Friday, March 3, 2017

Ghosts of Amarana, by Kurt Hunt

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(High Fantasy) Lash helped destroy the city of Amarana for the revolution, but languishing in prison he feels remorse. Then someone comes to help him escape. (4,038 words; Time: 13m)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

"," by (edited by Scott H. Andrews), appeared in issue 220, published on .

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Pro: The account of how he’s haunted by the ghosts of all the people he killed is chilling. He deliberately gives his student the wrong instructions, and turn him into a bomb that destroys him and the revolutionaries too.

Con: The stream-of-consciousness narration is tedious and tiresome. Both sides in this conflict sound pretty bad, so there’s no one to root for.

It seems like a pretty obvious allegory for the 9/11 attacks on the US.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. Yeah, this one was just too grimdark for me.

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