by Susan Palwick
Edited by Jonathan Strahan
Review by Sam Tomaino
Date: 27 February 2013
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"Sanctuary" by Susan Palwick, was posted on February 4, 2013.
The Rapture has happened and a small group of those Left Behind (there is no way to avoid using that) have been living at Cynthia's sanctuary. A place that where and Dimity had operated a Bondage/Domination establishment. Each of them, Cyn, Dimity, Carl, Jack and Lazlo (our narrator) has something supernatural about them. Carl broadcasts images over his head. Jack can purify water. Lazlo can fix things. Besides them, they have some fallen angels.
They take a Jesus-looking young man in who is unconscious but broadcasting Biblical quotes over his head. A mob is after him for blasphemy. There is a golden glow over the house indicating his presence. What should they do?
An interesting look at what might be the fate of people after the Rapture.