The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May 2005

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

Fantasy and Science Fiction, August 2002

M. Rickert. Leda. In this, the first in a series of ‘contemporary retellings of classical Greek myths’, the relationship between the swan and the human woman, Leda, is not consensual. She and her partner struggle with the aftermath of the sexual assault (the story is taken forward through several viewpoints). Can she truly be pregnant… Continue reading Fantasy and Science Fiction, August 2002