Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Refugee; or, a nine-item representative inventory of a better world, by Iona Sharma

[Strange Horizons]
★★★☆☆ Average

(Dystopia) An old woman takes in a young poet fleeing persecution. (1,248 words; Time: 04m)


"," by (edited by Jane Crowley and Kate Dollarhyde), appeared in issue 01/08/18, published on .

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Pro: The writing makes for a comfortable, pleasant read.

Con: I can’t decide if this was a time-travel story, a future dystopia, or what.

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3 comments (may contain spoilers):

  1. My impression was definitely time travel and future utopia. People from before whatever brought about the long-time peace make brief restorative visits and then return to the fight. The boy is the poet whose work was recited at the funeral of the woman's wife.

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  2. This story has the "Prefect Dreyfus" label instead of Alastair Reynold's Open and Shut.

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