-support-technician-tango-by-daniel-abraham/

Dancing geekfoolery.


3.5 out of 5

The Four Hundred Thousand - Livia Llewellyn

http://subterraneanpress.com/index.php/magazine/fall2007/fiction-the-four-hundred-thousand-by-livia-llewellyn/

Draft baby factory.


4 out of 5

The Blackwood Oak - Stephen Gallagher

http://subterraneanpress.com/index.php/magazine/fall2007/fiction-the-blackwood-oak-by-stephen-gallagher/

Elementally unhappy campers.


3.5 out of 5

The Acquaintance - Kealan Patrick Burke

http://subterraneanpress.com/index.php/magazine/fall2007/fiction-the-acquaintance-by-kealan-patrick-burke/

Craic crackback.


3.5 out of 5

A Lonely Impulse - Roz Kaveney

http://glamourousrags.dymphna.net/alonelyimpulse.html

Super flying woman inspires envy.


3.5 out of 5

Totally Trashed - Roz Kaveney

http://glamourousrags.dymphna.net/totallytrashed.html

Multiple Marcia mayhem.


3 out of 5

Merry Bunta - Mike Resnick

http://subterraneanpress.com/index.php/magazine/fall2007/fiction-merry-bunta-a-lucifer-jones-story-by-mike-resnick/

I smile at me when I got to a hot time in Rio.


3.5 out of 5

Promises To Keep - Charles de Lint

http://subterraneanpress.com/index.php/magazine/fall2007/audiobook-promises-to-keep-by-charles-de-lint-read-by-yanni-kuznia/

Too many dead people.


3 out of 5

In the Dreamtime of Lady Resurrection - Caitlin R. Kiernan

http://subterraneanpress.com/index.php/magazine/fall2007/fiction-in-the-dreamtime-of-lady-resurrection-by-caitlin-r-kiernan/

Life experiment.


3 out of 5

The Category Inventor - Arthur Sellings

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_570627_TheCategoryInventor.mp3

Making up a job.


3 out of 5

Inside Story - Richard Wilson

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_570620_InsideStory.mp3

Out for me.


2 out of 5

Man's Best Friend - Evelyn E. Smith

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_570424_MansBestFriend.mp3

Prognostication is fatal.


3.5 out of 5

The Discovery Of Morneal Mathaway - William Tenn

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_570417_TheDiscoveryOfMornealMatheway.mp3

Artist wanker.


3 out of 5

Something For Nothing - Robert Sheckley

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_570410_SomethingForNothing.mp3

Live longtime. Work longtime. Pay peanuts.


4 out of 5

Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Tang Dynasty Underwater Pyramid - Walter Jon Williams

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

Diatom outbreak scuttling solution.


4 out of 5

All Of Us Can Almost - Carol Emshwiller

http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/originals/originals_archive/emshwiller6/

Unlearning to fly.


3 out of 5

My Mother Dancing - Nancy Kress

http://www.asimovs.com/_issue_0602/mymother.shtml

Only human.


3.5 out of 5

The Voluntary State - Christopher Rowe

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

Southern Somatype.


3 out of 5

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Bag Lady - Walter Jon Williams

http://www.wildcardsbooks.com/lostarchives/baglady.html

From the new wild cards site lost archives.

Apparently - and this story is given as an intro to the piece - a concept story that Williams did to show that Wild Cards could work.

Not surprised they liked the idea - this is very good, Modular Man, Black Shadow, the shifter, and various other references, including the giant ape.

Very cool to see.


4.5 out of 5

Homeward Bound - George Griffith

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0602331.txt

"You mean that we may not have enough to keep us from falling into one of the planets or perhaps into the sun itself..."


3.5 out of 5

In Saturn's Realm - George Griffith

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0602341.txt

"Hardened steel and toughened glass ought to be more than a match
for a lot of exaggerated jelly-fish like these..."


3.5 out of 5

A Glimpse Of the Sinless Star - George Griffith

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0602311.txt

Winged singers.


