June 19th, 2010

short stories

Peter Pan Goes Grunge

"Malick Pan," by Sara Genge, Asimovs April/May - a story of children surviving in the tunnels under the city of Paris and how one boy has used the nanobots sent to bring him home in order to stay forever young - small enough to hunt effectively for rats.  I liked the sinister hints of this one and the implicated story beyond it, and of course the excellent, vivid writing. It did feel as if the Peter Pan analogy was working a touch too hard at times, though.  I would have spotted it, honest!