issue 105

My awards eligible stories of 2015

Asymptotic - Clarkesworld Issue 105, Rich Horton’s Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, Rich Horton’s Hugo nomination possibilities, Lois Tilton’s 2015 favorites list


  “… strangely interesting… imaginative absurdity spun out of a base of actual physics, toying with the stuff that holds the universe together. Enough to make a reader’s head spin.” - Lois Tilton, Locus

“A story of ideas and galaxy-spanning action, often clever, “Asymptotic” should interest readers of hard SF and those who enjoyed the Lensman series by E. E. “Doc” Smith.” - David Wesley Hill, Tangent

“Weird is stacked upon weird in this strangely riveting story… Dudak spins an electrifying tale…” - Erica L. Satifka, The Garden of Sporking Paths

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Samsara and Ice - Analog Science Fiction and Fact (January/February 2015 Issue), Lois Tilton’s 2015 favorites list


“The story is about the conflict between duty and choice and the horror involved in each. Recommended.” - Martha Burns, Tangent

“An interesting combination of military SF and myth… A fascinatingly Sisyphean scenario, two once-ordinary men caught in a cycle of damnation from which there is no escape… Recommended.” - Lois Tilton, Locus

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‘Taste the Whip - Diabolical Plots


“A science fiction idea story, inverting the old generation-ship revolution trope… makes definite sense, according to the history of SF, beginning with the Second Law of Robotics.” - Lois Tilton, Locus

“Well done.” - Cyd Athens, Tangent

“…an interesting, original premise.” - Amy Sisson, Eclectic Reviews

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Anarchic Hand - Apex Magazine Issue 68


“Engaging and well-written…” - Jason Harrell, Tangent

“Chilling (no pun intended) and engaging.” - Samantha Eden, Flimsy Journal