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Analog Science Fiction and Fact
Spilogale, Inc. Zine  ISBN/ITEM#: 1059-2113
Date: October 2006 /

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Analog Science Fiction and Fact – Vol. CXXV, No. 11 – November 2006 – ISSN 1059-2113
Table of Contents: Serial:Rollback (Part II of IV) by Robert J. Sawyer Novella: The Good Kill by Barry B. Longyear Novelette: Where Lies the Final Harbor? by Shane Tourtellotte Short Stories: Prenenge by Mike Resnick and Keven J. Anderson * Man, Descendant by Carl Frederick Science Fact: The Interstellar Conspiracy by Les Johnson and Gregory L. Matloff Reader's Departments: The Editor's Page * In Times to Come * The Alternate View by Jeffery D. Kooistra * The Reference Library by Tom Easton * Brass Tacks * Upcoming Events by Anthony Lewis

The latest issue of Analog has some of my favorite writers and all the stories got a Very Good from me. This was an enjoyable issue to read.

I first started reading magazine short fiction seriously to nominate for the Hugo Awards in 1980. The standout writer from the year before was Barry B. Longyear and I am very happy to read a new story from him. "The Good Kill" is a fun "buddy detective" story with one of the buddies being a duck with a human mind. Two detectives must find a killer and the conclusion is something I should have seen coming but didn't. This story was an utter delight. One of my favorite new writers is Shane Tourtellotte and he contributes a fine tale with "Where Lies the Final Harbor?". A reporter wants to find out why old navigators have been disappearing. She teams up with a navigator to search for a mysterious planet. What she finds changes her life.

"Prevenge" by Mike Resnick & Kevin J. Anderson is a tale of a man who is one of the Knights Temporal who go back in time to prevent murders. The man finds that things in this case are a little more complicated. In "Man, Descendant", Carl Frederick gives us a story about a man observing a black hole who gets a little out of sync with standard time.

All in all, this is a very good issue of this venerable magazine.

(Source: Spilogale, Inc.)

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