The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, September/October 2023


English language

Published Aug. 31, 2023 by Spilogale, Inc...

3 stars (1 review)

1 edition

A better than average issue of F&SF.

3 stars

A better than average issue of F&SF, with one rather gruesome horror story by Max Firehammer. Other interesting stories are by Maricar Macario, Christopher Mark Rose and a moving story by Douglas Smith about the sacrifices to be made for saving the universe.

  • "Shining Shores" by Max Firehammer: a fascinating horror story featuring the 'Orcadian folktale of the Nuckalavee'. It starts with a woman search for her writer friend who has gone missing in a seaside town. Things would go downhill, and horrifying, from there when it involves a water god who enjoys toying with primates.

  • "Bayanihan" by Maricar Macario: in a future where more of the Earth has been covered with water and aliens exists, one Filipino whose family migrated to Mars makes a journey home to Earth. But she finds that much has altered since she left, except for one old robotic nanny who reminds her of where …