Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Jubilee: A Seastead Story, by Naomi Kritzer

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, January/February 2015; 7,217 words
Rating: 3, Good, ordinary, story

Beck is a teen-age girl who lives on Seastead, a collection of offshore platforms claiming independence from the US. Their organization has collapsed, and do-gooders from the mainland are trying to help deal with a couple of epidemics.

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

Pro: Although this is part of a sequence of stories set in Seastead, this one can stand alone. Beck earns the right to be involved, and she manages to make a difference fixing the problems on Lib.

Con: Reading it in isolation you get the feeling that you've missed most of the story. Out of context of the rest of the series, it leaves loose ends everywhere.

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