The settling of "The Oracle" by Kate Kelly is a near-future Italy in which Naples was covered by ash from Vesuvius, the same way Pompeii was. Aldo Martinelli leads a group of archeologists into an area where they discover an ancient antechamber. When they descend, they are overcome by gas and hallucinations. What they find is something that even predates Pompeii. Kelly contributes a fine story here.
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
"The Oracle" reviewed
There's a very nice review of Jupiter SF 25: up over at SFrevu. All in all it's very positive. Ian Redman should be pleased, since all the reviews I've seen of Jupiter recently have been good ones. This is what it says about my little tale: