Saturday, November 21, 2015

Elephants and Corpses, by Kameron Hurley, May 13, 2015; 6,828 words
Rating: 3, Good, ordinary, story  Recommended By: io9

Nev can jump to bodies of the freshly dead, or to bodies he keeps on ice, but his latest acquisition causes no end of trouble.

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

Pro: Somewhat grisly concept, but done well. Great description of him bringing a dead body back to life. Cool discovery at the end that a body's soul only survives death if someone loves it.

Con: The tale feels a bit unfinished. The Temple is just going to come after them again. It's also a little odd that Tera didn't say "hey, this is my sister" right at the start.

1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. I agree with the rating. I thought it was worth my time and money to read.

    Regarding the comment on the delayed "recognition", it was many years since they have seen each other, and they did think it was a male to start with.