A story in fact of two visited men. Set in France, Marie-Lucien is a widower who totally withdraws after the death of his wife and child. However, the painter in the apartment below, has other ideas, and gradually encourage him to once more take an interest in his life. It transpires however that the painter himself is visited – although his vistiros are altogether more ethereal, in a story avec beacuoup de humanite mais seulement un peut de fantastique. (I should point out that I only studied French at school for five years, and that was 35 years ago, and one school report had the french teacher referring me to a ‘dilettante’. My father, also a teacher, was not amused).
- Peter Friend. Voyage to the Moon. (Asimovs June 2010).
- Anna Tambour. Dreadnought Neptune. (Asimovs June 2010)