3 out of 5

A Visit To the Moon - George Griffith

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0602321.txt

"Breakfast on the moon!" she exclaimed. "That would be just too lovely for words! Of course we'll wait."


2.5 out of 5

The World Of the War God - George Griffith

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0602361.txt

"That ought to be quite a delightful trip!" said her ladyship, "but how commonplace you are getting, Lenox. That's so like you Englishmen.


3.5 out of 5

The World of the Crystal Cities - George Griffith

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0602351.txt

"Glorified hot houses, as I'm alive," exclaimed Redgrave.


3.5 out of 5

The Romance Of Golden Star - George Griffith

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0603371.txt

Inca mummy girl, old school.


That is probably about all you need to know, added on to a nice little war and confrontation late in the piece : -

"I had not forgotten that old training which taught an Inca warrior to
look on near-approaching death with unmoved eyes and unshaken heart, and
this was only such a hazard as I had taken a score of times before. I
bade Hartness lead Ruth and Golden Star into the temple behind us, so
that they should not see what was about to be done. Then I took my place
on the throne again and ordered Djama to be raised and stood on his
feet.

He rose of himself, very pale but calm and strong in his own evil
strength, fearing nothing, as became a man for whom death had no terrors
and, it might be, few secrets. We looked each other in the eyes in
silence, and in the midst of an utter stillness that had fallen on the
vast throng, until Hartness came back. Then I said,--

'That is enough, Laurens Djama. Choose now what death you will die, but,
for your own sake and Joyful Star's, choose a quick one.'

Although my voice was as the voice of doom to him, yet he did not quail
even then, for if his heart was black it was very strong, and fear had
never entered into it. He drew himself up to the full height of his
stature and, looking me full in the eyes, he said as quietly as I had
ever heard him speak,--

'That choice is always mine, whether you give it to me or not. You have
threatened me with death before and I have told you that you could not
kill me. Now watch and see if I spoke the truth.'"


3 out of 5

A Corner In Lightning - George Griffith

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0603341.txt

Power monopoly failure.


3 out of 5

From Pole To Pole - George Griffith

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0603351.txt

It's cold work to get to the Centre of the Earth.


3.5 out of 5

The Raid Of Le Vengeur - George Griffith

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0603361.txt

Invisible squadron destruction prevention.


3.5 out of 5

The Likeness Of A Wolf - Chris Roberson

http://www.chrisroberson.net/2007/11/free-fiction-friday-likeness-of-wolf.html

Hairy elfspotting.


2 out of 5

Long Night Holy Night - Chris Roberson

http://www.chrisroberson.net/ramble.html

Pelted family.


2.5 out of 5

Three Unbroken 06 Contention - Chris Roberson

http://www.solarisbooks.com/books/three-unbroken/free/page6.asp

Send the envoy.


4 out of 5

Three Unbroken 05 Waiting - Chris Roberson

http://www.solarisbooks.com/books/three-unbroken/free/page5.asp

Fancy the Red Light District?


3.5 out of 5

Three Unbroken 04 Juvenile Ignorance - Chris Roberson

http://www.solarisbooks.com/books/three-unbroken/free/page4.asp

"He’d studied until it felt that his brain would explode, and his eyes run like jelly from their sockets."

No Navy, no Air Force, looks like it is a grunt's life for you, boy.


3.5 out of 5

Three Unbroken 03 Birth Throes - Chris Roberson

http://www.solarisbooks.com/books/three-unbroken/free/page3.asp

In the Navy? Nope. Gonna be a pilot.


3.5 out of 5

Three Unbroken 02 Pure Yin - Chris Roberson

http://www.solarisbooks.com/books/three-unbroken/free/page2.asp

Operating Great Holdings cold war.


3 out of 5

Children of the Betsy B - Malcolm Jameson

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0608361.txt

Pirate vehicle descendants.


2.5 out of 5

The Sorcerer's Apprentice - Malcolm Jameson

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0608371.txt

"He was called The Sorcerer for good reason, although he in no way resembled the picture favored by illustrators of weird stories. He dealt with interstellar and interplanetary forces."


