A frustrated, isolated suburban housewife is initially horrified when the house over the road, a bank foreclosure, sees some aliens move in.
Alexander Jablokov. The Boarder. Another in the ‘historical space race’ faction milieu, as a Russian boarder in the family home who previously worked on the Soviet space program gives another perspective on the period increasingly seen as the halcyon days by certain generations of SF writer. A good read, and gives as good an impression… Continue reading The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March 2008
Ian R. MacLeod. The Master Miller’s Tale.. Based in the alternate setting of his novel ‘The Light Ages’, MacLeod paints a very atmospheric picture of rural Lincolnshire in England as the old ways are making way, reluctantly, for the new ones. The alternate element is that of the magic – the bucolic, rural magic which… Continue reading The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May 2007
Steven Popkes. The Great Caruso. A long-term smoker sources some dubious cigarettes, and finds that her lungs have been subtly changed by inhaled nano-tech. One of the beneficial side effects of the nanites is an improved singing voice, which she uses to good effect. When pneumonia finally takes her, she finds that the nanites have… Continue reading The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May 2005