Saturday, December 26, 2015

Tear Tracks, by Malka Older

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(SF) Flur leads humanity's first mission to an alien race, the Cyclopes, with both scientific and diplomatic objectives. (7,169 words; Time: 23m)

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆, Needs Improvement

"," by (edited by Carl Engle-Laird), published on by .

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The story is mostly told through narration--even feelings are narrated--and it's rife with editorializing. The text is riddled with hard-to-believe events. For example, Flur goes armed to her first meeting with the aliens.

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