A husband and wife ex-marine team farming on a remote planet, have to deal with dark memories as they try to rescue their kidnapped children, following the kidnapper across a nightmare-inducing desert storm.
Just after the end of the Great War, two lives come together.
Neatly handled, which stories featuring computer games aren’t always.
A story which asked too much of this reader in terms of suspending disbelief.
Grandma holds the keys, or the rare minerals, which point to the reason for the (re)appearance of the aliens.
A strong issue, with stories by Landis, Reed, Steele, Shoulders, Tem, Roberson and Emshwiller.
For a new writer, it’s a well-handled story. The main characters are portrayed well, and perhaps only a slight issue with the dramatic resolution – although in the limited space, perhaps little option for the author. I’ll look forward to more stories from Shoulders.