Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The Common Tongue, the Present Tense, the Known, by Nina Allan

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(Post Apocalypse) The narrator wants to be a scientist and help restore the Earth, like her uncle, but she'd also like to understand what happened to her uncle. (8,700 words; Time: 29m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"The Common Tongue, The Present Tense, The Known," by (edited by Jonathan Strahan), appeared in (RSR review), published on by .

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Pro: We do find out what happened to the uncle, and with that discovery, the narrator loses most of her interest in the future. Or in changing it, anyway.

Con: The story appears to end abruptly. Nothing about her relationship with Noemi is resolved.

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