I read contributor Bryan Furuness‘s story Man of Steel, originally published in Ninth Letter and republished in BANR 2010. The story concerns a kid who convinces himself that he sees things, visions of the future, most of them bad and he throws himself into harm’s way in an attempt to mitigate the disastrous future. It’s a great piece about perception, what’s real, what’s not, and the delusions that can drive people apart.
It made me happy to see Brian’s name in the BANR pages. I’d never read anything of Bryan’s work until he submitted something and we picked it up for online publication. Then I started seeing his name everywhere. And then I started reading everything attached to his name. Brian is a fantastic writer. Start here, then go here, then here.