Monday, August 7, 2017

Skinny Charlie's Orbiting Teepee, by Pamela Rentz

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(SF) Charlie’s one of the original colonists on the Indian space colony, but he’s having trouble setting up a display of his old artifacts from Earth. (4,529 words; Time: 15m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"," by (edited by Amy H. Sturgis), appeared in issue 99, published on .

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Pro: Charlie really does want to change things, and once he realizes just how fake Rufus is, we admire his courage in trying to grab power.

I suspect the bureaucratic space colony is a parody of a real reservation.

Con: It’s unclear what happens there at the end. Does Charlie actually kill someone with the knife?.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. I thought Charlie just talked Zane into going along with him becoming the new Ceremonial Leader in place of Rufus. I didn't get the impression anyone was getting killed. Charlie gives Zane the knife just before Rufus and the officials came back in. He's going to tell them that the "whoo-whoo" ritual will transfer the position, rather than confirming Rufus in it.