There’s something Ballardian about the imagery of engines sitting under the sun on a remote desert, but it’s one of those stories I sometimes feel that I’m missing something without which I’m not really getting what the story is really about.
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.
Intriguing multi-perspective story, in a post-flu epidemic ravaged society.
A story from an author new to me, and at three pages in length, not too much by way of an introduction!
A story that does indeed ‘hit the spot’ nicely, with the accustomed oriental mannerisms, familial devotions and structures that clearly mark it out as a Xuya story.
The first story of 2015 that I’m flagging as a contender for the Best SF Short Story Award 2015.
Finding the right words to open up a woman’s heart has never been easy for men, but doh! when you have to remember a freaking password!!
A thoroughly unpleasant protagonist, without any redeeming features who has the wherewithal to fix the world’s problems (as he sees them) . Will he, or won’t he??
In a remote Antartic research station, the Fermi Paradox is solved, which has a big impact on the two men in the cabin..