The high mountains of Portugal

The machine stops by

I came across mention of this story over on Metafilter and, while I have heard of Forster I’ve never read1 any of their works so I...

Carnival nine by

Published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies ; Issue #225, May 11, 2017 This is a wonderful story. I actually don’t want to say anything at all about...

The Martian obelisk by

Humanity is dying out. Climate change. Terrorism. Disease. People have accepted that these is no future, just a slow decline and then they’ll be no more....

Sun, Moon, Dust by

First published by Uncanny A Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy in May 2017. Okay, this is wonderful. There is something about Ursula Vernon’s writing that...

Fandom for robots by

Published in Uncanny Magazine, Sept/Oct 2017. Issue 17. Short stories often don’t really work for me. Either too little happens or too much. Also being so...

The turkeyfeather riders by

A collection of five short stories by the classic western author Louis L’Amour. And by classic I mean the idealised version where men were men1 and...