Seven sections, or in fact seven matches, each match, like those of the fairytale Little Matchgirl, throwing light.
You’ll find all the latest Reviews across Best SF gathered here.
Inventive setting and nice narrative from Cadigan, as a young woman narrates a visit to their Martian colony by a representative from Earth.
Further near-future science thriller from Schroeder, featuring the return of Gennady.
Reprints from Big Names and original SF from Less Big Names.
Eklund has been writing high-quality SF as long as I have been reading it, and I’m pleased to say that this story is of as high a standard as his best
Chilling story of an expectant couple plagued by a regular visitation from one of the shambling, dead ‘travelers’ (and the mother-in-law).
Stories by Reed, Jablokov and McDonald the pick of the bunch for me.
A lengthy look at the very early days of SF fandom,