2.5 out of 5

Train For Flushing - Malcolm Jameson

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0608381.txt

Backwards trip.


2 out of 5

Tricky Tonnage - Malcolm Jameson

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0608381.txt

"I kept on listening. Elmer's whole theory of gravities was pretty involved, and in some spots downright screwy. But on the whole it hung together, and there I was riding along on a stream of moving gravitons to prove it."


3 out of 5

Doctor Zero and Others - Paul Chadwick

An assorted collection of tales, including a couple of Wade Hammond. Mostly pretty average.

Doctor Zero : DOCTOR ZERO - Paul Chadwick
Doctor Zero : MISTRESS OF SNARLING DEATH - Paul Chadwick
Doctor Zero : THE THING THAT KILLED - Paul Chadwick
Doctor Zero : SKYSCRAPER HORROR - Paul Chadwick
Doctor Zero : CROSS WORDS FOR CROOKS - Paul Chadwick

When purple fireballs of death start wiping people out, Wade Hammond is called in as the only man that has a shot at quickly finding out what is going down, and tracking down Doctor Zero.

3 out of 5


Scary accomodation.

3 out of 5


Botany killer.

3 out of 5


Wade is called in to investigate a ghost in a skyscraper, and when doing so, finds a murderer, as well.

2.5 out of 5




1.5 out of 5

Cross Words For Crooks - Paul Chadwick

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0604081.txt

Bellhop puzzle.


2.5 out of 5

The Thing That Killed - Paul Chadwick

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0604081.txt

Botany killer.


3 out of 5

Mistress Of Snarling Death - Paul Chadwick

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0604081.txt

Scary accomodation.


3 out of 5

The Wendigo - Theodore Roosevelt

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0606451.txt

Big, furry, walking, hope it doesn't eat me.


3.5 out of 5

The Problem of Cell 13 - Jacques Futrelle

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0603601.txt

Escape gear.


3.5 out of 5

The Wendigo - Algernon Blackwood

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/10897/10897-h/10897-h.htm

"Out there, in the heart of unreclaimed wilderness, they had surely witnessed something crudely and essentially primitive. Something that had survived somehow the advance of humanity had emerged terrifically, betraying a scale of life still monstrous and immature."


4 out of 5

When Super-Apes Plot - Wilder Anthony

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0604181.txt

Shaggy red blokes seaplane rescue.


2.5 out of 5

Friday, December 14, 2007

Martian Sam - Ernest Kimoy

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_570403_MartianSam.mp3

Very stoopid baseball acquisition.


2 out of 5

Thursday, December 13, 2007

At the Post - H. L. Gold

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_570327_AtThePost.mp3

Species survival writing release.


3 out of 5

The Lights On Precipice Peak - Stephen Tall

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_570313_TheLightsOnPrecipicePeak.mp3

Mountain adaptation people discovery.


3 out of 5

The Seventh Victim - Robert Sheckley

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_570306_TheSeventhVictim.mp3

Hunting courtship kill.


4 out of 5

Real Gone - Ernest Kimoy

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_570227_RealGone.mp3

The catalyst, shortly.


2.5 out of 5

Field Study - Peter Phillips

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_570220_FieldStudy.mp3

Other race possession conversation interlude.


3.5 out of 5

The Trap - Robert Sheckley

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_570213_TheTrap.mp3

Not fair leaving me here.


2 out of 5

Chronological Bibliography of Science Fiction History Theory and Criticism - Istvan Csicsery-Ronay

http://www.depauw.edu/sfs/biblio.htm

A list of books and articles about SF. Useful for looking for encyclopedias, reference, etc.


4 out of 5

Science Fiction Fantasy and Weird Fiction Magazine Index - Stephen T. Miller and William G. Contento

http://www.locusmag.com/index/chklst/0chklst.htm

Similar style to their others, this one to do with magazines. Again, excellent.


