As ever, a strong collection of stories, albeit fairly ‘safe’ in terms of a relatively narrow range of sources.
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A frustrating story, but only in the sense that you’re frustrated at wanting more
A strong issue, with stories by Landis, Reed, Steele, Shoulders, Tem, Roberson and Emshwiller.
The story introduction refers to an inspiration for this story being ‘Men of Tomorrow’, a non-fiction book by Gerard Jones which looked at how Eastern European Jewish immigrants were responsible for the birth of American comic books. SF Site’s review of that book [here], refers to the inspirate that Jones must have drawn from Michael […]
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 […]
Brian Stableford. The Trial. Stableford explores a drugs trial that proves too successful. There’s a fair bit of bio-chemistry in the story (‘What do you think is wrong with the orthodox assumption that about the enkaphelin whose CAG-repeat variant clogs up the neutrons of Alzheimer’s sufferers?’) as a drug on trial with an initial cohort […]
Another excellent issue.
Peter Friend. The Christmas Tree. A short fantastical piece in which the arrival of a Christmas Tree is a cause for celebration, despite the fact that it is a very different kind of tree to those we know and love. Paul Melko. Strength Alone. One of the standout stories in Lou Anders’ collection ‘Live Without […]