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Bibliography of Brian Plante

"The Astronaut" in Analog (May '07). Winner of the 2008 Anlab award for best short story of 2007. This story has received enough nominations to qualify for preliminary ballot of the Nebula Awards.

"The Software Soul" in Analog (July/Aug '06). SFRevu said, "This is science fiction in its most essential form, as a literature of ideas. Plante uses the tropes of artificial intelligence and alien invasion to inquire into the human impulse to take refuge in religious faith, even if the believer is not strictly human, and his faith is a software program."

"In The Loop" in Analog (July/Aug '05). SFRevu said, "Most of the stories get my very good rating with only a few a little less than that. There is, however, one exceptional story. 'In the Loop' by Brian Plante..."

"Letters Of Transit" in Analog (Apr '05). Rich Horton listed this as a recommended story in his Locus review (April 2005 issue).

"Irrational Space" in Space & Time (#98 Spring '04). From the review posted at Tangent : "Brian Plante presents an interesting idea in 'Irrational Space' ... Plante handles it well..."

"Dibs" in Analog (Apr '04). Rich Horton listed this as a recommended story in his Locus review (April 2004 issue). Tangent Online said, "Dibs is the best story in the issue...."

"Halloweentown" in Analog (October '03). From the review at Best SF : "...Plante giving more bang for the buck [than other stories in this issue]." This story also earned an honorable mention in Gardner Dozois' The Year's Best Science Fiction.

"Lavender In Love" in Analog (Feb '03). Winner of the AnLab ( Analog readers poll) award for best short story of 2003. From the review posted at Tangent : "This is a charming, likeable story, and Plante does an excellent job of bringing to life and giving a personality to a mere machine." Cited as best-in-issue at Best SF and Bluejack . This story also earned an honorable mention in Gardner Dozois' The Year's Best Science Fiction.

"Transitory" in Beyond The Last Star (Oct '02) anthology edited by Sherwood Smith. From the review at Tangent : "Brian Plante’s 'Transitory' stands out." This story also earned an honorable mention in Gardner Dozois' The Year's Best Science Fiction.

"It's Only Human" in Analog (Nov '02). This story placed fourth in the short story category of the Anlab award voting ( Analog 's annual reader poll). Rich Horton listed this as a recommended story in his review in the October issue of Locus . This story also earned an honorable mention in Gardner Dozois' The Year's Best Science Fiction.

"Something Meaningful" in Future Orbits (#5 Jun/Jul '02). From the review posted at Tangent : "...a metaphorical story about euthanasia, but also an interesting first contact story. The depiction of the protagonist is engaging, and the opening segment written from the point of view of this delusional amnesiac is legitimately heart wrenching.

"Best Friends" in Future Orbits (#4 Apr/May '02). From the review at Tangent : "...a great read and a very satisfactory ending," and at SFReader : "My final verdict on 'Best Friends' is that I'll buy the next pub I see with a story by Brian Plante, no questions asked, and I urge you to do the same," and at Bluejack : "This is an excellent example of making a promise to the reader in the first paragraphs, and then exploring, and in fact keeping that promise in the end." This story earned an honorable mention in Gardner Dozois' The Year's Best Science Fiction.

"Wolf's Cure" in Future Orbits (#3 Feb/Mar '02).

"Magic 101" in Realms Of Fantasy (Feb '02). Available now. There was a printing problem with this story and the last line was omitted. If you're looking for the ending click here . From the review at Tangent : "This story is a pure delight – original and engaging..."

"The Dove Cage" in Bones Of The World anthology edited by Bruce Holland Rogers (Sep '01). This story earned an honorable mention in Gardner Dozois' The Year's Best Science Fiction.

"The Thrill Of A Lifetime" in Analog (Nov '01).

"The Upgrade" in Analog (Sep '01). This story placed second in the novelette category of the Anlab voting ( Analog 's annual reader poll). Read a review of this story at Tangent .

"Papa Rat" in Deep Outside SFFH (vol. 4 no. 1, February '01) webzine.

"Lavender's Blues" in Dark Regions (#15, Winter/Spring '01). This story is a collaboration with my fellow Writer Of The Future, Elisa Romero-McCullough. Read a review of this story at Tangent .

"Fresh Air" in Analog . (Feb '01). This story tied for third place in the short story category of the Anlab voting ( Analog 's annual reader poll), and earned an honorable mention in Gardner Dozois' The Year's Best Science Fiction . Read a review of this story at Tangent .

"School Of Thought" in The Age Of Wonders anthology edited by Jeffry Dwight (Sep '00). This story earned an honorable mention in Gardner Dozois' The Year's Best Science Fiction.

"The Canary And the Cat" in Crafty Cat Crimes: 100 Tiny Cat Tale Mysteries anthology edited by Stephan Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg, and Martin H Greenberg (Aug '00). This is one of those "instant remainder" budget books available at Barnes & Noble and Dalton's.

"I Wish You Dead" in Analog (Feb '00). This story placed fourth in the short story category of the Anlab voting ( Analog 's annual reader poll). Read a review of this story at Tangent .

"Seen One Human" in Analog (Nov '99). This issue also includes a "Biolog" feature on me.

"Admissions" in The Age Of Reason anthology edited by Kurt Roth (Aug '99). Read a review of this story at SFReader .

"Natural Causes" in Dark Regions (#13 Summer '99).

"Moondance" in Amazing Stories (#597 Summer '99). Read a review of this story at SF Site .

"Do Or Die" in Pirate Writings (#17 Spring '99).

"Drawn Words" in Analog (Oct '98). This story was on the preliminary ballot for the Nebula Award and earned an honorable mention in Gardner Dozois' The Year's Best Science Fiction . Read a review of this story at Tangent .

"Already In Heaven" in Analog (Jul/Aug '97). This story earned an honorable mention in Gardner Dozois' The Year's Best Science Fiction, and was the winner of the Analog reader's poll for best short story of '97.

"Blind Frog" in White Knuckles (#7 Apr '97).

"Climbers" in Aberrations (#40 Aug '97).

"True Blue" in Analog (Jan '97).

"Touched" in Year 1: A Time of Change anthology edited by Tom Piccirilli (Jan '97). Click on the title to read this story.

"Milking Belle" in Pirate Writings (#12 Nov '96). This story has also been reprinted in The Best Of Pirate Writings Vol. II .

"High Five" in Absolute Magnitude (#5 Jul '96).

"Daddy's Home" in Pirate Writings (#11 Aug '96). Click on the title to read this story.

"Cheater" in Fantastic Worlds (#1 Aug '96).

"Pride" in Keen SF (#4 Jul '96).

"My Twilight Memoir" in Zone 9 (#6 May '96).

"Forever" in Pirate Writings (#10 May '96).

"Computer Personal" in Plot (#4 Fall '95).

"How I Got My Big Head" in Space & Time (#86 Fall '95).

"Not Worth Fixing" in Writers of the Future Vol. XI (Jun '95). Also reprinted in the anthology Between The Darkness And The Fire edited by Jeffry Dwight (Aug '98). Click the title to read the story, or click here to see an illustration and some comments.

"Male Bonding With Corey and Dad" in Into the Darkness (#3 undated, Spring '95?).

"The Good Ten Percent" in Fantastic Collectibles (#126 Jan '95).

"What Happened to The Future?" in Manifest Destiny (#2 Winter '94, non-fiction).

"Choppers" in Manifest Destiny (#2 Winter '94).

"What SF Isn't" in Manifest Destiny (#1 Winter '93, non-fiction).

"Off And On" in Manifest Destiny (#1 Winter '93). Count= 12717


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