Saturday, October 3, 2015

Sentience Signified, by J.L. Forrest

Analog Science Fiction and Fact, May 2015; ~7,700 words
Rating: 1, Needs improvement

Bilit is exploring Joon, an earthlike planet 24 light-years from Earth.

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

This tale is one long infodump. Page after page after page of it. There is a story under it all, but it's minimal. Narration is heavy on "tell" light on "show," with lots of editorializing. What dialogue there is is highly unnatural with lots of "as you know Bob." 

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