There was nothing Ierois could say; he made his way back to his house and took up the book he had been given. But there was something stale in the words. Over his years on the island, he had been given nine other books, but they had become outworn, nothing in them to distract him.

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Read “Sea of Dreams” by Alter S. Reiss, in Issue #196

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Alter S. Reiss is a scientific editor and field archaeologist. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife Naomi and their son Uriel, and enjoys good books, bad movies, and old time radio shows. Alter's work has appeared in Strange Horizons, F&SF, and previously in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and his first longer work, Sunset Mantle, was recently published by the imprint.

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