Thursday, December 24, 2015

The Race For Arcadia, by Alex Shvartsman

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(SF) At the end of the 21st Century, Nikolai flies Russia's first interstellar spaceship alone, hoping to beat the Americans and the Indians to the new planet, Arcadia. (6,100 words; Time: 20m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆, Average

"The Race For Arcadia," by (edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt), appeared in Mission: Tomorrow (RSR review), published on by .

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Pro: The atmosphere of sullenly suffering Russians is well done. The big surprise is also handled well.

Con: There's a bit too much "magical science" in the story. The FTL is okay, but the brain transfer is dropped on us unexpectedly.

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