Jupiter XVIII: Themisto – October 2007
by Ian Redman
Edited by Ian Redman
Cover Artist: Greg Huges
Review by Sam Tomaino
Jupiter ISBN/ITEM#: JUPITER18
Date: 26 November 2007
The is the second issue of Jupiter that I've seen and it's a nice one. I liked all the stories. I like the way each issue is named after a moon of Jupiter. Jupiter has currently 63 know moons and 49 of them have a name, so they can go pretty far here.
The issue starts off with "The Halo Effect" by Corey Kellgren. Set in a near future where people have been treated by a chemical that stops them from being violent. Unfortunately, it also destroys creativity. In this world, a man must choose what he wants to do with his life. Christopher Lockhart's "Racer's Gambit" deals with the classic theme of the competitor who wants just one more race. What will be the price he must pay for that? In "Run Off" by R.R. Angell, a young man must make a choice when he finds out the company he works for is not as altruistic as he thought it was.
Guy T. Martland's "(Patho)logical Necessity features a young doctor named Sam who is jealous of the media attention that another doctor is getting. He gets suspicious and investigates how the guy does it. Last of all, there is "The Blue Man's Burden" by Elaine Graham-Leigh. Yalla is a member of the Chi!me race, stationed on a future Earth that is run by an oligarchy and does not have sufficient resources for its people. She winds up taking care of a young Earth girl but her superiors have other plans.
Yes, I do recommend this attractive magazine. You should subscribe!