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The Best of Analog: A high-quality collection

The Best of Analog edited by Ben Bova

The Best of Analog is filled with high-caliber stories by all-star writers: Alfred BesterRoger ZelaznyGeorge R.R. MartinVonda McIntyreGene Wolfe, and more. Published in 1978, this anthology contains three novellas, ten shorts, and one poem — pieces that have by and large stood the test of time on both feet. It is a collection of bright, interesting sci-fi shorts, some of which won awards. The following is a brief breakdown of those selected by editor Read More

Sanctuary: Keep your purse close and your dagger closer!

Sanctuary by Lynn Abbey

I'm a big fan of the original series, Thieves' World, which ended over a decade ago. When I'd finished the last page of the last book of Thieves' World, I'd experienced for the first time what I would come to judge all other books by: that bittersweet feeling of a triumphant conclusion to a great story mingled with slight sorrow at the parting with its characters.

So I started Sanctuary with apprehensions. One of them being that this book was written by a single author while Thieves' World was a shared-world-anthology by multiple writers which created a uniqueness with universal appeal.

The other issue that troubled me was that the inside flap had informed me that my favorite... Read More