5 out of 5

Index to Science Fiction - William G. Contento

http://www.philsp.com/homeville/ISFAC/0start.htm

Like the Locus index, but earlier than 1984. Also really excellent.


5 out of 5

The Internet Speculative Fiction Database - Al Von Ruff and Various Public

http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/index.cgi

Lots of bibliography stuff. Starting to get rather good now.


4.5 out of 5

The Locus Index To Science Fiction - Charles N. Brown and William G. Contento

http://www.locusmag.com/index/0start.html

Huge wodges of listings of books, magazines and people of SF related publishing from 1984 onward.

Really bloody excellent.


5 out of 5

Venus Is A Man's World - William Tenn

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_570206_VenusIsAMansWorld.mp3

Female rule male shortage.


2 out of 5

Caretaker - James H. Schmitz

http://www.webscription.net/chapters/0743435591/0743435591___4.htm

Shocking planet encounter a fair bit uglier than it seems.


3 out of 5

Open Warfare - James Gunn

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_570123_OpenWarfare.mp3

Ordinary bet.


2.5 out of 5

The Girls From Earth - Frank M. Robinson

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_570116_TheGirlsFromEarth.mp3

Matchmaking scam payoff.


3 out of 5

Saucer Of Loneliness - Theodore Sturgeon

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_570109_SaucerOfLonliness.mp3

Aliens just get you harrassed.


3 out of 5

Honeymoon In Hell - Fredric Brown

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_561226_HoneymoonInHell.mp3

Male creation prevention abduction hypnosis.


3 out of 5

The Reluctant Heroes - Frank M. Robinson

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_561219_TheReluctantHeroes.mp3

Man not wanna be in moon too long.


3.5 out of 5

Chain Of Command - Steven Arr

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_561121_ChainOfCommand.mp3

Mouse security.


3.5 out of 5

The Climb to the Stars : The Growth of (free online) Space Opera - A Mastodon ebook

The Climb to the Stars : The Growth of (free online) Space Opera - A Mastodon ebook

edited by H. E. Avenoklewz and I. M. Nutsireus


Mastodon ebooks is an imprint of no-one. You think anyone is that silly?

All rights to all compilations of ancient Tellurian material abolished in the Copyfighter Dktrvian rebellion victory constitution, July 17, 2671.



This ebook is a Virtual Anthology of pre 1960s (or as close as we can work out, that is a hell of a long time ago, ancient literature fans) era Tellurian 'science fiction' written entertainment material, wherein the editors do commit short novelage in the process of availability and variety over quality and quantity when necessary.

Said cheapskate publisher (probably wisely, it must be said given the lack of intellect, experience or knowledge of said editorial staff) has left little space for an introduction.

So, H. E. says Planetary Romance equals lollygagging around the Tellurian solar system, or chopping possibly funnily colored aliens up with swords or maybe blasting them with the odd raygun for variety.

I.M. suggests that Space Opera is tooling around large distances between stars, generally in spaceships and frequently blowing stuff up. Or, to paraphrase the great philospher S'an Knnery from the planet Caledonia IV : never bring an asteroid to a contra-terrene planet fight.

They will also point out that they most definitely make no claims to having been diligent enough to either read or check this, and will cheerfully make the waffling excuse 'hey, it is only the 28th century, you think we can easily classify entertainment, yet?' They will admit that it is more than 100% quantumly certain they have missed plenty.

The editors, however, are competent enough to point out that in the interests of authenticity, the following work is provided in archaic html 'www' technology, and each entry is what was once known as a 'URL' which was accessed via an optical pointing device apparently likened to a rodent.



