Myxomatosis. Simon Ings. A John Christopher tribute, the main character referring to Christopher’s ‘Death of Grass’ and pondering how animals can change their behaviours to respond to changes in the environment, whereas higher animals like mankind can personally struggle to make necessary changes. Rendezvous. John Christopher. A widower, struggling to come to terms with his… Continue reading Interzone Number 165, March 2001.
The Man on the Persian Carpet. Kate Wilhem. A potent blend of mystery/suspense, time travel and a sacrifice needed to keep the world in balance. The writing oozes class, as one would expect. Afterlife. Jack Williamson. I was a bit unmoved by Williamson’s Hugo-winning “The Ultimate Earth”, but enjoyed this shorter story hugely. Whilst “The… Continue reading Fantasy and Science Fiction February 2002
This story will stick in the mind, with Joyce creating some eminently solid three-dimensional characters.