Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Frogheads, by Allen M. Steele

Old Venus, 2015; ~12,400 words
Rating: 3, Good, ordinary, story

Ronson is a PI from Earth hired to track down a tycoon's son, who has gone missing on Venus.

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Pro: Ronson definitely does find the kid, even if he doesn't bring him back. And a rough sort of justice is done, although Mikhail's fate is a surprise. The gloomy atmosphere comes through very clearly.

Con: So how did the kid get into this? And why was the water person at the platform unable to escape, once it decided it didn't want chocolate anymore? For that matter, why did the Tycoon send only one man--a man who didn't speak Russian?

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