Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Whole Crew Hates Me, by Adam-Troy Castro

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(SF) Two years into a twelve-year voyage, Morgan copes with the fact that the rest of the waking crew despises him and can’t tell him why. (3,621 words; Time: 12m)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

"The Whole Crew Hates Me," by (edited by John Joseph Adams), appeared in issue 80, published on .

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

It might be amusing at shorter length, but there’s a limit to how much whining one wants to read (no matter how justified) when there is no attempt to do anything about it. Morgan is a pure victim, and he sees no way to change his situation. That gets old fast.

The realization that Morgan’s role is to unify the crew in their opposition to him doesn’t help, especially since it seemed obvious from the start.

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2 comments (may contain spoilers):

  1. This gets a meh from me. You're entirely right that his role as sacrifice is entirely obvious from early on. If you read the author interview afterwards it's clear that ATC considers this a throwaway piece with no real weight to it, and I'm compelled to agree with him.