Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Hunger of Auntie Tiger, by Sarah Brooks

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(SF) Two children play games amid the wreckage the Company left behind. (4,391 words; Time: 14m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"The Hunger of Auntie Tiger," by (edited by Andy Cox), appeared in issue 267, published on by .

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Pro: The little children's interaction with their "grandmother" are perfect. Their cheerful play makes a sharp contrast with their grim surroundings.

Nainai's instructions to them to take care of each other indicate that she knows they're leaving the world for good.

Con: The ending is confusing. Was the space ship something that the sandstorm uncovered (as the text reminds us, sandstorms both bury and uncover), or was the sandstorm the result of the ship landing? If the former, it's quite remarkable that it's still working. If the latter, why was there no crew with it?

And what's the meaning of the Auntie Tiger stories?

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