The issue closes with a light touch, as Hartmann provides an old-school tone for a gently humorous tale of life on an exoplanet, and political machinations needed to ensure the planet remains in the embrace of the powers that be.
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Muir, Van Aaron Hughes, and Chwedyk the pick of the ish for me.
Stories this month from Brenda Cooper, Sean Monaghan, Jim Grimsley, Jason Sanford, Sam J. Miller, Vylar Kaftan, Peter Wood. Reviews underway.
Short fantasy in which a young boy, recently dead, has to heed his father’s advice in walking to where his forebears live.
The issue closes with a story that is has lot of sfnal background to it, but the crux of the story is minimally sfnal.
Because of the good mix of story, idea and innovative narrative approach, I’m popping this story onto the shortlist for the Best SF Short Story Award 2015.
On an icy planet, a nocturnal adventure becomes a game played for high stakes…
Johnny Rev, aka Jack Shade, is a traveller, in a modern urban setting in which magic lives and there is a border, unseen by all but those who have magic, beyond which lies an altogether darker place, and an alter ego who must be kept in his place.