Sunday, February 28, 2016

The Last Show, by Matthew Joseph Harrington

(Alternate History) In a POW camp in 1943 Germany, a new prisoner shakes things up with his escape plans. (4,256 words)

Rating: 2, Not Recommended

"The Last Show," by appeared in There Will Be War, Volume X (edited by Jerry Pournelle), published , by .

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

Pro: The detailed descriptions of the various elements of the plan are a wonder to behold.

Con: White is a Mary Sue. He's too good at everything he does. The story is almost all narration; there's little dialogue. The story contains no real conflict. Everything just works as planned. White moves from start to finish with not a ripple of disturbance.

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