It’s a complex story, densely written and at time boggling, of human frailties and emotions exposed by those powers, it’s hard SF mashed up with epic Greek legend, reading almost as if translated from ancient stone tablets.
An excellent story in it’s own right, and intriguing in the light of the few other stories by Wright that I’ve reviewed.
A big book, with a huge amount of top quality SF.
To be read slowly, and savoured.
The first of the now double-size but bi-monthly F&SF. The disappointment of now to be
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