Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2016 Analog


A Violent Wind by Andrew Barton  Time: 16m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 07.08|16
(SF) Commander Krasniqi's ship has a malfunction during aerobraking, and she and the crew struggle to repair it before the ship enters atmosphere again.
Adventures In Family Bonding by W. Michael Beachy1  Time: 10m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 09|16
(SF) Erin Troyer agrees to babysit her grandson, Gene, while her son and his wife visit Europe. There's something funny about the boy, though.
Alloprene by Stephen R. Wilk  Time: 15m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 04|16
(Hard SF) Jason got paid for doing an experiment with a robot today, and he and his wife try to figure out what it was all about.
An Industrial Growth by David L. Clements  Time: 41m (Novelette)  IssueAnalog 01.02|16
(SF) Mary was an expert in dealing with "nanoblooms," which destroyed North America in the 21st Century. She's called back to investigate a nanobloom with odd behavior.
Angles Of Incidence by Nancy Fulda  Time: 22m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 10|16
(SF) The human colony on Kokkal IV can't expand without permission from the "Evermother," but the local aliens require they "assimilate the shadows" first.
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Artifice of Eternity by Lettie Prell  Time: 11m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 05|16
(SF) Sixty-eight years ago, Carl shot his best friend Deon. Recently, Deon died of complications, so Carl has to stand trial for Deon's murder. A trial Deon will show up for.
Black Orbit by Martin L. Shoemaker  Time: 32m (Novelette)  IssueAnalog 12|16
(Hard SF) Cynthia had the evidence to send the crooked Initiative officers to prison, but how to get it from Jupiter back to Earth?
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Cory For Coriolis by John Shirley  Time: 25m (Novelette)  IssueAnalog 07.08|16
(Hard SF) Although they've never been close, Cory accepts his fabulously rich father's invitation to fly with him into the heart of the biggest hurricane ever.
Crowdfinding by Eric James Stone  Time: 13m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 12|16
(SF Mystery) When Maria witnesses a ten-year-old boy being abducted, she chases the van with her delivery drone, and calls for everyone on the net to help.
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Death Of A Starship Poet by James Van Pelt  Time: 15m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 07.08|16
(SF Mystery) Six months out from Zeta Reticuli, someone murders a poet. Jayla isn't a detective, but someone needs to solve the murder or no one will feel safe.
Deep Waters Call Out To What Is Deeper Still by Sarah Frost  Time: 13m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 09|16
(SF) Pascal uses a mind link to control fish in a public aquarium. Pascal's big success has been a swordfish, but a bigger challenge beckons.
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Detroit Hammersmith Zero-Gravity Toilet Repairman (Retired) by Suzanne Palmer  Time: 24m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 09|16
(SF) At the height of diplomatic meetings, the toilets in the Station start to malfunction, even though diagnostics say nothing is wrong. So they call for an expert.
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Diamond Jim and the Dinosaurs by Rosemary Claire Smith  Time: 31m (Novelette)  IssueAnalog 04|16
(Time Travel) Light story about a time-travelling biologist who runs into some problems in Cretaceous Antarctica.
Dreams Of The Rocket Men by C. Stuart Hardwick  Time: 24m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 09|16
(SF) Old Mr. Coanda fans Jimmy's love for outer space by showing him how to build and launch real rockets.
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Drummer by Thomas R. Dulski  Time: 48m (Novelette)  IssueAnalog 03|16
(SF) Dale Maygan has sold Fermi Furnaces on planets along the "great circle" for twenty years. He meets young Barclimas Tragg, more con-man than salesman, and tries to help him despite his better judgment.
Early Warning by Martin L. Shoemaker  Time: 10m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 04|16
(Time Travel) Art's twenty-years-future self returns to warn the graduate student that he's about to ruin his life.
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Elderjoy by Gregory Benford  Time: 05m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 03|16
(SF) Elderly couple in the near future decides to rebel against the tax on sex, levied only on older people to pay for the health costs.
Evolution by James C. Glass  Time: 10m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 12|16
(Robot SF) In which we learn about 10,000 years of robot progress, much of it unexpected.
Fall by Arlan Andrews, Sr.  Time: 59m (Novella)  IssueAnalog 07.08|16
(SF) Rist descends from the highlands and is captured by the lowlanders, who've never seen a human being as small as him. He struggles to learn their language and adapt to their ways
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Fallacious by Sean Vivier  Time: 09m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 07.08|16
(SF Humor) Neurologist professor Tim Morrow is obsessed with logic. He's sure there's a way to modify the brain to remove the tendency to logical error.
