Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Blossoms Falling Down, by Aliya Whiteley

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(SF) Katsumi's first night/she meets a navigator/in the haiku room. The endless journey/of the generation ship/for him, she brightens. (4,100 words; Time: 13m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average
Recommended By: SFRevu:4

"Blossoms Falling Down," by (edited by Andy Cox), appeared in issue 257, published on by .

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Illustration for 'Blossoms Falling Down'
Illustration by Richard
Pro: Much of the language is beautiful. The story is as much Neil's tale as Katsumi's, but both have become different people.

Con: The story is simply difficult to believe in. A generation ship with different cultures on different levels where everyone is engaged in tourism. Neil seems badly written; he has trouble with doors, for example. And what is he navigating anyway?

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