Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Book of How to Live, by Rose Lemberg

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(High Fantasy; Birdverse) In a world that values magic above all else, two creative women with no magic struggle to get recognition for their inventions. (13,401 words; Time: 44m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"," by (edited by Scott H. Andrews), appeared in issue 209, published on .

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Pro: Efronia and Atarah make parallel journeys. Both came from places where magic was rare, both were rejected by magic-dominated groups, and they join forces to work together at place half-way between.

Con: This reads like the beginning of a great novel, but just as we've barely got the setting and characters figured out, it comes to an end.

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