A love story, only requited at the end, as her cosmologist lover looks for some Big Answers to some Big Questions.
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The wreckage of a crashed Vulcan bomber, missing since the days of the Cold War, gives an opportunity to reflect on the ‘what ifs’ of that period, the nuclear payload being at once a Pandora’s Box into which Schrodinger’s cat is put.
A clever, layered story that mixes technology and sociology and economics and human behaviour.
It’s well told, fresh take on the trope of humans uploading to a virtual space upon death, with the final pages upping the ante, with believable characters and motivations, and more.
A return to the setting of ‘Breathmoss’ and MacLeod gets it just right.
Very dark, top quality macabre humour from MacLeod.
Isabel of the Fall. Ian R. MacLeod. MacLeod has put together ten years’ worth of excellent short SF, many stories of which have rightly been selected to appear in a variety of Years Best collections. Favourites of mine from the past five years include ‘Starship Day’ (Asimovs, and subsequently Dozois’ 13th Annual Collection), ‘Nevermore’ (in […]
Ian R. MacLeod. The Master Miller’s Tale.. Based in the alternate setting of his novel ‘The Light Ages’, MacLeod paints a very atmospheric picture of rural Lincolnshire in England as the old ways are making way, reluctantly, for the new ones. The alternate element is that of the magic – the bucolic, rural magic which […]