A few days after reading the story I came back to it to write this and was surprised to find just how short it was – it had lodged in my memory as a more substantial piece. So clearly there’s a lot in a small space. Reiss accomplishes this partly through a story that is layered in its approach to time and the mutability of events and history, and what might have beens/will be. There’s some memorable imagery, some conflict, and all told a very strong F&SF debut.
- Caroline M. Yoachim. The Philosophy of Ships. (Interzone #243, Nov-Dec 2012)
- Chris Willrich. Waiting for a Me Like You. (Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2012)