Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Paris, 1835, by Bill Johnson

Find this issue
(Time Travel; Martin & Artie) A lady time-traveler falls into bad company in nineteenth-century Paris. (5,756 words; Time: 19m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average
Recommended By: SFEP KTB

This story stands alone, but it is continued in When Stone Eagle Flies.

"Paris, 1835," by (edited by Trevor Quachri), appeared in issue 12|15, published on by .

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

Pro: The lady comes from a future very different from the world we know. The assassination attempt really did happen, but, in our world, Giuseppe was captured and executed. The time-travelers seem to be trying to restore the timeline to match our world, and they manage to move the limit forward five years.

Con: There is no actual hero in this story. Martin and Ingraham are obviously the main characters, but we learn little or nothing about them. We have no special reason to root for their success or failure.

Other Reviews: Search Web, Browse Review Sites (Issue 12|15)
Bill Johnson Info: Interviews, Websites, ISFDB, FreeSFOnline

Follow RSR on Twitter, Facebook, RSS, or E-mail.

No comments (may contain spoilers):

Post a Comment (comment policy)