James Davis Nicoll – All Aboard! Five SFF Stories About Trains and Railways
One of the mainstays
of Ontario’s economy
is the production of top-quality
high-speed rail feasibility studies.
Please understand that we have no intention
of ever actually building such things.
Indeed, passenger rail travel in Ontario
and elsewhere in Canada is in inexorable decline.
Still, reading about speculative rail systems is jolly fun.
Thus, the studies—and also fictional works
like these five stories about trains,
each one remarkable in its own way.