The latest issue of Heroic Fantasy Quarterly (issue 33 for those who are counting) went live a few weeks ago. Let’s take a look at it, shall we?
This is a standard issue of HFQ, in that there are three pieces of fiction and three poems. I’ll review the fiction and mention the poems. I’m not sure I can keep my comments shorter than the poetry, and since I’m not sure what purpose that would serve, I’ll keep my trap shut for once. Two of the three stories take place in Central America, and all of them have female protagonists (although in one story, the viewpoint starts out female and changes to a male after another character enters the scene). I don’t know if there is an unofficial theme at work, or if things just turned out that way. Not that it matters. What counts is if the fiction is any good. Continue reading