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The List #10: “The Nutcracker Coup” by Janet Kagan

June 19th, 2007

In the universe depicted in this 1993 Hugo winning novelette by Janet Kagan, there are lots of alien races. Humans were one day alone, and the next were members of a large galactic community. They established embassies as quick as they could, and trade, both economic and cultural, started.
The story starts with a […]

The List #5 and #20: “Kirinyaga” and “The Manamouki” by Mike Resnick

June 1st, 2007

The Kirinyaga series consists of ten stories which were originally published in Asimov’s Science Fiction and Fantasy and Science Fiction magazines between 1988 and 1996. Nearly every story garnered a Hugo nomination, with two of them winning the award: “Kirinyaga” (Short Story, 1989) and “The Manamouki” (Novelette, 1991). “The Manamouki” is on the […]