Part 1 - Planetary Romance

John Carter and the Giant of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs
In Saturn's Realm - George Griffith
Vandals of the Void - James Morgan Walsh
A Conquest of Two Worlds - Edmond Hamilton
The Vaults of Yoh-Vombis - Clark Ashton Smith
Almuric - Robert E. Howard
Man From the Moon - Otis Adelbert Kline
Armageddon 2419 AD - Philip Francis Nowlan

Part 2 - Space Opera

First Contact - Murray Leinster
The C-Chute - Isaac Asimov
Hall of Fame - A. Bertram Chandler
And Devious the Line of Duty - Tom Godwin
Colony - Philip K. Dick
Space Viking - H. Beam Piper
Breaking Point - James E. Gunn
Universe - Robert A. Heinlein
Wreckers of the Star Patrol - Malcolm Jameson
The Map Makers - Frederik Pohl
Agent of Vega - James H. Schmitz
The Ultimate Weapon - John W. Campbell
Black Destroyer - A. E. Van Vogt
The Vortex Blaster - E. E. Doc Smith



Appendices

Other Reading of Interest from Mastodon ebooks and the Baen Free Library


1. Planetary Romance

Edwin L. Arnold - Gulliver of Mars

Edgar Rice Burroughs - Barsoom 01 A Princess of Mars
Edgar Rice Burroughs - Barsoom 02 Gods of Mars
Edgar Rice Burroughs - Barsoom 03 War-lord of Mars
Edgar Rice Burroughs - Barsoom 04 The Chessmen of Mars
Edgar Rice Burroughs - Barsoom 05 Thuvia
Edgar Rice Burroughs - Barsoom 06 The Master Mind of Mars
Edgar Rice Burroughs - Barsoom 07 Fighting Man of Mars
Edgar Rice Burroughs - Barsoom 08 Swords of Mars
Edgar Rice Burroughs - Barsoom 09 Synthetic Men of Mars
Edgar Rice Burroughs - Barsoom 10 Llana of Gathol
Edgar Rice Burroughs - Barsoom 12 Skeleton Men of Jupiter
Edgar Rice Burroughs - Venus 02 Lost on Venus
Edgar Rice Burroughs - Venus 03 Carson of Venus
Edgar Rice Burroughs - Venus 04 Escape on Venus

George Griffith - Homeward Bound
George Griffith - A Glimpse of the Sinless Star
George Griffith - A Visit to the Moon
George Griffith - The World of the War God
George Griffith - The World of the Crystal Cities
George Griffith - Honeymoon in Space

Otis Adelbert Kline - Planet of Peril
Otis Adelbert Kline - The Prince of Peril
Otis Adelbert Kline - The Port of Peril
Otis Adelbert Kline - Outlaws of Mars
Otis Adelbert Kline - Maza of the Moon
Otis Adelbert Kline - Jan of the Jungle
Otis Adelbert Kline - Stolen Centuries
Otis Adelbert Kline - Man from the Moon

Philip Francis Nowlan - The Airlords of Han
Philip Francis Nowlan - The Prince of Mars Returns

Garrett P. Serviss - A Columbus of Space
Garrett P. Serviss - Edison's Conquest of Mars


2. Space Opera

Invaders from the Infinite - John W. Campbell
Islands of Space - John W. Campbell
The Black Star Passes - John W. Campbell

And Devious the Line of Duty - Tom Godwin
The Survivors - Tom Godwin

The Pirates of Zan - Murray Leinster

Agent of Vega - James H. Schmitz
Original Edited Edition - James H. Schmitz
TNT Telzey 'n Trigger - James H. Schmitz
Telzey Amberdon - James H. Schmitz
The Hub Dangerous Territory - James H. Schmitz

The Skylark of Space - E. E. Doc Smith
Skylark Three - E. E. Doc Smith
Spacehounds of IPC - E. E. Doc Smith
Triplanetary - E. E. Doc Smith
The Galaxy Primes - E. E. Doc Smith
Subspace Survivors - E. E. Doc Smith
Masters of Space - E. E. Doc Smith

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Wreckers of the Star Patrol - Malcolm Jameson

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0608391.txt

"We want no namby-pamby sissies in the Hyperion!"

"As for the crew, Hartwell ignored them--they were the scum of the sky ports of a score of planetoids."


3 out of 5

Man From the Moon - Otis Adelbert Kline

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0603611.txt

A new Master of Earth, Lido Khan.


