Friday, October 16, 2015

Men of Unborrowed Vision, by Jeremiah Tolbert

Lightspeed Magazine, January 2015; 7,429 words
Rating: 2, Not recommended

Mara is a college student who flies drones to monitor police brutality at protests, but she knows something is wrong when no one at all shows up for a protest.

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

Pro: Mara starts with a mystery and ends up solving it.

Con: The strong political message detracts from the story. Some of the political message is in dialogue or in the message from the terrorists, but some of it is directly from the narrator. Mara's decision to reject Adam because his parents have money seems childish. The idea that Adam's parents know about the Randian terrorists just because they happen to be rich is also impossible to credit.

1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. Well told with a good arc, but again the abrupt end clearly indicates that this is an unfinished story. Also blatant political tone here