Saturday, April 9, 2016

In Its Shadow, by Martin L. Shoemaker

(SF) From time immemorial, the Afin have worshiped The Sphere, but with the coming of science, there are those who want to study it as well. (~7,700 words)

Rating: 3, Average

"In Its Shadow," by appeared in Trajectories (edited by Dave Creek), published by .

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

Pro: The alternation between history and the current story thread works well. The story also does a good job of showing the affection between Glora and Graad. And although we expected all along that humans would be inside the sphere, Glora's method of getting them out of it seemed creative.

Con: Except for the riot, it's all too easy for Glora--to the point where there's no real suspense. Once the interview with Horg is over, the story really seems to drag.

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