2.5 out of 5

Sam This Is You - Murray Leinster

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_561031_SamThisIsYou.mp3

Future self convo.


3 out of 5

Pictures Don't Lie - Katherine MacLean

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_561024_PicturesDontLie.mp3

Strange landing fast talking.


2.5 out of 5

Soldier Boy - Michael Shaara

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_561017_SoldierBoy.mp3

Take the monkey thing home.


3 out of 5

Colony - Philip K. Dick

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_561010_Colony.mp3

Object violence.


3.5 out of 5

Protective Mimicry - Algis Budrys

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_561003_ProtectiveMimicry.mp3

A bit of native colour.


3 out of 5

The Map Makers - Frederik Pohl

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_560926_TheMapMakers.mp3

Hyperspace is confusing.


3.5 out of 5

The Lifeboat Mutiny - Robert Sheckley

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_560911_TheLifeboatMutiny.mp3

Droning on defeat.


4 out of 5

Lost Sorceress of the Silent Citadel - Michael Moorcock

http://www.starshipsofa.com/podcast/Michael_Moorcock's_The_Lost_Sorceress_of_The_Silent_Citadel.mp3

Are your MacShards, gunning?


3 out of 5

Junkyard Universes - Paul J. McAuley

http://www.omegacom.demon.co.uk/opera.htm

Said author writing about the New Space Opera in this essay.


3.5 out of 5

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Last Martian - Fredric Brown

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_560807_TheLastMartian.mp3

Taking care of the alien.


3 out of 5

Stars Are the Styx - Theodore Sturgeon

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_560724_TheStarsAreTheStyx.mp3

Interstellar lack of evidence.


3 out of 5

The Old Die Rich - H. L. Gold

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_560717_TheOldDieRich.mp3

Time travel really makes you hungry.


4.5 out of 5

Bad Medicine - Robert Sheckley

Bad Medicine - Robert Sheckley

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_560710_BadMedicine.mp3

Machine cure help not handy.


2.5 out of 5

Project Mastodon - Clifford D. Simak

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1_A/xminusone_560605_ProjectMastodon.mp3

Postage stamp countries not quite all alike.


3 out of 5

The Outer Limit - Graham Dorr

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1_A/xminusone_551116_TheOuterLimit.mp3

Not a high priority.


2 out of 5

New Weird Discussion Archive - Kathryn Cramer

http://www.kathryncramer.com/kathryn_cramer/2007/07/the-new-weird-a.html

Multiple links and formated documents to an original forum discussion.


4.5 out of 5

Epic Fantasy Symposium Discussion - Daniel Abraham

http://www.danielabraham.com/newsite/?cat=14

Whereas he takes a look at a discussion between a few writers, including that George R. R. Martin guy about what epic world fantasy is. Also mentions 'second world fantasy', a term that seems to make sense to me.


3.5 out of 5

Space Opera Citations - Jesse Sheidlower

http://www.jessesword.com/sf/view/215

Has Tucker's original quote, and a few others mentions.


3.5 out of 5

What Is the Singularity - Vernor Vinge

http://mindstalk.net/vinge/vinge-sing.html

Looks like he has about 16 years left to get one. :)


4 out of 5

The Castaways - Ernest Kimoy

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1_A/xminusone_550915_TheCastaways.mp3

Should stay lost.


2 out of 5

The Martian Death March - Ernest Kimoy

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1_A/xminusone_550908_TheMartianDeathMarch.mp3

Dad a bit quick on the trigger.


2.5 out of 5

Shanghaied - Ernest Kimoy

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1_A/xminusone_550901_Shanghaied.mp3

Very late from bachelor party.


3 out of 5

Scrimshaw - Murray Leinster

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/2/3/7/9/23791/23791-h/23791-h.htm

Crack shack kill.


2.5 out of 5

Cry From A Far Planet - Tom Godwin

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/2/3/7/9/23799/23799-h/23799-h.htm

Twins not such a great crew for telepathic cat men and blaster.


