Challenging Destiny #22
by David M. Switzer (Ed.)
Crystalline Sphere publishing Zine ISBN/ITEM#: 1206-6656
Date: July 2006 /
Challenging Destiny 22: April 2006
Published by Crystalline Sphere Publishing – Editor: David M. Switzer – ISSN 1206-6656) E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, website: challengingdestiny.com
Challenging Destiny is a magazine in electronic format that features an interesting mix of stories and articles.
In "Acid Man" by Caroline Misner, Lila works in a bar in a future where the ozone layer has disappeared. She meets Peter, a man whose body is slowly turning into acid in a very unusual love story. Steven Mohan's "Heroes and Villains" is the story of Charlie who lives in a world where nanos have made anything possible. He decides he want to be a superhero but they aren't needed there. What happens makes for a very good story. "Pinons" by Uncle River is a nice little story about a man who lives in a future world of really high inflation. In "Heart-Shaped Hole", Marissa K. Lingen tells us a cool story about Ginny, dying of cancer, who travels with her friend Nancy to Greenland. In a remote village, she volunteers to be an angakok (shaman) to appease a sea god named Nerrivik and things get stranger from there.
"Behavior Norm" by Sue Lange is the story of a woman on her fifth job on a godforsaken planet. She finds a way to succeed this time. "The Anabe Girls" by A.R. Morlan is a grim little story about the ultimate modeling agency. Last, In "Eye Teeth", Jay Lake a man finds out that the special eyes that he has bought are more than he bargained for.
All the stories here got a Very Good from me, so this magazine is highly recommended.
(Source: Crystalline Sphere publishing)