A god makes a return to a small fishing village, in search of that one thing which even the immortal gods cannot have.
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.
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
Wayne Wightman. A Foreign Country. Quentin A. Denmore is standing for President of the USA,
Matthew Hughes. Thwarting Jabbi Gloond. A prequel to the adventures of Hengis Hapthorn to which
Bret Bertholf. Alfred Bester Is Alive and Well and Living in Winterset, Iowa. A ‘doozy’
There’s a lot in here, as usual, with the Kelly story giving lots of SF bang-for-buck : if you haven’t read ‘Burn’ yet, then this is your chance so to do, and get some other high quality reading, and the professional writer’s take on what the 3 years leading up to 2008 meant to them.