3 out of 5

Perigi's Wonderful Dolls - George Lefferts

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1_A/xminusone_550605_PerigisWonderfulDolls.mp3

Evil little alien front.


3 out of 5

The Man In the Moon - George Lefferts

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1_A/xminusone_550529_TheManInTheMoon.mp3

Rogue colony missing persons.


2.5 out of 5

Second Sight - Alan E. Nourse

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/22997/22997-h/22997-h.htm

Psi-high problems.


3 out of 5

The Parade - George Lefferts

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1_A/xminusone_550501_TheParade.mp3

Selling the Martian Invasion.


3.5 out of 5

No Contact - George Lefferts

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1_A/xminusone_550424_NoContact.mp3

Galactic barrier breach ship trip alien infiltration.


2.5 out of 5

Interstellar Conflict Across Time: Military and Structural Similarities and Differences Throughout the History of Space Opera - Derryl Murphy

http://www.strangehorizons.com/2003/20030707/space_opera.shtml

An essay looking at space opera reflecting conservative elements of the culture it was born in, etc.


3.5 out of 5

Lulungameena - Gordon R. Dickson

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1_A/xminusone_560529_Lulungameena.mp3

Hexapod visit.


3.5 out of 5

Hoods 1 - Mercedes Lackey and Cody Martin

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/secretworldchronicle/~3/197651453/PB-SecretWorldChronicleBookTwo-08.mp3

John Murdoch is helping out an area Echo has been ignoring, and finds himself staying longer than expected.


4 out 5

Monday, December 10, 2007

Hallucination Orbit - J. T. McIntosh

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1_A/xminusone_560515_HallucinationOrbit.mp3

Reality gives me a headache.


3.5 out of 5

The Seventh Order - Jerry Sohl

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1_A/xminusone_560508_TheSeventhOrder.mp3

One of you and one robot to take over the world?


3 out of 5

Mr Costello Hero - Theodore Sturgeon

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_560703_MrCostelloHero.mp3

Mutiny preparations.


3 out of 5

Wherever You May Be - James Gunn

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_560626_WhereverYouMayBe.mp3

How about a bit of that telekinesis stuff?


3 out of 5

Project Trojan - Ernest Kimoy

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_560619_ProjectTrojan.mp3

A bit sci-fi, better quit this one.


2.5 out of 5

If You Was A Moklin - Murray Leinster

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1B/xminusone_560612_IfYouWasAMoklin.mp3

They a bit odd.


2.5 out of 5

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Temptation - David Brin

http://www.davidbrin.com/temptation1.html

Dolphin escape and magic time diaspora subservience scheme rejection.


3.5 out of 5

Sea Legs - Frank Petrocchi

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1_A/xminusone_560501_SeaLegs.mp3

Space service return story subterfuge.


3 out of 5

Hello Tomorrow - George Lefferts

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1_A/xminusone_551103_HelloTomorrow.mp3

Checkpoint robot control.


2 out of 5

The New Space Opera Discussion - Jonathan Strahan

http://www.nightshadebooks.com/discus/messages/270/1171.html

This is long before his book, on a thread on the Nightshade books forum, and we will credit him for starting it :-

There are definitely Names You Will Recognise in this thread, even if some of them have not Committed New Space Opera.


4 out of 5

Saturday, December 08, 2007

The Tunnel Under the World - Frederik Pohl

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1_A/xminusone_560314_TunnelUnderTheWorld.mp3

Brain capacity reduction circuit.

(maybe a 3.25)


3 out of 5

The Sense of Wonder - Milton Lesser

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1_A/xminusone_560424_TheSenseOfWonder.mp3

Ship stop subterfuge.


3 out of 5

Jaywalker - Ross Rocklynne

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1_A/xminusone_560417_Jaywalker.mp3

Pilot wife life whinge ship swing.


2.5 out of 5

Star Bright - Mark Clifton

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1_A/xminusone_560417_Jaywalker.mp3

Dimension girl search.


