Very good character study, with just enough use of setting to make me understand the world without getting bogged down in the details.
There's a nice mix of dark humor and sadness, and the ways things play out is very realistic, I think. Definitely glad I read it!
I can't say I loved the stories in this issue, but that might be more in terms of me as a reader. I felt like they weren't as fleshed out as they could have been and the concepts were harder SF than I like to read generally. Definitely worth giving a try, though, to see if they are more to your liking.
This is a solid if short mixture of fiction and non-fiction and things that don't quite fit into either definition by an author I'd definitely read again. The stories are short, with solid dialog in the fiction sections and some nice experimentation with words that shows Maistros' comfort with language. The non-fiction pieces capture what it's like to live in a city that you love but also are extremely frustrated with because of problems that seem unsolvable. Definitely worth checking out.