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I’m not sure when I’ll be posting the next SF story write-up — I’ve read some short SF stories, and am currently reading a novel — which is why the writing went on to the back burner!
Just to keep myself on track:
Currently reading: “Cloud Atlas” by David Mitchell (c) 2004
— six nested stories — from the South Pacific in the 19th century to a distant, post-apocalyptic future.
(Won the British Book Awards among other awards and was shortlisted
for the 2004 Booker Prize, Nebula Award, and Arthur C. Clarke
To write about: Short stories from:
Robert Silverberg: “Roma Eterna” (c) 2003
Collection of short stories (some published earlier in different forms). Alternate history: The Roman Empire continues to grow and strengthen after Constantine.
from “Roma Eterna”: “Tales from the Venia Woods”
From “Far Horizon”: “Getting to know the Dragon”
from “The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction” (c) 2007– Edited by George Mann (Original short stories written for the anthology)
Stephen Baxter — Last Contact
Keith Brooke — The Accord
And down the road — some re-reading involved with the following:
Pat Murphy: “The Falling Woman” (c) 1986 — psychological/fantasy novel about an archeologist who sees “ghosts” from an ancient Mayan village in the Yucatan.
Short story collection by Pat Murphy: “Points of Departure” (1990)
Connie Willis: “The winds of Marble Arch and other stories” — (c) 2007
“The Winds of Marble Arch”
“The Soul Selects Her Own Society”
Frederik Pohl: “Chernobyl” (c) 1987 (fiction)
Short stories: “The Gateway Trip: Tales & Vignettes” (c) 1990