Peter M. Ball. Dying Young. (The Year’s Best Science Fiction 29th Annual Collection)

Originally in : Eclipse Four.

One of several very strong stories taken from Jonathan Strahan’s Eclipse Four anthology last year. Dangnabbit I’d got the first three in that series, but not the fourth. Might have to rectify that for the sake of completeness. There won’t by an Eclipse Five BTW as the series has now gone virtual – Christopher Rowe’s ‘The Contrary Gardener’ keeping up the standard in the print volumes.

So what of this story? It’s a sort of spaghetti Western cum Yul Brynner Westworld yarn, but with dragons. What’s not to like!

One Response to Peter M. Ball. Dying Young. (The Year’s Best Science Fiction 29th Annual Collection)

  1. Carl V. December 16, 2012 at 8:14 pm #

    Very disappointed about the Eclipse anthologies no longer being in print. I got on board with the first book and looked forward to what I hoped would become an annual tradition. Sorry it didn’t last. And posting the occasional story online just isn’t the same thing. I’ll try to keep up with the stories, but am sad about the change.

    I liked this story a lot!

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