Sunday, May 8, 2016

More Heat than Light, by Charlotte Ashley

(Historical Fantasy) Louis fights for the Republic of Québec 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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