Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Away from Home, by Luo Longxiang

(Space Opera) Weihan survives the meteor strike that destroys his home, but it changes his life forever. (10,034 words)

Rating: 1, Needs Improvement

"," by (translated by Nick Stember), appeared in the May 2016 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine (Issue 116), published .

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

This story combines awful writing errors--as-you-know-bob, needless infodumps, narrated emotions--with one scientific howler after another. Ships the size of planets that are destroyed by a single meteor shower, but which are barely affected by a grazing encounter with a neutron star? These problems cannot be blamed on the translation; they had to be present in the Chinese original.

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