Some science goes terribly, terribly wrong in a story that works well.
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.
Short, tight and excellent sf chiller from Rivera.
Miller follows Watts in mining the cult 1980s Antarctic horror movie…
A clever story from Palmer, told in ten (actually 11) sections, each opening with a piece of poetry.
Tongue in cheek yarn about a world in which caped crusaders and Evil Scientists exist, and a detective has to find out who has killed a Giant Octopus and a Macro-Shark.
I struggled with the alien-point-of-view, as I did in Dorie’s previous story in this setting.
Story in the same setting as Kowal’s Hugo winning ‘Lady Astronaut of Mars’
The theme of the story is humanity pulling in on itself, a turtle withdrawing it’s head into it’s shell (Irvine’s imagery), and it’s a good read.