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The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, November/December 2020 (EBook, 2020, Spilogale, Inc.) 3 stars

An average issue of F&SF

3 stars

An interesting collection with good stories from Nadia Afifi, Nick Dichario, Lyndsie Manusos and an interesting take on the zombie invasion story by Sarina Dorie, trying it with school safety protocols that may or may not work.

  • "The Bahrain Underground Bazaar" by Nadia Afifi: an interesting story of an old woman waiting to die from cancer. To pass the time, she visits the Underground Bazaar, to be immersed in the memories of people who have died. But one memory she experiences haunts her, and she must find out more about the person involved. The journey of discovery would change her attitude towards her coming death and her relationship towards her son and daughter-in-law.

  • "La Regina Ratto" by Nick Dichario: a man finds himself sharing a flat with talking rats. At first, all is well, and they get along. But then the man gets a new boss at work, who turns …