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"Against the Current": 10/30/07
The October/ November issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction leads off with a story by Robert Silverberg called "Against the Current." The story is a layer by layer dissection of San Francisco as experienced by Mr. Rackman and his Prius.
Rackman just wants to go home after a long day in the East Bay, except that he can't. His home is gone. His family is gone. His friends are gone and there's nothing he can do about it.
As this is a short story there isn't time to explain the how or why behind Rackman's predicament. We are just along for the ride as he finds himself against the current.