Friday, November 10, 2017

Elemental Love, by Rachel Swirsky

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(SF Poetic Prose) An android expresses its love for a human being in terms that are at once romantic and chemical. (454 words; Time: 01m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"," by (edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas), appeared in issue 19, published on .

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Pro: The prose is beautiful. I particularly liked “Sulfur: Hell’s escort.”

The moving ending speaks for mismatched lovers everywhere.

Con: Although it's very pretty, it isn’t really a story, although it certainly hints at one.

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