Monday, September 25, 2017

The Fisherman and the Pig, by Kameron Hurley

Riverhome by Veli Nystrom
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(Fantasy Adventure) Nev has been in hiding for eight years, so when some men offer him too good a deal to sell their fish, he suspects a trap. (6,835 words; Time: 22m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"," by (edited by Scott H. Andrews), appeared in issue 235, published on .

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Pro: The setting is fascinating, and Nev is a well-developed, sympathetic character—even if he doesn’t love anyone but Pig. At the end, once Pig recognizes Nev in his new body, his transition from his old life to his new one is complete.

Con: It feels like the setup for a more substantial story but it ends just as it seems it should be beginning. All sorts of issues are just dropped: A whole town of people were just poisoned—and about to return to life as zombies? The government is chasing Nev. And what about Branka?

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. Definitely does feel like part of something longer. But I gotta say, knowing Pig was okay and seeing him reconnect with Nev made for a pretty satisfying ending anyway! :)