The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, August/September 2009

Sean McMullen. The Art of the Dragon. Dryly satirical tale in which a gigantic dragon appears and destroys the Eiffel Tower, then begins a world tour, destroying other notable buildings, statues and art collections. An observer of the initial attack enjoys celebrity status, and indeed has a greater role to play, his personal peculiarities putting… Continue reading The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, August/September 2009

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July 2007

Lawrence C. Connolly. Daughters of Prime. I’m not a big fan of xenolinguistic/xenothropological fiction. Ursula K Le Guin has a lot to answer for in my opinion, in offering a model for others to follow. I suppose you could trace back several decades to find the author of the first ‘astronaut stranded on an inhospitable… Continue reading The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July 2007

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March 2003

Robert Reed. Buffalo Wolf. When ‘Raven Dream’ appeared in the Dec 2001 issue of F&SF I noted it was very much an opening story in a sequence, with only a little revealed to start with. ‘Buffalo Wolf’ continues the story, and more is made clearer, although the overall impression is very much of Gene Wolfe,… Continue reading The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March 2003

Fantasy and Science Fiction January 2002

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