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Reviews:
Andreanna by S. L. Gilbow
The Angels of Morgan Hill by Donna VanLiere
Bark up the Right Tree by Jessie and Ruth Tschudin
Beware of Tigers by David Horowitz
Can You Spell Revolution? by Matt Beam
Dark Side of the Morgue by Raymond Benson
Falling Free by Lois McMaster Bujold
Fiction by Ara 13
Fool by Christopher Moore
Gambling for Good Mail by Evelyn Cole
Going Postal: Rage, Murder, and Rebellion by Mark Ames
The Heroes of Googley Woogley by Dalton James
The Letter by Richard Paul Evans
Naked Pictures of Famous People by Jon Stewart
An Ornithologist's Guide to Life by Ann Hood
Politics in Compassion by Jack Schauer
The Price of Silence by Deborah Ross
R is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton
Sea Wrack by Edward Jesby
South-Sea Idyls Charles Warren Stoddard
Sparks: How Parents Can Ignite the Hidden Strengths of Teenagers by Peter L. Benson
Stratosphere by Henry Garfield
The Take-Us by John Raymond Takacs
The Three Incestuous Sisters by Audrey Niffenegger
Three Shadows by Cyril Pedrosa
The Silent Man by Alex Berenson
Ulysses by James Joyce
Vigilante Witch Hunter by Gary Turcotte
Voices Under Berlin by THE Hill
The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry
Women in Business by Patricia Annino
The World I Never Made by James LePore



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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Comments for Andreanna

FSFAndreanna: 06/06/09

Alfred Hitchcock made Mt. Rushmore the perfect location a big budget cinematic chase full of mystery and intrigue. Since North by Northwest Mt. Rushmore continues to be a popular landmark for adventures: National Treasure: Book of Secrets and Ben 10. Now S. L. Gilbow visits with his story of a homesick robot horribly damaged in an accident on the moon.

Andreanna the title character of the story is an Androbriefer who has been working on the moon for some undisclosed amount of time. Her purpose there and the reason behind her accident (falling three stories in the only room with Earth gravity on the moon base) is presented as a series of "slides" jumbled together with human dialogue as different people try to fix her.

The story reminds me most of "Mars, A Traveler's Guide" by Ruth Nestvold in the January 2008 issue of F&SF.

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Comment #1: Monday, June, 8, 2009 at 08:43:55

gautami tripathy

Thanks for this. I gotta check it out!

Tea and Other Ayama Na Tales



Comment #2: Thursday June 11, 2009 at 16:58:55

Pussreboots

FSF is a lovely magazine with lots of variety in the stories published. They ship all over the world.



Comment #3: Wednesday, June, 17, 2009 at 09:51:18

cbjames

I should check out this magazine. I've been hearing stories from it on some of the podcasts I listen to.

Thanks for stopping by Short Story Sunday.



Comment #4: Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 15:40:12

Pussreboots

It's a great magazine. I've been a subscriber now for 2 years and have read so many wonderful stories.