Sunday, November 13, 2016

Rager in Space, by Charlie Jane Anders

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(SF Humor) Sion and her best friend get invited on the first interstellar flight, which is odd, since they're teenagers, and that kind of technology doesn't really exist. (6,461 words; Time: 21m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average
Recommended By: RHorton:5

Read an interview with the author about this story.

"Rager in Space," by (edited by Jonathan Strahan), appeared in (RSR review), published on by .

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

Pro: Scion's actually pretty bright--her dad was wrong to give up on her so easily. The serious edge to the story doesn't ruin the jokes--we're pretty confident Scion will talk Roxx into saving them--it's a first-person story, after all.

Con: The story isn't very deep, and even Scion is a 2-dimensional character.

D-Mei gets really tiresome really fast.

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3 comments (may contain spoilers):

  1. I agree with the rating of 3, but it is a good 3. I enjoyed this story. I even read it twice.

    My reading is that the 2 girls are about 18-21, but have finished school. They talk about modelling jobs so must be out working by now.

    Thanks for the link to the interview with the author. I thought this story was about friendship, and the interview confirms it.

    I think at the end both girls start to sober up and start growing up real fast. That was my final impression.

    1. I think I'm going to start marking some of the better 3s with "honorable mention."

  2. Now online with a reprint in Lightspeed 120 (May 2020):