This review of my story in Waiting for the Machines to Fall Asleep on Strange Horizons makes me very happy. Responses like this is what makes it fun to write. It does spoil the story a bit, but I can live with that.
“Other stories rise to the top, such as “Getting to the End” by Erik Odeldahl, which depicts an ever-shifting cityscape that is part madness, part technological disaster. Not only is the premise fairly unique, but Odeldahl also allows us to get to know the characters before he expertly builds up to the eventual reveal that [REMOVED BECAUSE OF SPOILERS]. He also creates a world with its own rules: the characters use “anti-beat machines” that throw off grotesque monsters which track victims using rhythm and repetition. There’s a strong sense of place as the protagonist traverses the “Hole,” heading into the “Event Sector,” where some unknown force is constantly destroying and re-creating the environment.”