Excellent dark fantasy tale of love, and just how the strength of love can be. A blacksmith has promised is wife daughters, and has to take matters into his own smithy hands, when time is against him. And the daughters he fashions are to protect his wife. It’s a well-wrought, poetic story, with a feeling of an old English folk song.
- William Preston. Vox Ex Machina. (Asimovs December 2013)
- Tim Sullivan. The Nambu Egg. (Fantasy & Science Fiction, July/Aug 2013)