Tag Archives | M Rickert

Jonathan Strahan. The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year. Volume 3.

A collection of excellent stories.

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, October/November 2009

Elizabeth Hand. The Far Shore. A middle-aged man, ballet dancer initially, ballet teacher after an injury, loses his job but gets a timely invitation from friends to house-sit their remote property whilst they take a winter break. As the snow settles in (shades of The Shining, namechecked in the story) Philip, with recurrent nightmares of […]

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, October/November 2008

Albert E. Cowdrey. Inside Story. Retired Detective Sergeant Alphonse Fournet finds the lure of work, post-Katrina, too much to resist, when he finds out that people are continuing to mysteriously disappear. He is rapidly confronted with those of an alien persuasion who have been doing the abducting-humans thing, and as a representative of Bush the […]

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May 2008

Robert Reed. Reunion. F&SF regular Reed hit top form with the previous issue’s ‘Five Thrillers’, but in contrast this is a much lower key affair. A young woman attends a school reunion with a difference : the class in question has furnished a dozen high-achievers – extremely high achievers. What is the reason behind this? […]

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, December 2007

David Marusek. Osama Phone Home. Published earlier in MIT’s Technology Magazine, and it reads like a story that you would expect a high quality writer Marusek would provide that kind of magazine, as opposed to writing it as an F&SF story. It’s OK, but some what short of his best, which is a pretty high […]

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, December 2006

Matthew Hughes. Bye the Rules. Another of Guth Bandar’s regular appearances in F&SF. M.Rickert. The Christmas Witch. Rickert has provided some classy stories in F&SF in recent years, and this is no exception. This is a contemporary story of a young girl, Rachel, whose mother has died, and whose childish interest in the bones of […]