Monday, September 21, 2015

Tricker With Each Translation, by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam

Lightspeed Magazine, June 2015; 5,600 words
Rating: 3, Good, ordinary, story

A woman is trapped in a time loop by a jealous super hero, and her own super power doesn't help her.

This story is NOT available for free online; you have to buy the issue to read it.

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

Concept is reasonable, given that this is a Wild-Cards-Like tale. The fact that the heroine sacrifices her super power in order to save herself and her marriage makes for a satisfying ending.

Since she'd essentially given up her power anyway, the actual loss is small. Archer's power seems rather broad--able to silence her, not just move her through time.

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