Thursday, August 24, 2017

The First Trebuchet on Mars, by Marie Vibbert

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(SF Colony) Jill ‘s trebuchet that can throw rocks across a crater is her first “creative anachronism” to get any real interest from the colony, but is it good for anything? (2,043 words; Time: 06m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"The First Trebuchet on Mars," by (edited by Trevor Quachri), appeared in issue 09-10|17, published on by .

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Pro: Jill earns (almost) everyone’s respect, and her trebuchet saves the day.

Con: Between her abrasiveness and her carelessness she’s hard to like.

Ned is a cardboard villain, mindlessly negative about everything.

It’s hard to see NASA allowing either type of person to go to Mars.

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