The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, April 2006

Daryl Gregory. Gardening at Night. Analog-style ‘scientist fiction’, or ‘lab opera’ as editor Gordon van Gelder uses to introduce the story. As a rule thse stories leave me cold, but Gregory has a little more in it than most, with one scientist well out on the autistic spectrum (as opposed to being a heroic action… Continue reading The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, April 2006

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, August 2005

Matthew Hughes. Thwarting Jabbi Gloond. A prequel to the adventures of Hengis Hapthorn to which readers have been regaled/subjected (delete as appropriate). Claudia O’Keefe. Maze of Trees. O’Keefe follows her ‘Black Deer’ (F&SF April 2005) with another story in which the wilds of America create a very strong backdrop. West Virginia is a lonely place… Continue reading The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, August 2005

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, April 2005

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… Continue reading The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, April 2005