Analog Science Fiction and Fact, March 2006

Reviewed date: 2006 Feb 18
144 pages
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  • Serial Novel (4 of 4): Sun of Suns, by Karl Schroeder - Schroeder gives a new spin on a free-fall world in the tradition of Larry Niven's Integral Trees and Smoke Ring.
  • Novella: The Little White Nerves Went Last, by John Barnes - A Giraut story in John Barnes's Springer universe. Shan talks to the aintillects about his childhood on Addams, where the springers were invented and aliens wiped out the entire colony, with Shan as the only survivor because he goes through a springer to Earth.
  • Novelette: Wasting Time, by Grey Rollins - Time is running strangely in Dr. Arken's office: his plant keeps nearly dying of dehydration, yet he waters it every day.
  • Short story: The Skeekit-Woogle Test, by Carl Frederick - A researcher at the Center for Disease Control wishes he could be creative, so when he discovers that creativity is a disease, he decides to get himself infected.
  • Short story: Wildlife, by Henry Melton - Photographer on the Moon captures images of the native wildlife: an escaped, wandering robot.
  • Short story: Playhouse, by Larry Niven - A Chirpsithra passenger ship's coldsleep tanks break down, and an Earthman who runs an inter-species bar is the only one who can take care of the various species of re-animated children for a month while the Chirpsithra make repairs
  • Science fact: Worlds Enough, by Joel Davis - We know little about the Kuiper Belt, a bunch of icy rocks at about 30 to 50 AU.

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