A woman, left hollow by the death of her husband and young daughter in a car crash, leaves everything behind and drives out of town, heading nowhere in particular. There’s a chance encounter – except that it isn’t chance, and whilst wrongs may not be put right, tricks can be done. It’s a story that is heart-rending and believable.
- Peter S. Beagle. King Pelles the Sure. (Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2009)
- Kristine Kathryn Rusch. The Possession of Paavo Deshin. (Analog Jan/Feb 2010)