Inventive story from Rosenbaum, through the eyes of youngsters where birth order is more important than usual, as siblings (clones?) are closely linked and act as one, and the family unit is not the nuclear norm.
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Something for everyone … pervs included. Duncan, Reaves and Bowes my favourites, giving the first half of the chunky, value for money, volume more grist to my reviewing mill.
An updating of the classic fairytale, with a princess held incommunicado under a repressive political regime.
Chris Roberson. Metal Dragon. Another in Roberson’s ‘Celestial Empire’ series, in which China is a world power. Here we see a space race – not US/USSR as was the case here, but China/Mexico. We find out more about the power struggle between these two world powers, and with the Chinese attempt to be first to […]
Robert Reed. The Condor’s Green-Eyed Child. Reed returns to the strange milieu of ‘Raven'(F&SF Dec 2001) and ‘Buffalo Wolf'(F&SF March 2003), in which we are treated to Gene Wolfe-esque glimpses of strange events in a setting just slightly off-key from that which we know. Here young Raven is making his way in the forest when […]
A so-so issue, some way below their best, and bit below the average high quality.
Albert E. Cowdrey. The Posthumous Man. Cowdrey takes us once again to New Orleans. Wentworth is an antiques dealer, specialising in Funerary Arts. An old tombstone behind which is a murderous tale comes his way, bringing bad fortune to him. Benjamin Rosenbaum. Droplet. A far-future postmodern couple in deep space come across an ancient planet […]
Somewhat belated review, as I never did get a copy of the printed edition, but as F&SF is now on PeanutPress, I was able to download and review the electronic version. Tom Kelley’s Ghost. Steven Popkes. A good old-fashioned ghost story. Nope, make that a *very* good, old-fashioned ghost story. A young couple move into […]