Farmer by Joe M. McDermott  Time: 20m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 01.02|16
(Hard SF) Eric and his husband scrape by as urban farmers is a near-future, depressed New York City, until a customer claims her mother got a disease from their produce.
Fermi Meets Sagan by Robert Scherrer  Time: 03m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 12|16
(SF) The Xarl, dedicated to exterminating other intelligent races, find a space probe with directions to Earth.
Hold The Moment by Marie Vibbert  Time: 12m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 06|16
(Hard SF) Daisy's efforts to build a stasis machine are failing, and she's failing as a mother too.
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In Boonker's Room by Eliot Fintushel  Time: 14m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 12|16
(Hard SF) Boonker is a powerful alien, and teenage-human Saul is his apprentice, although he doesn't know it yet.
In the Absence of Instructions to the Contrary by Frank Wu  Time: 20m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 11|16
(SF Robot) Karl is a robot exploring the sea floor. The exploring goes well, but reporting back has problems.
Jewels From the Sky by Brendan Dubois  Time: 20m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 12|16
(Military SF) Amy works doing salvage in space, and she plans something special to celebrate being certified for solo work.
Like the Deadly Hands by Nisi Shawl  Time: 23m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 12|16
(Hard SF) Carpenter Marie, a trustee in a prison on another world, sees a great opportunity to meet a prisoner she admires.
Love Pops! by Genevieve Williams  Time: 23m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 11|16
(SF Mystery) Lotte goes undercover on Michael Brooks's reality show to try to catch a stalker who's threatening him.
Mandalas On The 405 by Elisabeth R. Adams  Time: 04m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 07.08|16
(Near-future SF) New models of self-driving cars in Los Angeles have started making patterns on the roadways, and the engineers need to figure out why.
Mom In The Moon by Muri McCage  Time: 11m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 10|16
(SF) Little Poppy and Captain Drew climb a mountain for a once-in-a-year chance to communicate with her mom.
Most Valuable Player by Eric Choi  Time: 04m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 04|16
(Mainstream) Terry used to be a professional baseball player, but he's had a hard time adjusting since he lost his arm.
Mountain by Andy P. Smith1  Time: 24m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 05|16
(Post Apocalypse) In a broken-down future, a woman learns of the death of her son on a mysterious mountain that once powered the world.
Murder On The Cislunar Railroad by Christopher L. Bennett  Time: 26m (Novelette)  IssueAnalog 06|16
(Hard SF) Zachary investigates cybercrime, and when his partner is murdered, he suspects a group of sophant-rights activists, who seek equal rights for AIs.
Nature's Eldest Law by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro  Time: 21m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 01.02|16
(SF) Twenty-three light-years from Earth, an expedition finds local plants that seem to affect human cognition. Mostly for the better, but one crew member is suspicious.
Nesting Dolls by Jacob A. Boyd  Time: 27m (Novelette)  IssueAnalog 09|16
(Generation Ship SF) Garen and his little brother live in the outer shell of the ship, but they have an unhealthy curiosity about the people who live inside.
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No Strangers Any More by Ian Creasey  Time: 30m (Novelette)  IssueAnalog 07.08|16
(Near-future SF) Britain's princess Rose decides to champion a public relations campaign on behalf of visiting aliens who want to purchase the moon.
Not Quite Taterona Kempi by Ryan W. Norris2  Time: 54m (Novelette)  IssueAnalog 05|16
(Hard SF) Fifty million years after the extinction of humanity, a new intelligent race tries to understand records left on the moon.
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O What Freedom, This Great Steel Cage by Shane Halbach  Time: 03m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 05|16
(SF) Three different people share a remote robotic body. They have three different reasons and three different experiences.
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One Man's Dignity by Mark Niemann-Ross  Time: 26m (Novelette)  IssueAnalog 11|16
(Solar System SF) Captain Jerwin has a space station to finish, but she finds time to worry about a crewman past retirement age who can't handle Earth gravity.
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Playthings by Stephen L. Burns  Time: 33m (Novelette)  IssueAnalog 04|16
(SF) In a caste-based future officer John Blank investigates a serial killer whose victims seem to have mysterious connection to upper-caste people.
Pleistocene Brains by Christina De La Rocha1  Time: 14m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 07.08|16
(SF) Professor Irma Chretin demonstrates how Neanderthals made stone tools to a class of anthropology students. Oddly, she looks a lot like a Neanderthal herself.
Prodigal by Gord Sellar  Time: 32m (Novelette)  IssueAnalog 12|16
(Near-Future SF) Benji was an ordinary terrier until his master decided to have him sentientized.
Progenesis by J.L. Forrest  Time: 30m (Novelette)  IssueAnalog 10|16
(Transhuman SF) The world doesn't react well to Tom and Samantha's new technology, and their labs around the world are attacked. So they speed up their plans for human testing.
