Saturday, December 26, 2015

Ten Days Up, by Curtis C. Chen

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(Hard SF) Kenna works ten-day shifts on the space elevator. When she ends up trapped outside, she has to find a way back in before a solar flare hits. (5,900 words; Time: 19m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆, Average

"Ten Days Up," by (edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt), appeared in Mission: Tomorrow (RSR review), published on by .

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Pro: This is a good "competence" story. Kenna never gives up--just keeps coming up with creative solutions.

Con: The evil corporation that doesn't care if its employees die fails the disbelief test; it's just a cardboard villain.

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