Monday, June 12, 2017

The Fall of the Jade Sword, by Stephanie Lai

Find this book
(Steampunk Superhero) Mok-Seung, a young Chinese girl in Melbourne, admires the feats of “The Jade Sword,” an elusive superhero the oppressed Chinese minority believe is one of them. (3,682 words; Time: 12m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"The Fall of the Jade Sword," by (edited by Tricia Reeks and Kyle Anderson), appeared in , published on by .

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

Pro: Although the milieu is artificial, the discrimination seems very real for the time period. The depictions of the overseas Cantonese community feel very real too.

The story tells how Mok-Seung is dissatisfied with the life she’s expected to lead, and how she finds her way to a much more exciting career.

Con: There is very little action in the story.

Mok-Seung’s reluctance at the end is a little hard to believe. From all we’d seen up to that point, we expect her to jump at the chance.

Other Reviews: Search Web,
Stephanie Lai Info: Interviews, Websites, ISFDB, FreeSFOnline

Follow RSR on Twitter, Facebook, RSS, or E-mail.

No comments (may contain spoilers):

Post a Comment (comment policy)