Jupiter XLVIII: Cyllene – April 2015
Edited by Ian Redman
Review by Sam Tomaino
Jupiter Magazine ISBN/ITEM#: 1740-2069
Date: 30 July 2015
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With Jupiter XLVIII, we are on Cyllene and it's got some good stories.
The fiction begins with "Rose by Another Name" by Ray Blank -+- Captain Drake of the Noncon Confederacy has a special prisoner, an AI who calls herself Rose occupying a spacesuit. Ruthless Interrogator Zhao tries to break down Rose but fails. They wipe out the Rose in the suit but she had copied herself and that causes problems. Now, Captain and crew might not survive. Cleverly done conclusion.
"Our Time is Over, P.S. I Love You" by George Sandison -+- Nicholas is managing a hotel in Italy and has no guests. He gets one in the form of an alien named Crag. He's also involved with two women, Maria and Grazia. He makes a suprising decision on how to deal with everything. Wonderfully bizarre.
"Selene Weeps" by William James Wrigley -+- Daisuke's father, Yasuki Ishidate goes through some sort of crisis and dies. Daisuke meets a young girl who knew him in his final weeks. When he hears her story, he understands the way things really are and the lies that people have been told. Could have used a little more explanation of what seems to be a false religion.
The issue concludes with "Latimer" by Anselmo J. Alliegro -+- Galen literally meets the girl of his dream. A dream that was the result of an experiment in which nanobots were injected into his blood and allowed to travel into his brain. But things do not work out as you might think. Something better happens as a result. A well-told but bittersweet tale.
Well, that's it for Cyllene! On to Kore!