Late last year Albedo One Issue 45 was reviewed by Clancy Weeks for Tangent Online. Clancy covers each story in detail and highlights his favourites.
As an added bonus, four of the stories made Tangent Online 2014 Recommended Reading List: “Landscapes of the Martian Heart” by Stephen Gaskell, “The Pageant” by Kelly Rede, “King Rook” by Martin McGrath and “The Shaping Man” by David Conyers.
Here is an excerpt from the review:
“The Pageant” by Kelly Rede is a gripping tale that answers the question, “what is the logical extension of the child beauty pageant industry?” Andy is a trainer for that industry, and he has some very strange ideas about protecting his “children.” In the end, this story is your basic fairy tale with the requisite happy ending… or is it? Rede manages to turn much of the trope on its head, and the whole thing is a bit chilling. I expected a much more sinister plot and ending, but was pleased that my fears of another “same old, same old” were not realized. Very nicely done.
The full review can be read here.