Sunday, September 13, 2015

The Silicon Curtain: A Seastead Story, by Naomi Kritzer

Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July/August 2015; 6,541 words
Rating: 2, Not recommended

Teen-age girl on libertarian-inspired floating city tries to help a boy before her mother takes her to California.

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

This series of stories is quite interesting, but this one is unable to stand by itself. Rebecca becomes a "Mary Sue" in this story: she meets no serious conflict whatsoever. The ending is no ending at all--it simply sets up the next installment.

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