Gamete Diploidy Syndrome aka Human Communicable Parthenogenesis aka Human Asexual Reproductive Syndrome has just been identified
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.
I made several attempts to get into this story, but it’s not an easy read, with the language too complex for my liking.
A band is playing a residency in a bar by the waterside, and the music gets the locals a-calling, and then some….
A nice enough story, engagingly written.
A stoner dealer and her client get up close to a whale being used in an industrial complex, and get a different perspective on life from it.
The third of McIntosh’s ‘Land of Nod’ series, in which he created a memorable plague that leaves most of the population rigid, immobile, save for the nodding of their heads.
A police-procedural/detective story set in space, which failed to grab in the first few pages and encourage me to invest an hour or so in reading the >35 remaining pages.
A story which whizzes along, covering ground that could have taken up a novel, or an entire TV mini-series!