Only the second published story from Devlin, not that you’d have any idea from reading it.
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.
An alternate history, steampunky take on a comet that is passing close by us. Very close by.
Another strong, nicely observed take on his ‘nodding virus’ setting.
Cleverly done, with an automaton made in the image of Peter the Great surviving the death of the Tsar and fleeing for his (clockwork) life..
‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ can transport a forty-something mother way back to her student days….
A young couple find something in the cellar that makes snorting cocaine looks like a healthy option….
A clever follow up to Kerr’s first installment.
Bit of a disappointment TBH as the story isn’t a sequel to Maberry’s first volume story, but a more straightforward zombie horror story.