Saturday, March 5, 2016

Golden Gate Blues, by James L. Cambias

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(Alternate History Fantasy) In a modern San Francisco in a world with super heroes and monsters, a retired super villain hires a detective to investigate the death of a giant octopus. (6,256 words; Time: 20m)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended
Recommended By: SFRevu:4

"Golden Gate Blues," by (edited by C.C. Finlay), appeared in issue 03-04|16, published on by .

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Pro: The story doesn't take itself too seriously, and it's an amusing read. Letting the bridge attack monsters instead of the other way around is a cute idea too.

Con: Cute, but unbelievable. Even for a world with superheroes. Sentient, vigilante infrastructure is just a bridge too far.

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4 comments (may contain spoilers):

  1. It's hard to resent a negative review with a pun like that in it.

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    1. I try to make the reviews fit the stories. :-)

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  2. This was Veronica Mars in comic book world, but from Dad's POV. Definitely entertaining -- I wouldn't mind reading more "episodes."

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