Originally in The New Haven Review, a literary fiction magazine, and indeed this story has no sfnal or fantastic elements. But it’s a clever piece of fiction.
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Henry G. Stratmann. The Last Tempation of Katerina Savitskaya. A sequel to ‘The Paradise Project’ (Analog Nov 2007) which I noted was ‘very much Golden Age SF in its telling and characterisation … some charmingly old-fashioned morals’. And sure enough we are re-introduced to Katerina standing with her freshly shampooed hair blowing in the breeze, […]
C.W. Johnson. Icarus Beach. A young woman is part of a crew whose ship specialises in taking super-rich passengers deep into supernovas, there to ride the shockwaves of the exploding star. Her burgeoning relationship with one of the paying passengers is threatened when the lovers’ rich father finds out, and by the behaviour of one […]
Rajnar Vajra. Emerald River, Pearl Sky. The story starts with unidentified observers from a thousand years beyond the narrative which unfolds, who introduce one Vincas Magus, a wizened elderly man walking on twisted legs along a path flanked by apple blossom. When Vincas is confronted by a too steep bridge over a river we find […]