Monday, December 4, 2017

Darkness, Our Mother, by Eleanna Castroianni

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(Surreal SF) A priesthood of mathematicians has kept the planet Cemar safe, but things have been safe for so long that some people think the priestesses themselves are the bigger danger. (5,219 words; Time: 17m)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

"," by (edited by Neil Clarke), appeared in issue 135, published on .

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Pro: This is a retelling of the myth of the Minotaur in the maze, but with the Minotaur as victim and Theseus (Teseo) as villain.

Con: The story is overwritten, and the heavy prose makes it a difficult read.

The use of mathematical terms as magical incantations is jarring and makes the story even more difficult to read.

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