Some nice touches in the story, with a strong focus on the superhero and his internal as well as external challenges.
The Individual Stories category has two types of content : 1 – the stories I read in magazines and anthologies and review straight away, rather than waiting to complete the magazine or anthology and reviewing it all in one go. I started doing this in 2010; 2 – stories published as standalone ‘chapbooks’, or published online, or otherwise as a singleton. There are a couple of dozen stories of this nature, reviewing during the 2000s, which are available here.
There’s not a massive sfnal element to the story, but the writing has a bit of personality to it, and the dialogue is more realistic than you get in most SF, which is nice.
A dark, bleak look human frailty and bravery and stupidity, as the planet-killer impact arrives.
Now writing a column for Interzone, Allan’s latest story for them stops just as it’s getting interesting, so I’m hoping there’s at least one more followup story
Lacking an sfnal element, a story that doesn’t really fit the anthology.
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.