Friday, May 23, 2008

Marc Laidlaw's "An Evening's Honest Peril" (novelette, fantasy, free)

Having seen his "Ascent of Wonder", I'm generally a fan of David Hartwell's editorial choice. Finding this piece of trash listed in the ToC of his forthcoming 2008 edition of "Year's Best SF 13" was, therefore, very disappointing.

It's completely senseless babble about honest peril seekers. A young man has enlisted the help of a woman sorceress for a night's swards-and-magic adventure in a Tomb full of a variety of magical creatures - ready to be slayed by our adventurers.

Collected in.

  1. David Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer (Ed)'s "Year's Best SF 13" (2008).

Fact sheet.

First published: Flurb #3 (Spring/Summer, 2007).
Rating: C
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