Saturday, December 26, 2015

Windshear, by Angus McIntyre

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(Hard SF) Bruno has finished his work on a merleta, an airship in the Venusian stratosphere, and today he's going home to Brazil. Except there seems to be a problem with his transportation. (7,700 words; Time: 25m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆, Average

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

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Pro: The merleta is an interesting idea. The rescue is a good bit of competence fiction.

Con: The idea that the company wouldn't want to learn as much as possible from the accident (so as to prevent them in the future) is absurd.

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