The second issue of Arc magazine, from New Scientist, part of Reed Business International (who grow up to be the Imperial Empire in Star Wars).
More fantasy derring-doings from Falco the apprentice shadow master.
A slightly less effective story than Kritzer’s ‘Scrap Dragon’ in the Jan/Feb 2012 issue.
A touch of the Miss Jean Brodie for the 21st Century
A tense legal battle between a working single mother, and her nanny, who sues for custody!
‘Anise’ first appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sept/Oct 2011. It appears with kind permission of, and is copyright, Chris DeVito.
Tem provides some vivid mental imagery, Palmer provides some more straightforward sfnal fayre, the other stories not quite having the same impact.
An issue that didn’t really grab me…
Napleonic alternate history with a touch of the cthulhian terrors.
Interesting construction to a story, with the narrative being relayed between observations from the omniscient observer.
A verbose story about one Dr. Olfert Dapper that could easily be confused with a Matthew Hughes creation. Good news indeed for those F&SF readers who are suffering from a Hengis Hapthorne Deficiency Syndrome.
Kabza is like “I want to write a ‘punk that is like no -punk that has ever come before, just to prove how absurd the whole thing is” and I’m like totes ‘whatever’.