Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Long Fall Up, by William Ledbetter

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(Hard SF) A woman in a space ship illegally tries to bring a baby to term in zero-g to prove it can be done, and the space station management sends an enforcer to stop her. (7,561 words; Time: 25m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average
Recommended By: Nebula

"The Long Fall Up," by (edited by C.C. Finlay), appeared in issue 05-06|16, published on by .

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Pro: The story is extremely moving, not just for Veronica's sacrifice, but for the sacrifice the narrator makes as well. The interactions between the narrator and his AI are very realistic.

Con: The evil corporation is a cardboard villain, very difficult to believe in. Difficult to believe the nations on Earth would allow a single company to control "the fourth largest economy."

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