Saturday, January 27, 2018

Where the Anchor Lies, by Benjamin C. Kinney

Ugg by Florent Llamas
★★★☆☆ Average

(Military SF) Eita enters the desert in search of her long-lost dreamship, intending to use it to start a war. (4,054 words; Time: 13m)

"," by (edited by Scott H. Andrews), appeared in issue 244, published on .

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Pro: Eita had really loved the Vanguard—possibly the only real love of her life. On finding its remains and connecting again, she learns what really matters to her, and she launches a revolution against the corrupt leadership of her country.

Con: The political message is very heavy-handed.

It’s not at all clear why seeing an old warship would galvanize the public into supporting a war.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. Striking imagery of the warship graveyard in the drained sea, now desert.

    Author story notes: