Deceptively clever little story from Swanwick, suggestive of traditionally fantasy, but full-on SF.
Clever story of alien oppression and response to it, cunningly done by setting the story in Ireland.
A short but exquisite love story, as a man deals (or not) with heartbreaking loss, to find that there are other universes where things are quite different.
A young man with a neat motorcycle that can run on grass and water, and a gun that will only work in his hand, leaves Moscow behind. With the wind in his hair, he has the freedom of the road.
The relationship between a house owner and the house AI is the crux of a missing person investigation…
If you like playing Bioshock, you’ll lurve this entertaining yarn.
A 20th Anniversary issue, with Guest Editors Nick Gevers and Keith Brooke of the InfinityPlus website. Michael Swanwick. Five British Dinosaurs. Swanwick at his gently humorous best, with five alternate-takes on dinosaurs and Victorian England, including a quite civilized chap (as illustrated) who finds the base characterizations of his species quite beyond the pale. Top [...]
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 [...]
Robert Silverberg. Against the Current. A car salesman leaves work early after a sudden but short-lived migraine. As he makes his journey home he notices increasingly incongruous changes to the road and the neighbourhoods he drives through, until it becomes clear that he is in fact travelling through time. We follow his journey, as with [...]