Thursday, December 24, 2015

Little Sisters, by Vonda N. McIntyre

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(SF) Badly damaged in action, Qad's ship barely makes it to a shipyard. Qad expects a reward for his efforts, but things have changed since his last visit. (6,572 words; Time: 21m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆, Average
Recommended By: RHorton:5

Although this is described as a "companion piece" to the author's 2011 work, Little Faces, the two stories have nothing to do with each other.
"Little Sisters," by , appeared in Little Sisters, published on by .

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Pro: The author makes Qad's extremely exotic universe seem real to us. We understand his embarrassment, his anger, even his fear.

Con: We have no clue why the men carry around vestigial females; much as we had no clue why the women in "Little Faces" carried around vestigial males. For all the complexity of the universe, the story itself is quite linear.

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