Karen Burnham reviews “Placed into Abyss” at Locus Magazine!
While normal family drama transpires in the background, Chris is tormented by memories of the abuse he suffered there, which he’s drawn into more deeply with every room he moves through. He will have to wrest control of time and space back to be able to escape. This story is so intense in terms of what Chris is experiencing that the science fictional moves Swirsky is making are almost subliminally in the background.
Read more of her review — she looks at short fiction from Samovar, Tor, and Strange Horizons!