A bit of alien tech, a stump with X marks the spot, but mostly about relationships…
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An alternate history that doesn’t quite do it for me.
The seven day journey from Beijing to Moscow can only be travelled by train, and it goes through some very strange country, and it is said that none who make the journey come through without being changed…
Stories this issue by Tim Lees, Jason Sanford, Lavie Tidhar, Claire Humphrey, John Shirley, and Sarah Brooks, and all of them good ones.
Stormland being the coast of the US a couple of decades hence, where climate change has created a near-permanent storm front, which has devastated the coast and Charleston in particular.
Nice take on the Singularity, from the perspective of teen whose parents ‘Singled’ when he was a toddler.
New stories by Seth Dickinson, Thoraiya Dyer, Juliette Wade, and reprints from Mary Rosenblum and Ursula K. Le Guin.
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.