Thursday, September 17, 2015

Given the Advantage of the Blade, by Genevieve Valentine

Lightspeed Magazine, August 2015;  2,549 words
Rating: 2, Not recommended  Recommended By:   SFRevu:4

Repeated runs of a simulation in which women from fairy tales fight to the death with knives.

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

It was amusing to see what resources different fairy-tale heroines and villains had. Scheherazade's ability to hypnotize with her voice, for example.

Unfortunately, there appears to be no point to the story. We have no idea who is running these simulations or why.

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