Sep 25, 09
Read in September, 2009
Some great stories, some so-so. Not as good as the Hugo winners.
The Xi Effect - Philip Latham
What the hell, radio astronomers would have notices this in about 2 seconds.
It's a Good Life - Jerome Bixby
Ruined by the Simpsons Halloween episode when Bart turns Homer into a jack-in-a-box
He Walked Around the Horses - H. Beam Piper
Ha ha Napoleon you sure do some crazy stuff but what if you didn't????
Ha ha so funny
The Nine Billion Names of God - Arthur C. Clarke
The Machine That Won the War - Isaac Asimov
Both of these: hey guys look I am a master so I don't need to write serious stuff anymore
The Quest for Saint Aquin - Anthony Boucher
Robo-Jesus, basically. Consistent setting!
Old Hundredth - Brian W. Aldiss
Humans are dead and animals turn into music when they die.
Specialist - Robert Sheckley
Aliens are alien in nature, also humans have hidden superpowers.
The Game of Rat and Dragon - Cordwainer Smith
Cats! In space!
The Streets of Ashkelon - Harry Harrison
Christianity is great except if you can THINK!!!!
Student Body - Floyd L. Wallace
Hyper-evolution on a colonised planet.
The Country of the Kind - Damon Knight
A guy is ignored by everyone while he does whatever he wants because he is an asshole (also the only creative human).
A Work of Art - James Blish
Is a person their experiences and memory or the body that was experienced them in the first place (see MGS2).
The Tunnel Under the World - Frederik Pohl
Actually this one is pretty great.
Harrison Bergeron - Kurt Vonnegut
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Holy hell worth it just for these
Sister Planet - Poul Anderson
The Voices of Time - J. G. Ballard
Kinsley's introduction is hilariously elitist.