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Summary: Paradox, 2007 - The Elephant Forgets
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Summary: Paradox, 2007

Summary: Paradox, 2007

Paradox, edited by Christopher Cevasco, is a magazine devoted to historical fiction and variants:  straight historical fiction, historical fantasy, historical SF, and alternate history. They are on a twice-yearly publishing schedule, but this year they skewed things just a bit so that only one issue appeared, dated Autumn. There were 7 stories, three novelettes, 4 short stories (1 short-short), for right about 40,000 words of fiction.

My clear favorite story was Tom Doyle's "The Wizard of Macatawa", an Oz-derived story, set in present day Macatawa, MI, with a couple of kids, one of them dying of cancer, finding a strange device once owned by L. Frank Baum. Other stories that stood out for me were by Richard Mueller and Matthew Kirby.

1 of the seven stories was by a woman. 2 were arguably SF. (Last year, 5 of 15 stories were by women.)

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sartorias From: sartorias Date: December 28th, 2007 11:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Total agreement. I kept the issue, just so I could reread Doyle's story.
random_alex From: random_alex Date: December 29th, 2007 03:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Me too - Doyle's story was great.
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