Space and Time #128 - Spring 2017
Edited by Hildy Silverman
Cover Artist: Diane Weinstein
Review by Sam Tomaino
Space and Time Magazine ISBN/ITEM#: 0271-2512
Date: 02 May 2017
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The latest issue of Space And Time is #128, the Spring 2017 issue, and I must also add a Full Disclosure. It has a book review by yours truly for which I've been paid.
The fiction begins with "One of the Lucky Ones" by Scott Edelman. -+- A stop in a bookstore reminds Marc of his Uncle Neil from his childhood. Later with his father he can't remember the name but his father said he did not have a brother. Marc can't quite remember what he forgot until he finally does something really odd. I won't spoil things by saying anything more but just say this was a great little story, the kind Scott Edelman has been writing for decades.
"Whom the Gods Would Destroy" by Thomas Canfield -+- Dr. Haldane accepts the mad artist Le Blanc into his program designed to separate the madness of an artist with his talent. But what LeBlanc produces challenges Haldane in a way he did not anticipate. Interesting.
"Let's Play a Game" by Shannon Lawrence -+- Agatha and the other girls are refugees from the London Blitz, staying in the house of Mrs. Pettigrew who mistreats them. But worse is Sarah who tyrannizes the other girls into submission. But Agatha has had enough. Chilling.
"Steer Your Thoughts with Your Steering Wheel" by Robert P. Switzer -+- In a world in which people have big steering wheels growing out of their heads which can be used to change the direction of one's thoughts, Bukhem is stubborn about changing the direction of his, even at the urging of his friends, Guzzal and Tehad. When they encounter three beautiful girls, Bayka, Jern, and Kariss, he's still stubborn about doing what he wants to do. But fortunately, there's a twist and things change. Amusing little story.
"Husk" by Megan Neumann -+- Cheryl, Frieda, and Eddie are sent to investigate the inhospitable planet of Persephone. Beginning with Eddie dying, strange things start happening to them. Imaginative and truly bizarre.
"The Many Heads of Mr. Krup" by Larry Hodges -+- Big game hunter Zula Darby is the guest of Mr. Krup, also a big game hunter, who treats her to a variant of The Most Dangerous Game with a nice twist at the end. Very entertaining.
"Children of Deadways" by David Tallerman -+- Parsimony is the proprietor of an inn in the region known as the Deadways. A stranger calling himself Stone offers to take her into the Deadways to see her children again. But he demands a lot from her for doing this twice. The second time, she makes her sacrifice worth it. Another good little horror tale.
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