Saturday, January 13, 2018

Symphony to a city under the stars, by Armando Saldaña

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(Surreal SF) Nadia loves Sinclair, even though he’s going blind from too much space travel, but she wants to do her own travelling before she’ll consider settling down. (2,478 words; Time: 08m)

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆ Needs Improvement

"Symphony to a city under the stars," by (edited by Jason Sizemore), appeared in issue 104, published on .

Mini-Review (click to view--possible spoilers)

Pro: To the extent this is a love story, the two do get together at the end.

There's probably a theme here that young people have to have their own adventures and make their own mistakes--they can't just learn from older people. If there's another theme, I didn't see it.

Con: I find this sort of “mathematical lyricism” (where mathematical/scientific/technical words are used for their sound, not their meanings) to be painful to read, and I didn’t enjoy this story at all.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. Not enough story in what's basically a prose poem. I think the author bio at the bottom of the page has more fictional narrative than the story above it.