A story I skipped through after a few fairly bland pages. Not a huge amount of description or characterisation, and at times it feels more like a Readers Digest version of a fat fantasy trilogy, or else a story written for 10year olds. The dialogue is utilitarian, and there’s no depth or flavour or anything out of the ordinary.
- Chen Qiufan. The Year of the Rat. (Fantasy and Science Fiction, July/August 2013)
- Gregory Frost. No Others Are Genuine. (Asimovs Oct/Nov 2013)