Gentle Goulart humour featuring Hix, the best second-rate B-movie writer in Hollywood in the 1940s, as he comes across a dame who is being “hoodooed, hexed and futzed” and is need of his help to eliminate her invisible nemesis.
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Further adventures of Harry Challenge in a misty London night in 1901.
More tongue-in-cheek investigative adventures of Harry Challenge, returning to the pages of F&SF after some years absence, finding himself in Kensington at the start of the 20th century.
Tags: Albert E Cowdrey, Carol Emshwiller, Charles Oberndorf, Elizabeth Hand, Geoff Ryman, Joe Haldeman, Kate Wilhelm, Lucius Shepard, M Rickert, Robert Reed, Robert Silverberg, Ron Goulart, Ron Partridge0
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 […]
James L. Cambias. Balancing Accounts. A strong SF story to open the issue, and one with an interesting POV character – an AI shuttling salvage and cargo amongst the asteroid belt. With very few humans this far outof the system, most of the trading and dealing is AI to AI. ‘Annie’, autonomous and incentivised, has […]
Not having bothered with the lengthy Hughes story, as is my wont, there wasn’t a huge amount to get to grips with, with Reed, Rickert and Goulart all providing stories of the ilk that they regularly provide for F&SF ie well written and OK for what they are, but none of them a humdinger.
Delia Sherman. Walpurgis Afternoon. Cosy suburbia is threatened by a brand new house appearing overnight, whose occupants are evidently …. witches. sf/f of the gentle suburban variety. Sydney J. Van Scyoc. Poppies by Moonlight. Short story in which returning to bale out her step-brother, yet again, a grieving woman finds him changed, through a visiting […]
Paul Di Filippo. The Secret Sutras of Sally Strumpet. Similar in style to PDF’s humourous “The Short Ashy Afterlife of Hiram P. Dottle” from F&SF May 2002, so if you read that and enjoyed it, you’ll like this. A struggling author has hit upon a rich seam – however, he has mined that seam in […]