There ain’t no mention of duelling banjos, but they were playing in my head whilst reading the story. Excellent.
Paolo Bacigalupi. The People of Sand and Slag. Bacigalupi’s ‘The Fluted Girl’ (F&SF June 2003) was one of my favourite stories of last year, and in constrast to that fantasy tale, here he takes on SF. He postulates a not-too-distant future in which the Earth is a seething, war-reduced, inhospitable environment – or rather, an… Continue reading The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, February 2004