The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, December 2009

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction finishes 2009 with an issue of their now standard bi-monthly size, but dated for a single month to enable a clean start in 2010 with a Jan/Feb issue. Alex Irvine. Dragon’s Teeth. Irvine’s ‘Wizard Six’ in F&SF June 2007 was a strong and dark fantasy story. In a… Continue reading The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, December 2009

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, October/November 2008

Albert E. Cowdrey. Inside Story. Retired Detective Sergeant Alphonse Fournet finds the lure of work, post-Katrina, too much to resist, when he finds out that people are continuing to mysteriously disappear. He is rapidly confronted with those of an alien persuasion who have been doing the abducting-humans thing, and as a representative of Bush the… Continue reading The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, October/November 2008

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, April 2008

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

Asimovs, December 2008

Tim Sullivan. Way Down East. A very well crafted story which used the very alien to look at human alienation, separation and grief. We have had First Contact, and whilst the visitor from Gliese 581c has had some impact, life of course goes on. Or not necessarily so for the protagonists, two fisherman from New… Continue reading Asimovs, December 2008

Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, July 2000

Interstitial. Paul J. McAuley. The Great Winter has forced humanity from then now-frozen Earth. The moon colonies have degenerated into warring factions, with youngsters groomed into drug-crazed soldiery. McAuley sets off on what is initially a fast-paced army scenario, with a tech forced by his more gung-ho brother into a mission which does not bode… Continue reading Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, July 2000