Cover by Wayne Haag. Stories by James van Pelt, E. Catherine Tobler, Andrew Hook, Neil Williamson, Caren Gussoff, several excellent.
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A story that starts by getting the reader hooked – the protagonist is getting PTSD therapy due to losing his universe.
Grey mould is taking over the world, and this story moves to a chilling climax, with the reader keen to find out what happens next.
A word about page layout which has a red illustration of chasm walls hemming in the text. That word is excellent.
Onyebuchi and Palwick the pick of the issue for me.
Of the previous installment in this story series I wrote: “A ‘fast paced adventure’ of the kind that Purdom often produces that don’t really do it for me. But if you are wanting to read more about Harold the Human, here’s your chance…”
Boyer’s Bartleby the Scavenger a strong story that kept me engrossed, but the rest of the issue much less so.
Further adventures of teen Beck Garrison on the independent seastead communities, facing up to the latest challenges, with her dad, as ever, on her case.