Sunday, 20 September 2009

Thicker Than Water

My story 'Thicker Than Water' was published in Jupiter magazine's January 2009 issue. Unlike 'The Amber Room' (see here), it received a couple of reviews and was described as an "exciting story" (SFRevu) and "a good story with much promise, atmospheric and exciting" (SF Crowsnest). SF Site was less complimentary - "I was not really convinced ... either by the motivations of anyone involved, nor by the potentially interesting conclusion, which is not sufficiently a part of the rest of the story." For the record, 'Thicker Than Water' was inspired by the story of Iphigenia, the daughter of Agamemnon. Click the link below to download the story in PDF format.

Thicker Than Water

1 comment:

Cliff Burns said...

Okay, here's my prediction:

Ian Sales will win a major Brit science fiction award within 3-5 years and will soon have a devoted following of readers, the same folks who read Ken MacLeod and Iain Banks. He'll write highly regarded SF stories and novels that will eventually lead to a breakthrough on the other side of the Atlantic.

"Thicker Than Water" showcases the author's enviable skills at character- and world-building and reveals his ability to tell a gripping story, featuring conflict, suspense and vividly realized scenes.

A delightful read, compelling and utterly convincing.