REVIEW: “A Feather’s Weight” by Andrea Goyan

Review of Andrea Goyan, “A Feather’s Weight,” Luna Station Quarterly 48 (2021): Read online. Reviewed by Sara L. Uckelman.

Josie is a care worker who has been tending Mrs. Cooke for the last two years; when Mrs. Cooke dies, she leaves Josie a single feather, and the weight of many memories.

I really loved the friendship and connection between Josie and Mrs. Cooke in this story, how real and fully-fledged both characters felt, and how intimate the story was without any of the usual trappings of intimacy.

REVIEW: “A Worship” by Andrea Goyan

Review of Andrea Goyan, “A Worship”, Luna Station Quarterly 43 (2020): Read online. Reviewed by Sara L. Uckelman.

Detective Angie Ferguson has been assigned to investigate the death of Henry Van Patten, a case in which “nothing in the account, detailed by an Officer Benton, appeared abnormal.” Except, of course, that would be too easy…

And so what we have here is a fun little mystery/SF story as Angie solves the farmer’s mysterious death. Goyan captured perfectly the way a mind can flit from one subject to another, seeing strange patterns, identifying connections (even if those connections aren’t really there) — it’s not often I read a character and think “oh, she thinks like I do”, so I really enjoyed this. But don’t read it if you’re squeamish about graphic descriptions of bugs.