Post Category Paul on 14 Feb 2016 11:10 am
My novelette “The Mantis Tattoo” first appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March/April 2015, edited by C. C. Finlay. The magazine has graciously given me permission to make it available for free here:
In his Locus review of the issue, Gardner Dozois called it “the best story here… suspenseful and entertaining enough to take a worthy place in the long roster of ‘prehistoric’ stories…”
In Locus Online Reviews, Lois Tilton said:
“…I’m not surprised to find that Berger has done it well; his story “Subduction” was my favorite F&SF piece from 2014, from the first Finlay-edited issue. This one combines the best of two genres: a neat trickster story from the folklore tradition, and paleontological speculation about the way modern humans might have prevailed in a contest between the species… RECOMMENDED”
When the issue was released, F&SF ran an interview in which I discussed the inspiration for the story. You can see it here. Mild spoilers, so I’d recommend reading the story first.