Fantasy about a retired duelling swordsmith, who gives up her finger at the beginning of the story, and whom we find out has lost more than that.
Another short installment in Tidhar’s ‘Central Station’ series, this time featuring robo-priest R. Brother Patch-It.
Will marriage tame the retired lion, or is there too much of the wild in him to be tamed?
A guy goes into a bar in a small town, bemoaning his luck, and has a drink with a barkeep who seems to know quite a bit about the Mars landing, and other matters…
An intense story, with a clever ending, and one that you need to decompress from after reading it.
A story that perhaps teeters a little over the dividing line between touching and sentimentality.
A well-crafted story from Finlay, whose title and opening intrigues the reader, in which dark secrets are to be revealed before the shining light can appear.
A writer finds himself in a place where his story-telling skills are unique, but finds the pressure of performing particularly problematic. Can the Great Writers help him?
A story title and an opening sentence make it clear what the denouement is, but the story holds your attention.
An intelligent SF story set in the depths of Europa, as psychological pressure upon psychological pressure is piled on.
Striking cover by ‘Modolithic Studios’ and strongest stories in a strong issue from Michael Blumlein and M.K. Hobson.