Saturday, December 16, 2017

The Dissonant Note, by Jeremiah Tolbert

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(SF Adventure) On a starship crewed by electronic minds, Cee seeks help to fight her sister Dee, even though it might put the whole mission at risk. (5,323 words; Time: 17m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"The Dissonant Note," by (edited by Trevor Quachri), appeared in issue 01-02|18, published on by .

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Pro: Half the fun of this story is figuring out what exactly is happening with the starship. The discovery that Cee has unwittingly aided Beeflat in taking over the ship comes as a surprise, but not a huge one.

It’s entertaining that Beeflat sees a need for a discordant center and that she sets up Cee to run it in the future.

Con: It’s hard to like Cee. Her malice towards others seems to be motivated almost entirely by envy. Yes, Bee shouldn’t rub it in, but what Cee does to her is reprehensible.

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