Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A House of Her Own

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, September/October 2015; 4,826 words
Rating: 2, Not recommended

Young girls on a lost planet where people have developed a symbiotic relationship with the planet's native life forms see their world disrupted when it is rediscovered by human beings.

Mini-Review (click to view--possible spoilers)

The concept of the living houses isn't new, but it's very well developed here, and the author does a good job of making it seem positive.

The arriving humans are a caricature of 19th-century imperialists. It's impossible to believe that they would all be so clueless. That the house would allow young Aoife to violate her mother's orders and kill the captives also shatters disbelief.

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