Jimmie and Morrie of Paranormal Services return to the pages of F&SF.
Raffalon the Thief returns to the pages of F&SF.
Further adventures of Raffalon the thief.
Further adventures of the wizard Raffalon.
An afterlife that features berobed angels, and devils in skintight red outfits with little horns, comes as a surprise to the protagonist, the more so when he finds himself finding himself in the queue for a red outfit.
Matthew Hughes’ Luff Imbry makes a return to the pages of F&SF after some years’ absence.
Brodie is disturbed about the voices in his head, and we follow, with wry humour, his progression through the hands of a variety of specialists.
Chris Beckett. Piccadilly Circus. The eighteenth story of Beckett’s in Interzone, and one of the
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction finishes 2009 with an issue of their now
Sean McMullen. The Art of the Dragon. Dryly satirical tale in which a gigantic dragon
Matthew Hughes. Fullbrim’s Findings. Good news for fans of Hengis Hapthorne, of whom there are
Matthew Hughes. Sweet Trap. Further adventures of Hengis Hapthorne, in a story previously in the
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.
Alexander Jablokov. Brain Raid. Jablokov wrote some strong short stories in the 80s/90s, being one
Matthew Hughes. Bye the Rules. Another of Guth Bandar’s regular appearances in F&SF. M.Rickert. The
R. Garcia y Robertson. Kansas, She Says, Is the Name of the Star. Garcia y
Matthew Hughes. A Herd of Opportunity. Another tale of Guth Bandar, this one evidently from
Robert Reed. Less Than Nothing. Reed further develops the story of the boy Raven, one
Chock full of protein for the brain, with only a bit of excess fat and carbohydrate. To burn off those calories I’m off for a bit of ‘fast-paced’ Asimov’s action…..
Matthew Hughes. Thwarting Jabbi Gloond. A prequel to the adventures of Hengis Hapthorn to which
Paul Di Filippo. The Secret Sutras of Sally Strumpet. Similar in style to PDF’s humourous
Matthew Hughes. Inner Huff. Further comic adventures of Guth Bandar (last seen in ‘A Little
Mark W. Tiedemann. Rain from Another Country. Even after her death, Ann Myref is trying
Robert Reed. The Condor’s Green-Eyed Child. Reed returns to the strange milieu of ‘Raven'(F&SF Dec
Matthew Hughes. A Little Learning. Hughes posits a novel method for transiting multiverses – the
Matthew Hughes. Mastermindless. The protagonist realises with a start that his facial features and his
Esther M. Friesner. The Fraud. The cover illustration (a Raphael no less) is a good
Maureen F. McHugh. Oversite. Sensitive story about three generations of women growing apart, through the
Overall, the quality of the stories is high, and a fine collection showcasing primarily British authors, although perhaps just a tad below the quality of last year’s ‘Constellations’.
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.