Monday, November 2, 2015

Your Right Arm, by Nin Harris

Clarkesworld Magazine, November 2015; 2,791 words
Rating: 3, Good, ordinary, story

On a spaceship in the far future, Rasakhi tells the story of how the last human died.

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

Pro: It gradually becomes clear that the creatures on the starship were what humans used to call elves and fairies. We end up learning that the last human had a reasonably dignified death, as he had wanted to, so the story does have a conclusion.

Con: Much of this remains very confusing. Are they elves or ghosts? What is this mention of "magic" about? And what happened to all the other humans?

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