Short works

Books : reviews

Steven Barnes.
The Kundalini Equation.
TOR. 1986

Larry Niven, Steven Barnes.
Saturn's Race.
Tor. 2000

Steven Barnes, Tananarive Due.
Devil's Wake.
Atria. 2012

What happens when an unprecedented infection sweeps the world, leaving the earth on the brink of the Apocalypse?

But this infection goes far beyond disease. Beyond even the nightmare images of walking dead or flesh-eating ghouls. The infected are turning into creatures unlike anything ever dreamed of… more complex, more mysterious, and more deadly.

Trapped in the northwestern United States as winter begins to fall, Terry and Kendra have only one choice: they and their friends must cross a thousand miles of no-man’s-land in a rickety school bus, battling ravenous hordes, human raiders, and their own fears.

In the midst of apocalypse, they find something no one could have anticipated…love.

Steven Barnes, Tananarive Due.
Domino Falls.
Atria. 2013

It began on Freak Day—that day no one could explain, when strangers and family members alike went crazy and started biting one another. Some thought the outbreak was caused by a flu shot, others that it was a diet drug gone terribly wrong. All anyone knew is that once you were bitten and went to sleep, you woke up a freak.

Larry Niven, Steven Barnes.
Dream Park.

(read but not reviewed)

I once had a sword, or should I say, it once had me.
I just picked it up, oh what a sword, it was plus three.
It’s Ego was twelve, a fact of which I wasn’t aware;
Then I tried to leave and I found that the sword didn’t care; oh ...

I walked through the halls, wasting my time, nothing to find.
Then I turned a corner, and then I said, ‘Oh, no! Undead!’
The thirty-two Wights saw me coming and started to laugh;
And I closed my eyes as my sword started hewing a path; oh---

And when I awoke, I was alone, that sword had flown.
Now, I use a club; isn’t it good… no-ego wood.

Larry Niven, Steven Barnes.
The Moon Maze Game.
Tor. 2011

Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Steven Barnes.
The Legacy of Heorot.
Sphere. 1987

(read but not reviewed)