Progress Report by Rajnar Vajra  Time: 1h:03m (Novella)  IssueAnalog 09|16
(SF) On Skipbrudden, each child must pass four tests to earn the right to become an adult. Arvie is a precocious kitten, which means he'll face the tests sooner than most.
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Promised Land by Bethany Gilton1  Time: 07m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 05|16
(SF) Moses spends most of his time playing video games, but occasionally the computer rouses him to remind him he's supposed to be running the starship.
Purytans by Brad R. Torgersen  Time: 1h:19m (Novella)  IssueAnalog 07.08|16
(SF) In a future where everyone is neuter, Poat and Serl track their partner, Anth, to a restricted world which is trying to bring back things like sex and religion.
Revenge Of The Invisible Man by Robert R. Chase  Time: 26m (Novelette)  IssueAnalog 10|16
(SF Mystery) Angelo investigates the mystery of an invisible man who manages to attack victims despite his being confined to a cell.
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Rocket Surgery by Effie Seiberg  Time: 10m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 01.02|16
(SF) The narrator recounts from prison what really went wrong with her team that attempted to build an AI bomb for the military.
Saving the World by James Gunn  Time: 07m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 01.02|16
(SF) The narrator, a brain researcher, explores a theory that science fiction texts can be used to cause test subjects to think more rationally.
(SF) The narrator fled her world's brutal religion for a role with an interstellar science team. But a distress call puts her back on a collision course with it.
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Silhouettes by Dave Creek  Time: 08m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 09|16
(Hard SF) Leo is a scientist studying Manta Gliders on planet Keleni and despite his age and poor health, he intends to report on how their babies are born.
Sister: Loki by Arlan Andrews, Sr.  Time: 09m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 12|16
(Apocalypse) Loki works as a MercOp in an enclave in a ruined future St. Louis, killing bad guys remotely.
Sleep Factory by Rich Larson  Time: 06m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 04|16
(SF) Abdoulaye and Safi work in the "Sleep Factory," where third-world workers with neural implants can do jobs around the world. It's dangerous, but they almost have enough to quit.
Snowbird by Joe M. McDermott  Time: 19m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 03|16
(near-future SF) Mary Margret gets suspicious when one of the solar-powered, self-driving SUVs popular with retired people parks itself at her dad's New Mexico ranch and just sits there. Entertaining.
Soap Opera by Edward M. Lerner  Time: 25m (Novelette)  IssueAnalog 04|16
(Historical) In 1932 New York City, William works for a broadcasting company.
Story Night At The Stronghold by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle  Time: 06m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 07.08|16
(Post-Apocalypse) A year after the events in the novel "Lucifer's Hammer," a visitor from Hoover Dam hears stories from people at the Stronghold.
That Which Grows On Trees by C.S. Lane1  Time: 03m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 06|16
(SF Humor) Around 50 to 100 years from now, a group of scientists resorts to counterfeiting money to shore up their inadequate research grants.
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The Anthropic War by Jay Werkheiser  Time: 06m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 06|16
(SF) Wheeler notices the cosmic background radiation is changing and deduces that aliens are doing it.
The Battle Of Ceres by Karl Bunker  Time: 19m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 07.08|16
(SF) Katrina and Jeff operate an asteroid mining station for the S.P.C. It's not bad work except that the mining companies are at war, using gravel as missiles.
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The Blue Lady Of Entanglement Chamber 1 by Ron Collins  Time: 19m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 10|16
(SF) Izna wants to write a story about how Selma died on the first quantum drone flight, but she also wants an excuse to investigate what really happened.
The Continuing Saga of Tom Corbett: Space Cadet by James Van Pelt  Time: 17m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 12|16
(SF Adventure) Everyone calls Tomika "Space Cadet," but she really feels she doesn't belong in this world.
The Coward's Option by Adam-Troy Castro  Time: 1h:09m (Novella)  IssueAnalog 03|16
(SF) On Caithiriin, murderers get a choice between execution or anti-violence treatment. No human has had to make that choice before, but it's suspicious that the natives almost always prefer death.
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The Desolate Void by Jay Werkheiser  Time: 16m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 11|16
(Planetary SF) Marj seeks life in the oceans of Enceladus. Her guide wonders why she bothers.
The Heat of Passion by Grey Rollins  Time: 28m (Novelette)  IssueAnalog 01.02|16
(SF) Ian witnesses a murder, thanks to his unnaturally good night vision, but dares not go to the police because in the late 21st Century, people like him are hunted.
