A clever, understated story from Reed, that looks at those in our society who aren’t quite what they seem. The Neighbors are difficult to spot, and the agency charged with identifying and engaging with them will go to many lengths to engage with them. One investigator has some perceptions challenged in the case in hand. Just who is the alien amongst us? And who is to decide?
- Gray Rinehart. The Second Engineer. (Asimovs October/November 2012)
- Judith Moffett. The Lights and Darks. (Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2013)