Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Heavy Sulfur, by Ari Marmell

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(Military Fantasy) Peyton's magic helps the British fight the Germans in World War I, and he's very good at it, but now they need him for a dangerous "Heavy Sulfur" mission. Whatever that means. (5,100 words; Time: 17m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆, Average

"Heavy Sulfur," by (edited by John Joseph Adams), appeared in Operation Arcana (RSR review), published on by .

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

Pro: Right up to the end, we don't realize it was a suicide mission, but the meaning of "Heavy Sulfur" is suddenly, painfully obvious. Beyond that, it's a pretty good WWI story, with small bits of magic here and there.

Con: It's pretty horrifying that a suicide mission was the best they could come up with. The way he has no second thoughts or other concerns other than the mission itself feels a little unreal.

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