Short story: “The Deep of Winter”

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“The Deep of Winter,” by Chris Butler

Appeared in Interzone issue 259, July–August 2015

About 12 pages, unknown word count

Very interesting story, but some plot elements never get adequately explained, like Aluna’s powerful spores and Sebastián’s reaction.

The alternating narrators work well, and they’re clearly demarcated, so they never get confusing. I like how Interzone‘s layout makes the section headers look elegant and deliberate; another magazine might have made them look clumsy.