Friday, August 26, 2016

Dome on the Prairie, by Robert Reed

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(Alien Invasion) You are building a home on an alien world, despite the objections of the natives and the complaints of your wife and children. (6,380 words; Time: 21m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average
Recommended By: SFRevu:4 GDozois:4 Readers

"," by (edited by Sheila Williams), appeared in issue 09|16, published on by .

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Pro: The nameless narrator sort of saves the world, and the unhappy aliens go back to their equivalent of city life.

Con: It was kind of obvious from the start that the settlers were the aliens. The human protagonist doesn't really save the world; the young alien "girl" takes pity on him, and, out of the blue, her mother turns out to have more power than anyone knew.

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