Seven sections, or in fact seven matches, each match, like those of the fairytale Little Matchgirl, throwing light.
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.
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.
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).
A lengthy look at the very early days of SF fandom,
They say the past is a foreign country, but what if going back there was as simple as saying ‘there’s no place like home’, except that you don’t need a pair or ruby slippers, just the right mindset??
A story with a simple point to make – if we could remove humanity’s obsession with ‘us’ and ‘them’, would the world be a better place?