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Review: Uncanny Magazine Issue 9: March/April 2016

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Uncanny Magazine Issue 9: March/April 2016
Uncanny Magazine Issue 9: March/April 2016 by Lynne M. Thomas
My rating: 0 of 5 stars

*** “The Shadow Collector” by Shveta Thakrar
Well, that was weird.
A royal gardener in a nursery that grows sentient, talking (although sometimes nonsensical and annoying) “flower-fairies” is obsessed with stealing the shadows of the patrons who come to him for memorial nosegays. Meanwhile, the Queen is worried about the imminent threat of military invasion. The gardener is just worried about his flower girls, and his shadows. But one day, an alluring and oddly glowing woman arrives in the garden; a woman with no shadow. This is the catalyst for Stuff Happening. But it still doesn’t make any sense.

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