In a dystopian future (think 'Brave New World' gone wrong well, even wrong-er.), a janitor at a lab 'steals' a mutant baby intended for the incinerators, and brings it home to his infertile wife, assuming that she'll be delighted.There are so many different levels of messed-up in this story; it's kind of wonderful.
Creepy dystopia where much of the world building is skilfully obscured because the viewpoint character has a limited understanding of what his world is like. Mikkel is a janitor in some kind of laboratory, steals a child to take home. Anna, his wife, is not understanding about this, and much of the story is about Mikkel reconciling with reality rather than dream.
Very interesting short fiction that manages to highlight class differences while also focusing on the relationship between a father and his kid. And biological experiments. Seriously, there's so much in this story that it seems like it doesn't fit, but it does, and it does so brilliantly.
(Shudders) Well that was one of the more horrifying stories I've read in a while. Robson sketches out a dystopic future, but the focus isn't on the world, but one man's choices. And not your stereotypical evil man either. Just a man trying to get by, making choices that completely ignore the fact that his wife has opinions and desires other than his own. The horror is the fact that this type of story happens so easily in today's world as well. Despite the fact that we don't have creepy beaked ba [...]