The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, January/February 2019


English language

Published Dec. 31, 2018 by Spilogale, Inc..

3 stars (1 review)

1 edition

An above average issue of F&SF

3 stars

An above average issue, with mostly 'mild' fantasy stories (mild in the sense that there is minimal magic involved). Among those that stood out for me are the ones by Carrie Vaughn, Sean McMullen and Pip Coen.

  • "To the Beautiful Shining Twilight" by Carrie Vaughn: the fairy king revisits the home of a member of a group of human musicians, who once saved his kingdom, after many years. Time has moved on for her, and she is reluctant to get involved with him again. But he pleads with her to do one more small task, at the end of which he offers her a choice. Will she choose to be involved in his fairy kingdom again?

  • "The Province of Saints" by Robert Reed: a thoughtful story about a police office called in to help on a case where an entire family has been killed except for one member, the daughter. …