Monday, July 3, 2017

A Touch of Heart, by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro and Adam-Troy Castro

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(Chinese Historical Fantasy) Dou hates his neighbor because Gan’s farm flourishes while his own languishes. Enough to seek out the Black Touch. (4,716 words; Time: 15m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"," by and (edited by John Joseph Adams), appeared in issue 86, published on .

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Pro: It’s very sweet, with a touching ending.

Con: Dou doesn’t deserve the happy ending; the Black Touch solved the problem, not him.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. Awww, very sweet!

    The old assassin might have made it possible. But Dou is the one who then reaches out and initiates the friendship with Gan. And remains a good friend and business partner to him for the rest of Gan's life.