Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Die, Sophie, Die, by Susan Jane Bigelow

Lightspeed Magazine, June 2015; 4,600 words
Rating: 3, Good, ordinary, story

People keep harassing Sophie online over an article she wrote, but one of the harassers is very different from the others.

This story is NOT available for free online; you have to buy the issue to read it.

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

Pro: We liked the concept that the aliens concluded that so much traffic going to one person had to mean that that was a really important person. It was very satisfying to see Sophie quit crying and actually take action--with a positive result.

Con: Aliens trapped behind a firewall seems rather silly. Waving a gun at people isn't terribly smart. The victory is won with little or no cost.

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