Fiction this month from Lavie Tidhar, Helen Jackson, George Zebrowski, Guy Haley, Jim Hawkins, Tracie Welser. Cover art by Jim Burns. Stories reviewed in due course.
A good but not great issue, with stories by Jon Wallace, Qhen Qiufan, Priya Sharma, Jason Sanford, and Caroline M. Yoachim.
Smaller in two dimensions, larger in another two dimensions, with stories by Urbanski, Liu, Sharma, Johnson, Bunker and Tidhar, and a mighty fine read.
Stories this month from Sean McMullen, Aliette de Bodard, Gareth L. Powell, David Ira Cleary, and C.J. Paget, and each one hits the spot nicely.
Stories by Elizabeth Bourne, Lavie Tidhar, Vylar Kaftan, Ray Cluley and Tracie Welser. Tidhar and Kaftan the pick for me, creating strong characters in realistic settings, the other three not achieving that.
Tem provides some vivid mental imagery, Palmer provides some more straightforward sfnal fayre, the other stories not quite having the same impact.
A nicely balanced issue, with four authors new to me making the most of the space afforded to them.
Hawkins’ story takes up a lot of real estate in the issue in a story that didn’t engage, but the Tidhar/Lain stories very much did so.
An OK issue with stories by Stephen Kotowych, Jason Sanford, Fiona Moore, Jon Ingold, Mercurio D. Rivera.
Stories by Matthew Cook, Mercurio D. Rivera, Jon Wallace, Gareth L. Powell, Al Robertson.