Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Songbird, by Fadzlishah Johanabas

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(SF) In a near-future Malaysia, Arya finds herself held captive by men who seem to be using her to produce some sort of drug. (5,100 words; Time: 17m)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

"Songbird," by (edited by Andy Cox), appeared in issue 257, published on by .

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Illustration for 'Songbird'
Illustration by Vincent Sammy
Pro: The concept of people whose singing can influence others was interesting. It was a small thrill to learn what the boys' extra ability was.

Con: The concept is hard to believe, and the author keeps hitting up with new, unbelievable, elements every few paragraphs. It's impossible to suspend disbelief long enough to enjoy this.

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