Dark magic in a rural setting, as a young girl in her mid-teens finds out more about herself, and the reasons for the nude dancing under the full moon in the pumpkin patch.
Gene Wolfe. Memorare. This special Gene Wolfe issue leads off with an SF story which confirms just how good Wolfe can be. On the surface it’s a story of a well-established type : a curmudgeonly longer out in the solar system is investigating some very strange artefacts which prove to be qutie dangerous, and has… Continue reading The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, April 2007
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