More fantasy derring-doings from Falco the apprentice shadow master.
Suburban Halloween shivers, as two young children have to face up to the death of their grandma, with an evil (or at least emotionally cold) step-mother and her strange brother to content with.
By way, I believe, of a prequel to previous ‘Shadow’ stories by Chappell featuring light-fingered Falco.
Robert Silverberg. Against the Current. A car salesman leaves work early after a sudden but short-lived migraine. As he makes his journey home he notices increasingly incongruous changes to the road and the neighbourhoods he drives through, until it becomes clear that he is in fact travelling through time. We follow his journey, as with… Continue reading The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, October/November 2007
Not having bothered with the lengthy Hughes story, as is my wont, there wasn’t a huge amount to get to grips with, with Reed, Rickert and Goulart all providing stories of the ilk that they regularly provide for F&SF ie well written and OK for what they are, but none of them a humdinger.
Judith Moffett. The Bear’s Baby. Moffett has written a couple of novels featuring the Hefn, an alien race who are benignly running the Earth. Here, in the remote American wilderness, a scientist studying bears in the wild is piqued to be re-located to study elsewhere. Such is his strength of feeling that he risks all… Continue reading The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, October/November 2003