Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Badges of Her Grief, by Andrew Barton

★☆☆☆☆ Needs Improvement

Eun-jin Park is a reporter on planet Esperanza. She investigates a woman up north who seems to be doing something unusual with the native inhabitants. (3,200 words; Time: 10m)

"The Badges of Her Grief," by (edited by Trevor Quachri), appeared in issue 03|15, published on by .

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Review: 2015.258 (A Word for Authors)

Most of the story is narrated, including personal feelings. The political content is very strong, and the narrator hammers it in, in case anyone missed it. The editing was very poor, leaving in errors like "it'd have been advisable to disappoint the call for a day or two."

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. Story is not too bad for me, but then again I always find ‘contact’ story appealing, altho the story is trying its best to paint Sarah in a good light a far cry from the image of coloniser, in the end she fell for the ‘foreigner saviour’ trope.