jeffsoesbe (jeffsoesbe) wrote,

Comment: Analog June 2007

Some good stories, definitely in the "Analog" model (as detailed by Stanley Schmidt in his intro column) of being based upon technical issues and problem solving, but I did enjoy the issue.

My favorite was the novella "The Sands of Titan" by Richard A. Lovett, a story about a man trying to save himself after he evacuates his ship and ends up on Titan. I thought the best aspect was the character of his embedded AI, which had the personality of a teenage girl. This created a parent-child, teacher-mentor aspect to their interaction that I really enjoyed. An outside candidate for a Hugo nomination.

Lovett also wrote a great "Science Fact" article about various asteroids and their characteristics. Great information, well-written, and with tons of idea germs that could help spark or flesh out stories.
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