Things are falling apart in upstate New York’s Beardon County. Mysterious disappearances. Uncanny antigravity pockets. Repeat visitors from “beyond.” New York City’s not much better. Endless summer. An alarming uptick in the mortalities and syndromes. Open season for rabid foragers.
Widow’s Dozen, Marek Waldorf’s mind bending, genre blending short story collection, offers eleven coruscating stories from a past that never was to a future too late to forestall. Subtle lives – nostalgia lit, lovingly textured – bridge the currents in catastrophe from impossible to remote to inevitable.
A captivating vision of America’s dismembered states – how we got here, where we’re going – that is less science-fiction than future shock treatment.