CategoryTem Steve Rasnic

Steve Rasnic Tem, ‘The Green Dog’ (2010)

I’ve got to be honest: even after several readings, I haven’t been able to puzzle this one out. The lives and identities of a green dog, a man, and his mirror image flow into and out of one another. I couldn’t get under the skin of this story, but the prose is lovely.

Rating: ***

Steve Rasnic Tem, ‘The Glare and the Glow’ (2010)

A man with a penchant for quotations  (though he can’t always remember who said them) buys some unusual light bulbs that illuminate rather more than he had bargained for. Rasnic Tem pitches the voice of his narrator just right (borderline insufferable, that is), and the tale is short — but it works.

Melanie Tem’s and Steve Rasnic Tem’s website

This story appears in issue 227 of Interzone. Read all my blog posts about that issue here.

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