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Novella/Novelettes/Short Stories 8 • Burning the Ladder • 38 pages by Adam-Troy Castro 54 • Boy in the Key of Forsaken • 10 pages by Eric Del Carlo 64 • Planetfall • 14 pages by A. C. Koch 78 • Faster than Falling Starlight • 10 pages by C. H. Hung 88 • Aconie's Bees • 4 pages by Jessica Reisman 92 • Our Road to Utopia • 2 pages by Adele Gardner 94 • Firebreak • 2 pages by Alice Novella/Novelettes/Short Stories 8 • Burning the Ladder • 38 pages by Adam-Troy Castro 54 • Boy in the Key of Forsaken • 10 pages by Eric Del Carlo 64 • Planetfall • 14 pages by A. C. Koch 78 • Faster than Falling Starlight • 10 pages by C. H. Hung 88 • Aconie's Bees • 4 pages by Jessica Reisman 92 • Our Road to Utopia • 2 pages by Adele Gardner 94 • Firebreak • 2 pages by Alice Towey 99 • Now We're Talking • 5 pages by Jerry Oltion 104 • Beachhead • 10 pages by Timons Esaias 120 • Beacon • 12 pages by Sean McMullen 132 • Bounty 1486 • 8 pages by Wendy Nikel 145 • One Way • 7 pages by Filip Wiltgren 152 • Retirement Options For Too Successful Space Entrepreneurs • 2 pages by Brent Baldwin 154 • Shopping Expedition • 5 pages by Brendan DuBois 159 • A Hundred Mouths and a Voice of Iron • 9 pages by John Markley 168 • Proof of Concept • 12 pages by Auston Habershaw 180 • Simple Pleasures • 18 pages by Bud Sparhawk


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Novella/Novelettes/Short Stories 8 • Burning the Ladder • 38 pages by Adam-Troy Castro 54 • Boy in the Key of Forsaken • 10 pages by Eric Del Carlo 64 • Planetfall • 14 pages by A. C. Koch 78 • Faster than Falling Starlight • 10 pages by C. H. Hung 88 • Aconie's Bees • 4 pages by Jessica Reisman 92 • Our Road to Utopia • 2 pages by Adele Gardner 94 • Firebreak • 2 pages by Alice Novella/Novelettes/Short Stories 8 • Burning the Ladder • 38 pages by Adam-Troy Castro 54 • Boy in the Key of Forsaken • 10 pages by Eric Del Carlo 64 • Planetfall • 14 pages by A. C. Koch 78 • Faster than Falling Starlight • 10 pages by C. H. Hung 88 • Aconie's Bees • 4 pages by Jessica Reisman 92 • Our Road to Utopia • 2 pages by Adele Gardner 94 • Firebreak • 2 pages by Alice Towey 99 • Now We're Talking • 5 pages by Jerry Oltion 104 • Beachhead • 10 pages by Timons Esaias 120 • Beacon • 12 pages by Sean McMullen 132 • Bounty 1486 • 8 pages by Wendy Nikel 145 • One Way • 7 pages by Filip Wiltgren 152 • Retirement Options For Too Successful Space Entrepreneurs • 2 pages by Brent Baldwin 154 • Shopping Expedition • 5 pages by Brendan DuBois 159 • A Hundred Mouths and a Voice of Iron • 9 pages by John Markley 168 • Proof of Concept • 12 pages by Auston Habershaw 180 • Simple Pleasures • 18 pages by Bud Sparhawk

25 review for Analog Science Fiction and Fact May/June 2022 (Vol 142, No 5 & 6)

