Looking In, Looking Out written by Gareth D. Jones is an unorthodox piece, set across a double-page spread, read anti-clockwise in chunks of days. In centre there is a neat bit of art of a baby in front of a planet which reminded me in part of the film 2001.
Each day text is in the form of a report from an alien on his attempted communcation with humans on Earth. An easy read, which packs a not so obvious sad ending when it’s realised just what the alien is communicating with, and why communication ends.
The layout and presentation, and the diary form of the story makes it a compelling read; a truly memorable story.
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Another Favourable Review
Another belated review of Murky Depths #1 has appeared, at the UK SF Review website. Of Looking In, Looking Out it says: