Copley-Woods looks inside (and I mean inside) the world of witchcraft in a quite chilling fashion…
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.
Five mini-vignettes, spanning the millenia and the planets, all linked by the California aqueduct.
If ‘ee likes piratical stories, or bemoan the dire nonsense of the Pirates of the Caribbean sequels, then this salty, spirity tale will please as it be writ with just the right tone for suchlike.
A slightly detached, mannered style prevented me getting too engaged with a story that progressed steadily to a finish that was similarly not overly dramatic.
Rogue nano – approach at your peril.
Rusch has fun in a light-hearted taken on the gender politics of golf, and virtual reality, in a pro-am tournament with some very special participants.
Could there be a nicer New York love story in Asimovs this year?
There’s politics and human relationships to give a little extra depth to a relatively short story that gets through the action on the double.