Friday, March 18, 2011
Strange Horizons Reviews, March 14-18
This week's Strange Horizons reviews kick off with Matthew Jones's take on Caprica, which is a little more negative than mine and, interestingly, more concerned with the technological questions raised by the series's premise, which the show neglected in favor of political and social storylines and, of course, soap opera. On Wednesday, Hannah Strom-Martin reviews the anthology Machine of Death: A Collection of Stories About People Who Know How They Will Die, which I (and I think Hannah too) had taken as nothing but a gimmick, but which she finds surprisingly thoughtful and worthwhile. Today, David McWilliam reviews Charles Stross's latest Laundry novel, The Fuller Memorandum, which he thinks is a welcome return to form after the disappointing Jennifer Morgue.