The terse, pithy, haiku-like feel of Not Free SF Reader’s capsule reviews always crack me up (in a good way), but also glad to see this view of Alistair Rennie’s story, which had taken some potshots in Locus and on SF Site (neither reviewer analyzing the story, just dismissing it out of hand): “Most of this stuff is fantasy or horror, and often both. Alistair Rennie being the classic example here of gross, grotesque horror-fantasy. This story is apparently new to the collection, so well done. I’d definitely like to see more of this.” Check out the full review.
Also, note this great Fix review, which says about Rennie’s story: â€œThe Gutter Sees the Light That Never Shinesâ€ by Alistair Rennie closes the Evidence section on a high note. The stench of the killer known as the Gutter is close, hovering over our nostrils. Rennie does a fine job balancing gore with humor, provided by a duo of lesbian killers, The Sisters of No Mercy (a tip of the hat to the cyberpunks, I reckon?). A twisted tale with a clever ending.