I also enjoyed Chumbolone by Bill Johnson, a story about a West Wing style political operatives having to make some odd deals with some strange characters in order to get his candidate over the line. I liked the premise and the reference to Babbage’s Analytical Engine was a fun aside (a friend did his honours thesis on Babbage’s Analytical Engine, so I always enjoy a reference).
The Boneless One by Alex Nevala-Lee was well written and frankly a little disturbing. I won’t say too much, but it’s a good little mystery with some horror themes.
Other stories in this edition included:
- Dig Site by Jack McDevitt
- The Buddy System by Don D’Ammassa
- Rocket Science by Jerry Oltion
- Ian, Isaac and John by Paul Levinson