Friday, June 3, 2016

The Red Thread, by Sofia Samatar

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(Post Apocalypse) An Arab-American girl and her mother wander the Dakotas while the girl tries to get in touch with a boy she once knew. (3,192 words; Time: 10m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"," by (edited by John Joseph Adams), appeared in issue 73, published on .

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Pro: Sahra loves her mother, even though she resents all the moves they make and all the things they've left behind. Obviously she misses Fox the most, and it's moving that she does finally make contact with him.

Con: It feels that there ought to be more to the story than this. Sahra doesn't really seem to think deeply about anything except Fox. Was the Movement a good thing or a bad thing? Does Sahra even miss her mother at all?

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