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Review: Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #199

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Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #199
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #199 by Scott H. Andrews
My rating: 0 of 5 stars

*** Cloud Dweller – E. Catherine Tobler

Author’s blog post about this story is here:

Apparently this is part of a series of circus-themed stories by Tobler. I haven’t read the others, but this is a nicely-done historical piece.
A daredevil circus performer holds several secrets. Some are simply private… the loss of his love. Others, potentially socially dangerous: he’s a refugee, a Jewish man who’s fled Russia. And then, there’s the thing he cannot explain. He’s a professional tightrope walker, but not all the lines he’s compelled to walk are those of wire, anchored in this world.

It’s a lovely, multi-layered setup – but I thought the ending needed a bit more to reach its full potential.

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