An effective story that looks at change through the eyes of young boy. Uprooted from the family home when his mother takes him and his brother away, leaving their father behind. Trying to settle in a new community, trying to make sense of his mother and her telephone calls, and her employment. Trying to make sense of the alien ‘blues’ who have arrived on Earth. Urbanski writes well and gets across emotion and the feel of the confusion, but with little narrative or explanation, also leaving the reader in that same uneasy sense of not quite understanding, not quite grasping, trying to make sense.
- James Patrick Kelly. The Last Judgment. (Asimov’s April/May 2012)
- David Ira Cleary. Living in the Eighties. (Asimovs April/May 2012)