The Infinite Manqué by Howard V. Hendrix  Time: 28m (Novelette)  IssueAnalog 05|16
(Hard SF) An experiment in increasing the intelligence of bonobo apes produces a monkey with an unhealthy interest in Shakespeare and Cervantes.
(SF) Teodorq and his friend Sammi agree to organize security for a nobleman's archaeological expedition. They expect danger from the local tribes, but not from the artifacts themselves.
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The Language of Flowers by Ian Creasey  Time: 21m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 05|16
(SF) In near-future Cornwall, England, Travis and his wife specialize in arrangements of genetically engineered flowers that release pheromones that mimic their traditional virtues.
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The Metal Demimonde by Nick Wolven  Time: 51m (Novelette)  IssueAnalog 07.08|16
(SF) A century from now, Tipper works at an automated carnival, in a world with few jobs for humans. She falls in with Luke, a boy trying to make an illegal manual car work.
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The Nult Factor by J.T. Sharrah  Time: 09m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 06|16
(SF Humor) Quigby's philosophy is to find employment that will let him spend the rest of his days doing nothing as enjoyably as possible. A little philosophy can be a dangerous thing.
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The Perfect Bracket by Howard V. Hendrix and Art Holcomb1  Time: 18m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 03|16
(SF) Against impossible odds, John Peoples successfully picked a perfect NCAA bracket, winning the billion-dollar prize. But Richard Mann is determined to prove he cheated.
The Persistence of Memory by Rachel L. Bowden1  Time: 07m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 01.02|16
(Hard SF) Ten-year-old Lee and his best friend Ben discover a dead animal near their school playground--an animal that shouldn't exist at all. Chilling.
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The Salesman by Garrett Ashley  Time: 16m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 11|16
(SF Robot) In 2064 Oklahoma, teenage Ed finds a damaged robot and tries to figure out how to return it.
The Shores of Being by Dave Creek  Time: 27m (Novelette)  IssueAnalog 01.02|16
(SF) Mike shows an alien how humanity beat the ant-like Jenregar, but a visit to an abandoned mound outside Chicago infuriates the locals, who treat the place as a shrine to their dead.
The Soul Behind The Face by Adam-Troy Castro  Time: 59m (Novella)  IssueAnalog 10|16
(SF) Draiken used to be a spy, but now he wants revenge on his former masters, and he has a complicated plan to enlist a former associate.
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The Tattling Tats by Jerry Oltion  Time: 03m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 11|16
(SF Humor) All the cool kids got programmable tattoos from their parents, but Evan is sure there's a catch.
The Treaty Breaker by Brendan Dubois  Time: 20m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 05|16
(SF) Janet chairs the governing board for the asteroid 1820 Geographos, so she's on the hook when a mystery vessel shows up, hacks their computers, and docks without permission.
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Theories of Mind by Conor Powers-Smith  Time: 25m (Novelette)  IssueAnalog 01.02|16
(Hard SF) Fresh from Earth, Peter finds himself assigned to an unpromising part of the colony planet, and he finds the natives even harder to talk with than he'd expected.
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Time Out by Norman Spinrad  Time: 03m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 01.02|16
(SF Humor) A scientist who lost the fortune he made from inventing a smart pill decides he can make another fortune by inventing a stupid pill.
Unlinkage by Eric Del Carlo  Time: 28m (Novelette)  IssueAnalog 03|16
(Military SF) Years after her military service, Etta's "link" with the supersoldier she directed seems to be coming back--even though the man died in action. Exciting.
We Side With the Free by Gray Rinehart  Time: 1h:00m (Novella)  IssueAnalog 11|16
(Solar System SF) When the asteroids want their freedom from Earth, they threaten it with asteroid bombardment. The SNV Belmont is the only chance to stop it.
We Will Wake Among the Gods, Among the Stars by Caroline M. Yoachim and Tina Connolly  Time: 43m (Novelette)  IssueAnalog 01.02|16
(SF) Nanne accompanies a jungle expedition that seeks gold, but she secretly looks for a lost city with high technology.
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When The Stone Eagle Flies by Bill Johnson  Time: 26m (Novelette)  IssueAnalog 06|16
(Time Travel) A group of lost time travelers tries to make the fall of Nineveh happen in a way consistent with the future they're trying to get back to.
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Woundings by George Zebrowski  Time: 10m (ShortStory)  IssueAnalog 01.02|16
(SF) The narrator finds an illegal coal power plant in Africa and lands with his team to order them to turn it off.
Wyatt Earp 2.0 by Wil McCarthy  Time: 1h:17m (Novella)  IssueAnalog 01.02|16
(SF) A violent Martian mining town reconstructs Wyatt Earp to try to restore order.

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