Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Museum of Modern Warfare, by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Analog Science Fiction and Fact, December 2015; 6,567 words
Rating: 3, Good, ordinary, story  Recommended By:   SFRevu:4

The narrator, now a diplomat, returns to a planet where she and other humans had allied with natives to win a bloody victory. She's there to visit a new war museum and investigate complaints about it.

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Pro: As the story begins, she's still terribly scarred by the war psychologically. She tries to deny it, but it becomes very clear as the story progresses. At the end, the museum has helped her heal. It hasn't healed her entirely, but it has made a difference, and she finds a new purpose in helping others.

Con: It's not really clear what it is about the exhibit that helps her so much. It doesn't really sound very different from the D-Day museums you can find in Normandy today.

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