Thursday, April 27, 2017

Where the Flock Wanders, by Andrew Barton

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(Solar System SF) Rho and Static are looking for alien artifacts in Saturn’s rings when they run across something very different. (3,568 words; Time: 11m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"Where the Flock Wanders," by (edited by Trevor Quachri), appeared in issue 05-06|17, published on by .

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Pro: Rho does eventually find out the contents of the letter; that's about all the plot there is.

Con: The idea that no one was allowed to read the letter makes little sense. The point of the story seems to be that there are things we aren’t meant to know, and that’s an unsatisfying message for an SF story.

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