Monday, September 21, 2015

This Wanderer, in the Dark of the Year, by Kris Millering

Clarkesworld Magazine, June 2015; 3,669 words
Rating: 3, Good, ordinary, story  Recommended By: io9

A war reporter investigates a possible alien landing in Hungary although her previous reporting has made her a lot of enemies there.

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

We liked the twist that the alien isn't compatible with terrorists. The scenes of her merging with the alien are suitably creepy. Of course, Audra wasn't all that compatible with human beings either. We'd love to know what happens next, but the story is definitely complete when she walks out of the bunker.

We're a little hazy as to why the terrorists kidnapped the alien in the first place. Or why they imagined the alien would support them in any way.

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