A first for M-Brane SF this month is an item in translation. Michael Shreve renders into English French writer Jacques Barbéri’s “Isanve.” Remember how I said that Scarber’s story was set in the weirdest milieu I had seen here lately? Well, Barbéri’s is a close competitor for that distinction. I cannot risk spoilers by saying much at all about this story, but think of “psychomachines” with faces of farm animals, and a trapped soul. Shreve’s English rendering is so lovely that I badly wish that I could read French and compare it with Barbéri’s original.
Tags: Jacques Barbéri