Re: Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast;

“Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast” by Eugie Foster is utterly otherworldly. It’s a world where every day you put on a mask and the mask determines who you are. The technology built into the mask, as well as powerful pheromones from other sources, control your thoughts, your desires, what you […]

Read More Re: Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast;

Re: The Windup Girl

I first encountered The Windup Girl, at last year’s Readercon, when Paolo Balcigalupi read the first chapter. It paints a vivid picture of a factory in a future Bangkok, where genetically modified elephants are used like mill donkeys to wind massive springs to store energy. It’s a world where generippers have destroyed food supplies and […]

Read More Re: The Windup Girl

Re: Spar

Whatever you might think of the Nebula-winning “Spar“, you have to admit that Kij Johnson did what she set out to do. In an interview, says she feared her writing was getting too “glossy” and she wanted to get away from that.  This story is far from “glossy” all right. It’s so raw, it doesn’t […]

Read More Re: Spar