BCS #131 , our Fifth Anniversary Double-Issue, was reviewed last week by Locus online reviewer Lois Tilton.
She had high praise for four of the stories, which she said were all worthy of her Recommended rating. Of Richard Parks’s “Cherry Blossoms on the River of Souls“: “An excellent tale... of reincarnation, karma, and promises. The author’s seemingly effortless mastery of this material is what makes it work so well.”
Of Adam Callaway’s “Walls of Skin, Soft as Paper“: “The final image is quite striking, a sketch of love made with admirable economy of line. There is, in this world, little to love, but the denizens only love all the more what they have.”
“The Coffinmaker’s Love” by Alberto Yáñez she called “A love story that readers may find heartbreaking. I particularly like the image of the coffin as marriage bed”, and “On the Origin of Song” by Naim Kabir she said was “A poignant account of a repressed people in search of liberation.”