  1. 5 out of 5

    John Loyd

    8 • Burning the Ladder • 38 pages by Adam-Troy Castro Very Good/Good. Andrea Cort is eighteen and just getting started with the diplomatic corps. Assigned to a Grethaian world she immediately ticks off her boss and is sent to a desert outpost where she saves a local child from wild animals. The locals intended for the child to die, now that she saved it, it’s her responsibility. 54 • Boy in the Key of Forsaken • 10 pages by Eric Del Carlo Very Good. Locke is abandoned, he still has access to food 8 • Burning the Ladder • 38 pages by Adam-Troy Castro Very Good/Good. Andrea Cort is eighteen and just getting started with the diplomatic corps. Assigned to a Grethaian world she immediately ticks off her boss and is sent to a desert outpost where she saves a local child from wild animals. The locals intended for the child to die, now that she saved it, it’s her responsibility. 54 • Boy in the Key of Forsaken • 10 pages by Eric Del Carlo Very Good. Locke is abandoned, he still has access to food and can find shelter, but can’t really communicate. He becomes fascinated by the giant ship growers and stops by there every day. The blue skinned hoppers are friendly and learn his language easily. One day he picks up a broken tool that would otherwise be trash and starts making tones with it. 64 • Planetfall • 14 pages by A. C. Koch Very Good/Good. Nadia finds that one of the fuel cells is empty. As is they won’t be able to slow down enough to make planetfall. She is going to have to make some hard decisions. 78 • Faster than Falling Starlight • 10 pages by C. H. Hung Good. Chandra was in the first wave of extra-solar exploring. She has some business on Earth. 88 • Aconie's Bees • 4 pages by Jessica Reisman Good. The biome managed by Aconie received some accidental colonists and there was an alteration. Now the biome is dying. 92 • Our Road to Utopia • 2 pages by Adele Gardner OK. Denise and Tim lament getting older and climate change, that has left them on an island and made Alaska the new Utopia. 94 • Firebreak • 2 pages by Alice Towey Very Good. Valkyrie Unit 15 and its partner are fighting a fire. This prisoner is the first time Valkyrie has been paired with a human that wasn’t administration personnel. 99 • Now We're Talking • 5 pages by Jerry Oltion Good+. Janine works for SETI and decides that understanding a terrestrial non-human language is a precursor to learning an alien language. So she sets out to study cats. 104 • Beachhead • 10 pages by Timons Esaias OK+. Bev Dogan and three other soldiers are trying to defeat the defenses on the beach. There are forty clones of each of them, when one dies, the next one steps in. Non stop combat action. A mention of training, I wasn't sure if this was super intense training or on-the-job training. 120 • Beacon • 12 pages by Sean McMullen Good. Yang awakens and doesn’t know where he is. Turns out he’s a simulation on an interstellar voyage, thirty-six millennia have passed and they’re about to reach the Beacon. 132 • Bounty 1486 • 8 pages by Wendy Nikel Good. Delia is clearing junk from orbit when she and Catherine get a call for an emergency rescue mission. 145 • One Way • 3 pages by Filip Wiltgren OK+. The crew of a space vessel has to decide whether their communication stays in the send or receive mode. They don’t have enough cells to keep switching. 152 • Retirement Options For Too Successful Space Entrepreneurs • 2 pages by Brent Baldwin Fair/OK. A guy longs for the luxuries, or rather the everyday comforts of the Earth he left behind. It’s been too long for him to be able to return. 154 • Shopping Expedition • 5 pages by Brendan DuBois OK+. Karen and dad go shopping. It's some sort of dystopic future of almost martial law. I'm not sure how it got there, it doesn't seem like it was always that way. 159 • A Hundred Mouths and a Voice of Iron • 9 pages by John Markley Good. Jashub is an AI that killed everyone in its star system. Raj has been sent as judge and executioner. Jashub is open with Raj and his ship, even suicidal at the thought of its actions, but prevented from that by its programming. 168 • Proof of Concept • 12 pages by Auston Habershaw Excellent/Very Good. The narrator is hurt, has loss of memory and is trying to figure out a plan to safety. The story hooked me right away, engaged me with the protagonist, and was just over all really cool. 180 • Simple Pleasures • 18 pages by Bud Sparhawk Good. Jake and Mary care about the environmental impacts to the bay. Jake living simply in a shack. Mary getting grants to build floats that will help filter the ecosystem.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Kevin Phyland

    Adam-Troy Castro kicks off the issue with the affecting novella “Burning The Ladder”, which would seem to describe what the young Andrea Cort has done to her promotion aspirations within the Diplomatic Corps. When Andrea rescues a young native abandoned to be killed by wild animals, she sets off a disturbing chain of events. • When examining the ship’s log Captain Nadia discovers blank areas and that they don’t have enough fuel to brake for Tau Ceti and some hard decisions must be made before “P Adam-Troy Castro kicks off the issue with the affecting novella “Burning The Ladder”, which would seem to describe what the young Andrea Cort has done to her promotion aspirations within the Diplomatic Corps. When Andrea rescues a young native abandoned to be killed by wild animals, she sets off a disturbing chain of events. • When examining the ship’s log Captain Nadia discovers blank areas and that they don’t have enough fuel to brake for Tau Ceti and some hard decisions must be made before “Planetfall”, by A. C. Koch. • Chandra Sun is returning to Earth to have her frozen eggs fertilized after a long, time-dilated military mission. She meets another old soldier and together they come to terms with old and new problems in the excellent “Faster Than Falling Starlight” by new writer (to me) C. H. Hung. I look forward to more from her. • When a probability signal “Beacon” is detected a spaceship, the Hypatia, is sent towards it carrying simulation passengers. When the simulation of Yang is awakened it finds that they are much further from home than planned, in Sean McMullen’s tale. • Jerry Oltion has a researcher for SETI tangentially look into communicating with cats in “Now We’re Talking”, while Brendan DuBois takes us on a “Shopping Expedition” in a bleak and dangerous future South Boston. • The once-human Raj Bhatnagar, Judge for the planet-sized AI NOMOS, is sent to Leah to investigate a possible Malignant AI called Jashub, which has exterminated 150 million humans. But its reasons for doing so are strangely compelling in the dark tale “A Hundred Mouths And A Voice Of Iron” by John Markley. • The amorphous Tohrroid was being hunted throughout the ship by at least three different alien species but its real nature was too dangerous for most. “Proof Of Concept” by Auston Habershaw is oldskool space opera at its best. All in all a pretty good issue.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ahmet

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  4. 5 out of 5

    Harvey Josephson

  5. 4 out of 5

    Steven

  6. 4 out of 5

    John Oswalt

  7. 5 out of 5

    Alex

  8. 5 out of 5

    Mark Wilson

  9. 4 out of 5

    Deedee

  10. 5 out of 5

    Daniel Pitterman

  11. 5 out of 5

    Dan Drake

  12. 4 out of 5

    Marta E C R

  13. 4 out of 5

    Christopher D. Burge

  14. 5 out of 5

    Anish

  15. 4 out of 5

    Rafael Ontivero

  16. 5 out of 5

    Chase

  17. 4 out of 5

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  18. 5 out of 5

    Dan

  19. 5 out of 5

    Chris D. Hall

  20. 4 out of 5

    Ann Lawrence

  21. 5 out of 5

    Matt

  22. 5 out of 5

    Chris Robinson

  23. 4 out of 5

    Geoff

  24. 5 out of 5

    Ladyseraph14

  25. 5 out of 5

    Phong Nguyễn

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