Nicely written contemporary story, with a well-drawn protagonist. It’s subtle and understated, not too heavy on the genre elements, with some neat touches (“All my paper-thin rationalizations collapse into ash, like a burning house of cards”), but the story perhaps missing just that extra something.
- Dale Bailey. Necrosis. (Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/June 2012)
- Ray Cluley. Bloodcloth. (Interzone #240, May-Jun 2012)