A god makes a return to a small fishing village, in search of that one thing which even the immortal gods cannot have.
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A beautiful story from Mirabelli, that blends hard SF, theoretical (and historical) mathematics and physics, with a story of painfully heartbreaking humanity. Mind you, I am a bit of a sentimental old fool – but I defy you to read about Richard Feynman’s letter to his dead wife without tears forming.
One of the nicer stories I’ve read for quite some time.
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A late arrival on my doorstep, and it’s taken much longer to finish the review than I had hoped. Note to self : faster dude, faster!
Fred Chappel. Shadow of the Valley. When protagonist Falco previously appeared in F&SF in ‘Dance of Shadows’ I wroteth : If you like your fantasy wordy and with loquacious characters using verbose and flowery language, and with a mystery to be solved, you’ll enjoy this story. and a cursory glanceth suggesteth the same comment. Worthy […]
Wayne Wightman. A Foreign Country. Quentin A. Denmore is standing for President of the USA, an independent candidate, with a very weak platform (mostly shaking hands and being nice), and a very small team behind him. That team gets smaller to the point that they down on his luck journalist assigned to follow him on […]
Matthew Hughes. Thwarting Jabbi Gloond. A prequel to the adventures of Hengis Hapthorn to which readers have been regaled/subjected (delete as appropriate). Claudia O’Keefe. Maze of Trees. O’Keefe follows her ‘Black Deer’ (F&SF April 2005) with another story in which the wilds of America create a very strong backdrop. West Virginia is a lonely place […]
Bret Bertholf. Alfred Bester Is Alive and Well and Living in Winterset, Iowa. A ‘doozy’ according to the editorial intro, and I concur. What is particularly refreshing is that Bertholf adds a variety of graphics (from Virgil Finlay to Dr Seuss) to an already psychedelic text that could come straight fromthe 1960s, as an AI […]