What’s in Issue 92
|Novels||Tala Bar’s Gaia gathers human interest after the worldwide apocalypse. Dar finds and comforts Nim and remembers a time of happiness in installment 4 and installment 5. Note: chapter 1 is divided into several parts; we’re now in part III. The excerpts are designated “installments” to avoid confusion.
Ian Donnell Arbuckle also fills Made It Way Up with human interest. He, too, has brought a young girl to center stage, particularly in part 7, “Kelly.” In part 8, the “Voices” are not identified, but it’s what they say that’s important.
|Serial||The plot thickens in Michael J A Tyzuk’s murder mystery, “Rude Awakening.” We’re not giving anything away here.|
|Stephen Heister seems to make a twist on the old saying: “If you had everything, where would you put it?” But Allie doesn’t have anything, only the System has and is everything, and Allie does not want to be a “Company Man.”
Roberto Sanhueza is back with the further adventures of some very likeable heroes we’ve met before. This time they’re taking a very unlikely trip in “Katt and Dawg on the Stairway to Heaven.”
Donald Sullivan is also back. And this time he sets up a new version of the Tar Baby riddle: what do you do when you’re stuck with something you absolutely have to get rid of? Some fast thinking and slight of hand are in order in “The Black Star.”
|Poetry||Thomas R. sends us a poem in the spirit of the Easter season: “An Egg.” It’s a view of eternity in something that’s normally most transient...|
|Charles Richard Laing, master of the short-short, rounds out the theme of gifts in this issue as he describes the fate of a lovelorn polar bear in “Cold, Cold Heart.”|
|Challenge||The official Challenge, Gifts and Girls, is to identify some of the gifts in the stories in this issue and to look at two girls from different points of view.|
|Jerry Wright reviews Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire.|
|Editorial||Looters on the Dataway|
In Times to Come
Issue 93 will bring new stories by Ásgrímur Hartmannsson and Norman A. Rubin as well as the continuations of Gaia and Made It Way Up. And we hope to have more...
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