Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Daisy, by Eleanor Arnason

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(Detective SF) Emily agrees to help a gangster find his missing octopus. (5,628 words; Time: 18m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"Daisy," by (edited by C.C. Finlay), appeared in issue 03-04|17, published on by .

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Pro: The detective part of the story makes for nice reading. Emily's subterfuge to cover allowing Daisy to escape is amusing.

Con: Up until Emily finds the octopus, the story has zero speculative element. Her reaction to learning that the cephalopod used to do the books, tried to drive a car, and killed some people is way too blase. With no explanation for what made Daisy so different from other octopuses, it's hard to suspend disbelief.

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