A ghost story set in England a century or so back, with the Royal Mail sending out an agent to discover just what exactly is happening to the deliveries in Binderwood…
The stoner surfer dudes from ‘The Perfect Wave’ from the January 2008 issue make a return, living by the coast, living for the surf. But there’s challenges to be faced as the very waves themselves are to be controlled by The Man, and there’s another evil dude, and a revenge to be wreaked.
Further adventures of the bard Gorlen and his gargoyle Spar.
Further adventures of the gargoyle Spar and the bard Gorlen. As I have a physician-certified allergy to fantasy stories featuring bards, it’s with a hey nonny-nonny that I make my way-o to the next story in the issue-o.
Excellent issue, with Paul Park the standout, and others from Robert Reed, Charles Oberndorf, Dean Whitlock, John Langan, Robin Aurelian, Marc Laidlaw, Steven Popkes, Kate Wilhelm.
Further adventures of Gorlen Vizenfirthe, for afficionadoes of fantasy featuring bards.
Daniel Abraham. The Curandero and the Swede : a Tale from the 1001 American Nights.
Marc Laidlaw. Childrun. Wandering bard Gorlen Vizenfirthe makes a re-appearance in F&SF after a ten
PDF version reviewed. Charles Coleman Finlay. Of Silence and the Man at Arms. The third
Stories by : Bruce Sterling, Gene Wolfe., Greg Egan, Gregory Benford, Gwyneth Jones, Ian McDonald, James Van Pelt, Johanna Sinisalo, John Hemry, John Kessel, Kage Baker, Karen Joy Fowler, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Ken MacLeod, Marc Laidlaw, Nancy Kress, Palle Juul Holm, Peter Watts, Robin Hitchock, Stephen Baxter, Terry Bisson, Tim Pratt, Tony Ballantyne, William Shunn.
A cracking little paperback, which every self-respecting SF reader should have at home. The pbk version I have also features a neat reflective pair of shades (which my scanner totally fails to scan!).