Sunday, May 8, 2016

More Heat than Light, by Charlotte Ashley

(Historical Fantasy) Louis fights for the Republic of QuΓ©bec against the British but the French Revolution is causing troubles on both sides of the Atlantic. (7,751 words)

Rating: 3, Unexceptional

"More Heat than Light," by appeared in the May/June 2016 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, published , by .

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

Pro: The alternate history is well-imagined, and the dialog and narration are good. Louis's secret is hinted at several ways before it's finally revealed, and his experience is consistent with a number of real-world examples.

Con: Louis's "victory" is won too easily, and it is won by people other than him.

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