A story which whizzes along, covering ground that could have taken up a novel, or an entire TV mini-series!
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.
Whilst a number of the stories in this series of three books have an installment in each volume, there are some solo stories, and this is one, although it has a feel for one story in a sequence.
Clever stories within stories from Bossert, who has a crew of miners in orbit around Europa passing some offduty time with two new crew members by a game that involves each member telling two stories, with the others needing to guess which one is true, which is a fiction.
Pierre, the first uplifted chimp to walk on the moon, has much to ponder.
Another retelling of a tale from the Arabian Nights.
Strange goings on in the Caribbean, with photographs which seem to capture the soul of the subject
A story that marks out Johanabas as someone who can handle both plot, science and character.
Reed starts off, as often he does, with a big picture, then focusses in on the individual.