As ever, a strong collection of stories, albeit fairly ‘safe’ in terms of a relatively narrow range of sources.
Excellent issue, with Paul Park the standout, and others from Robert Reed, Charles Oberndorf, Dean Whitlock, John Langan, Robin Aurelian, Marc Laidlaw, Steven Popkes, Kate Wilhelm.
The story reads somewhat like one I’d expect to see from a new writer, produced for a workshop. There are several ideas in there, but it’s never clear what is the author’s focus or intention
Elizabeth Hand. The Far Shore. A middle-aged man, ballet dancer initially, ballet teacher after an