Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Imperium Imposter, by Jody Lynn Nye

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(Space Opera) Young Lord Thomas was supposed to be abducted as part of a ruse to distract attention while his mentor performed a secret mission. When the mentor is abducted by mistake, Lord Thomas has to execute the mission himself. If he can remember it. (8,986 words; Time: 29m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"Imperium Imposter," by (edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt), appeared in (RSR review), published on by .

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Pro: Lord Thomas rises to the occasion and makes clever use of his special abilities to save the day. Not only does he use his inborn ability, but he also uses his flying skills.

Con: Lord Thomas is rather unlikable, and his Empire seems reprehensible, what with its genetic engineering of citizens to compel obedience. The young man, Malcom, is the real freedom fighter, but the story has us rooting against him. The moment when he wails "nobody is listening to us!" is poignant despite Lord Thomas's contempt.

The story has a lot of infodumps in it, including one that is (unforgivably) delivered twice!

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