Sunday, July 17, 2016

Silhouettes, by Dave Creek

(SF) Leo is a scientist studying Manta Gliders on planet Keleni and despite his age and poor health, he intends to report on how their babies are born. (2,657 words)

Rating: 2, Not Recommended

"Silhouettes," by appeared in the September 2016 issue of Analog Science Fiction and Fact, published , by .

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

Pro: He does get his data and he does manage to report it, despite dying in the process.

Con: The data about the mantas is pretty dull, and the information about Leo is sketchy and not very interesting either. His problems appear to be self-inflicted, and we don't ever understand him well enough to care.

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