Friday, September 11, 2015

The Great Pan American Airship Mystery, or, Why I Murdered Robert Benchley, by David Gerrold

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In an alternate 1937, Pan Am debuts a fleet of helium-filled luxury airships, and a steward on the maiden flight eavesdrops on the famous passengers. (9,200 words; Time: 30m)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

"," by (edited by Sheila Williams), appeared in issue 07|15, published on by .

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The descriptions of the Liberty are so well-crafted that one wants to buy a ticket on the next cruise. The dialogue between the half-forgotten historical figures feels very real.

But there isn't a story here. Nothing happens until the last three lines, and even then it doesn't make sense.

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