Touching, albeit downbeat story, in which a brilliant (too-brilliant) student drops out and joins a cult. The story title and the opening sentence make it clear what the denouement is, but the story holds your attention.
- Andy Stewart. The New Cambrian. (Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2014)
- Bruce Friedman. The Story-Teller. (Fantasy & Science Fiction Jan/Feb 2014)