Many of the books that ChiZine puts out veer towards the horror end of the genre. This one, however, is most definitely science fiction. Janus, by John Park, is a tale of a colony world reachable only via a wormhole whose transit randomly wipes memories from those who pass through. Thus we have a classic tale of people who don’t know who they are slowly finding out dark secrets from their past. The cover is vaguely suggestive of the book having a trans character, but as far as I can make out from the blurb, and the fairly enthusiastic review in Locus, that’s not the case. However, it does appear that the heroine is bisexual. I’m interested, though of course I have far too many other books to read.
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Cheryl Morgan is the former non-fiction editor for Clarkesworld Magazine. The magazine won two Hugo Awards while she was on the staff.
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