Sunday, February 28, 2016

A Little Bigotry, by R. Neube

(Military SF) Rachael flees Mars for Hanah. She'll be safe there if she can find a job. Unfortunately the only aliens who seem interested are a species she still has PTSD over. (6,343 words)

Rating: 3, Ordinary Story

"A Little Bigotry," by appeared in the March 2016 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction, published , by .

Mini-Review (click to view--possible spoilers)

Pro: Rachael's description of fighting a war without knowing the cause is riveting. Her discomfort at the dinner feels very real. Little touches, like the alien kids' art on the walls really add to the story. And it has a happy ending on several levels.

Con: Rachael's backstory goes on and on but the story never makes use of any of it.

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