A great bit of writing.
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A baseball scout has a hot prospect for the Major League, until, over several mojitos, a young woman points out a fatal flaw in the young man’s game.
More about baseball’s Moe Berg, in a reality(ies) quite different from ours – to the extent that Babe Ruth is a lithe pitcher. An enjoyable follow-up to a story last year, ending with a cliff-hanger leaving this reader looking forward to more.
Heisenberg, Fermi, Moe Berg, the Hindenburg and more in an alternate worlds WWII yarn.
A fourth story in the ‘S’hudonni’ sequence – the first dating back to 1988 – withthe narrative style and the flashbacks supporting the story to good effect.
Originally appearing in a baseball magazine, this is a strong mainstream story about an adult reflecting on his childhood and his long-estranged but recently deceased father’s role in it. The speculative element is minimal, but effective.
Father to the Man. Robert Reed. The concluding chapter of a five-tale sequence, begun back in November 1993. The obvious problem with this kind of serialization is that without reading the preceding stories there is a danger that the current story will not stand up in its own right. This was very much the case […]
Feel the Zaz. James Patrick Kelly. Jim Kelly takes us to a near-future in which the web/movie industries provide a chance to engage interactively with a range of movie stars. Dylan McDonough is struggling with his Starscape firm, running perilously close to bankruptcy and failure, in an industry where popularity is measured by the ‘zaz’. […]