ABORT! #23: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, $2, printed, 44 pgs.

Nov 24, 2010

Wow, what a well-written zine! Issue 23 of Abort! is a collection of science-fiction short stories from a variety of authors, including Razorcake’s own Keith Rosson. The first couple of stories reminded me of some of the post-apocalyptic writing of Cormac McCarthy: stark and bleak landscapes of a world long gone, with survivors attempting to scratch out an existence. Further on in the zine, the stories take on a more Ray Bradbury type of writing. At least, in my mind, it was similar to some of the Martian Chronicles. My only beef is that there isn’t any direct attribution to the author. For instance, at the back of the zine, there is a list of contributors, but I’m not sure which story belongs to which author. I especially want to know who wrote a few specific stories because I’d like to read more of their work. –Steve Hart (Jonathan Spies, PO Box 435, NY, NY10276)

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