Richard Bowes. Pining to Be Human. (Fantasy & Science Fiction July/August 2010)

The latest in several autobiographical stories from Bowes that have appeared in F&SF and which are to form a forthcoming book.

It’s another impactful story, featuring a young man going through psychotherapy, reflecting on (or refusing to reflect on) his childhood and youth, time in high school, and getting out of the army draft, tied in to his homosexuality. Intensely personal, and with a fantastical element that’s gentler than most that appear in the magazine, part of a substantial series.

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