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How to Cook and Eat the Rich (EBook, 2023, 3 stars

A man is offered the opportunity to partake in an exclusive, subscription-based eating club for …

A predictable ending to a tale about eating the only meat still available.

3 stars

A tale with a predictable ending about a rich person who joins an exclusive club that offers the finest meat still available in a world where pandemics have killed off almost all the livestock.

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The Spare Man (Hardcover, 2022, Doherty Associates, LLC, Tom) 4 stars

Hugo, Locus, and Nebula-Award winner Mary Robinette Kowal blends her no-nonsense approach to life in …

enjoyably cantankerous

4 stars

Witty low stakes riff, not so noir - the vibe is more 5th Element romp given the cruise ship setting, and the mystery bends to suit - but true to the original in prominent stiff drinks, and comfortably egalitarian in gender roles.

Clarkesworld Issue 196 (EBook, 2022, Wyrm Publishing) 3 stars

An average issue of Clarkesworld

3 stars

An average issue with interesting stories by Gregory Feeley, Cao Baiyu and Natasha King.

  • "Symbiosis" by D.A. Xiaolin Spires: in the future, only selected individuals can become pregnant. This particular mother is initially aghast at being selected. But as the pregnancy progresses, she becomes attached to the foetus; perhaps too attached.

  • "The Fortunate Isles" by Gregory Feeley: in the far future, an unknown narrator tells the story of a time when humanity has ventured to Neptune and is now preparing to enter its depths in search of places to live.

  • "Anais Gets a Turn" by R.T. Ester: a story of a woman who, due to apparent bad luck, loses a contract as a graphics designer and later her job. It then turns out that it may not be bad luck, but the workings of a latent 'world intelligence' that had involved her in a game of Tic-Tac-Toe, as explained to …