Rachel Pollack. The Queen of Eyes. (Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sept/Oct 2013)

fsf130910Further adventures of Jack Shade, who first appeared in Jack Shade and the Forest of Souls in F&SF last year, where I noted it was an effective urban fantasy/horror.

Here Jack is reluctant to take on a client until he finds out exackerly who her mother is.. although even stuck in a waiting room whilst getting new rear tyres for my car, this lengthy urban fantasy/horror didn’t grab me beyond the opening pages, which ended with “Holy Shit! Your mother is the Queen of Eyes!”, in terms of wanting to invest a fair amount of time in the story.

Mind you, there is an ur-Leprachaun in the rest of the story, which might be an sfnal first.

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