A clever story to end a strong issue.
A young boy finds out that there is a much, much darker side to Christmas Eve.
James Stoddard. The First Editions. Fantasy, in which a bibliophile falls afoul of a fellow collector, a mage who turns him, and his life, into a book, stored on his shelves to be read at leisure, filed amongst other unfortunates now in bookform. He is unwilling to accept his place on the shelves, and true… Continue reading The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, April 2008
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
James Stoddard. The Battle of York. Some 3000 years after the passing of America, the history of the early days of the country lives on, through a not altogether reliable mythology. Stoddard has a huge amount of fun bringing together a wide range of American icons and historical figures – General Custard, Waynejon (The Pilgrim),… Continue reading The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July 2004
Almost two year’s after its publication, a mini-review in order to fill in the only post-1999 F&SF issue not previously reviewed. Harlan Ellison. Never Send to Know for Whom the Lettuce Wilts. An expanded, reworked 1956 story. Henry Leclair finds a very obtuse statement in a fortune cookie, and is the kind of chap who… Continue reading Fantasy and Science Fiction January 2002
Stories by : Bradley Denton, Brenda Cooper, Charles Coleman Finlay, Gene Wolfe., Glenn Grant, Gregory Benford, Jack McDevitt, James Patrick Kelly, James Stoddard, James. L. Cambias, Janeen Webb, Jean-Claude Dunyach, Ken Liu, Liz Williams, matthew hughes, Neal Asher, Pamela Sargent, Ray Vukcevich, Robert Reed, Sean McMullen, Steve Tomasula, Steven Utley, Terry Bisson.