Analog Science Fiction and Fact, June 2011
Reviewed date: 2011 Jul 7
- Serial (1 of 4): Energized, by Edward M. Lerner - After the Crudepocalypse decimates OPEC, Russia's oil reserves make her a world superpower--power she will do anything to preserve when America threatens to replace Russian oil with cheap, plentiful electrical power beamed down to Earth from geosynchronous power satellites.
- Novelette: Citizen-Astronaut, by David D. Levine - A blogger-journalist sent to Mars is resented by the scientists, but wins their trust when he saves everyone after a meteorite punctures the station.
- Novelette: Kawataro, by Alec Nevala-Lee - A camera-man helps a professor study a community of deaf children in an isolated Japanese fishing village, and comes face to face with the mythical kawataro--a murderous frog-man monster.
- Short story: Take One for the Road, by Jamie Todd Rubin - Four go to Mercury, three come back: over cold beers, Rick's neighbor tells what really happened on that last manned space mission.
- Short story: Stone Age, by Alastair Mayer - Dr. Carson explores ancient pyramids on abandoned planets hoping to find evidence of an ancient civilization, but runs into trouble when one of his employees sells him out to antiquities smugglers.
- Science fact: Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery, by Carol Wuenschell - What is the current state of tailored drug delivery using nanoparticles?