3.5 out of 5

How-To - Clifford D. Simak

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1_A/xminusone_560403_How-To.mp3

Robot defense.


4 out of 5

$1000 A Plate - Jack McKenty

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1_A/xminusone_560321_AThousandDollarsAPlate.mp3

Martian gambling fireworks.


3.5 out of 5

Friday, December 07, 2007

Almuric - Robert E. Howard

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0701111.txt


A sword and planet adventure in the Burroughs tradition. If you like that sort of thing I am pretty sure you will like this one.

Of the protagonist:

"Esau Cairn was, in short, a freak--a
man whose physical body and mental bent leaned back to the primordial.

Born in the Southwest, of old frontier stock, he came of a race
whose characteristics were inclined toward violence, and whose
traditions were of war and feud and battle against man and nature. The
mountain country in which he spent his boyhood carried out the
tradition. Contest--physical contest--was the breath of life to him.
Without it he was unstable and uncertain. Because of his peculiar
physical make-up, full enjoyment in a legitimate way, in the ring or
on the football field was denied him. His career as a football player
was marked by crippling injuries received by men playing against him,
and he was branded as an unnecessarily brutal man, who fought to maim
his opponents rather than win games. This was unfair. The injuries
were simply resultant from the use of his great strength, always so
far superior to that of the men opposed to him. Cairn was not a great
sluggish lethargic giant as so many powerful men are; he was vibrant
with fierce life, ablaze with dynamic energy. Carried away by the lust
of combat, he forgot to control his powers, and the result was broken
limbs or fractured skulls for his opponents."

Desperate for a place to fit in he gets himself transported to another world by a man who now recounts his story.

And a dangerous place it is to arrive with nothing.

Needless to say, he gets over that, and soon swords, warriors, winged she-devils, evil queens and more are all over the place as he gets into trouble and doing some good that Conan himself would certainly be happy to have been involved in.

There are bad, violent, torturing things to be overthrown, and Esau Carin is the man to lead the army to do it.


3.5 out of 5

Junkyard - Clifford D. Simak

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1_A/xminusone_560222_Junkyard.mp3

New ship design.


3 out of 5

Thursday, December 06, 2007

The C-Chute - Isaac Asimov

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1_A/xminusone_560208_C-Chute.mp3

Jumping into space escape is a gas.


3.5 out of 5

Skulking Permit - Robert Sheckley

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1_A/xminusone_560215_SkulkingPermit.mp3

Still loyal to Earth. Maybe?


3.5 out of 5

The Cave of Night - James Gunn

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1_A/xminusone_560201_TheCaveOfNight.mp3

Lights out now, please.


3 out of 5

Marionettes Inc - Ray Bradbury

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1_A/xminusone_551221_MarionettesInc.mp3

Stuck puppets.


2 out of 5

To the Future - Ray Bradbury

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1_A/xminusone_551214_ToTheFuture.mp3

Past present story coercion.


2.5 out of 5

A Logic Named Joe - Murray Leinster

http://www.webscription.net/10.1125/Baen/0743499107/0743499107___2.htm

These machines are after me.


4 out of 5

Vital Factor - Nelson Bond

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1_A/xminusone_551130_TheVitalFactor.mp3

To build a spaceship, a Martian might be handy.


4 out of 5

Scherezade's Typewriter - Joe Hill

http://www.joehillfiction.com/audio/STypewriter.mp3

Ghostscript.


3.5 out of 5

Almost Human - Robert Bloch

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1_A/xminusone_550811_AlmostHuman.mp3

Cybernetic crime doesn't pay.


3 out of 5

Dwellers In Silence - Ray Bradbury

http://www.archive.org/download/XMinus1_A/xminusone_551110_DwellersInSilence.mp3

Yes, turn 'em off.


2 out of 5

The Night He Cried - Fritz Leiber

http://timetravelershow.com/2007/02/19/show-notes-tts-13-sexiest-tentacled-alien-ever/

Mike Pseudohammerpod.


3.5 out of 5