Where the Trains Turn

Where the Trains Turn

( Finnish title - Missä junat kääntyvät 2000 )

novella by Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen

translated by Liisa Rantalaiho

Published: Tor - webzine - 2014
url: https://www.tor.com/2014/11/19/where-the-trains-turn/

Tor - e-book - 2014
eISBN: 1466883863 / 9781466883864

'Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2014'
Tor - e-book - 2015
eISBN: 1466885874 / 9781466885875

'The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas: 2015'
Prime Books - trade paperback - 2015
ISBN: 1607014556 / 9781607014553

Prime Books - e-book - 2015
eISBN: 1607014645 / 9781607014645
BN ID: 2940152193558
ASIN : B0110U087I

Emma Nightingale prefers to remain grounded in reality as much as possible. Yet she's willing to indulge her nine year-old son Rupert's fascination with trains, as it brings him closer to his father, Gunnar, from whom she is separated. Once a month, Gunnar and Rupert venture out to follow the rails and watch the trains pass. Their trips have been pleasant, if uneventful, until one afternoon Rupert returns in tears. "The train tried to kill us," he tells her.
Rupert's terror strikes Emma as merely the product of an overactive imagination. After all, his fears could not be based in reality, could they?

first prize Portti magazine annual short story competition
first prize Atorox Award for best Finnish science fiction or fantasy short story

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