There was stuff I *really* did like – gender fluidity, non-CIS sexuality and flirting, but the undercover spy thing and the generally light tone of the story didn’t work for me.
An elegant updating of a classic SF short story.
An excellent story of shadows, origami folding weapons and vessels, smoke and hidden and unknown identities, desires but also duties.
As ever, a strong collection of stories, albeit fairly ‘safe’ in terms of a relatively narrow range of sources.
A clever short story, an appetiser, that leaves you wanting more.
Sean McMullen. The Art of the Dragon. Dryly satirical tale in which a gigantic dragon
Daniel Abraham. The Curandero and the Swede : a Tale from the 1001 American Nights.
PDF version reviewed. Charles Coleman Finlay. Of Silence and the Man at Arms. The third
Another excellent issue.
The Measure of All Things. Richard Chedwyk. Tom Groverton runs an animal rescue centre –
With the SF community having being served for two decades by the Dozois annual collection, producing an anthology with only a dozen stories is going to be challenging. The Silverberg/Haber collection makes it even more difficult as the majority of the stories are from the first half of 2002.