Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Where Would You Be Now?, by Carrie Vaughn

★★★☆☆ Good Setup for a Longer Story

(Post-Apocalypse; Coast Road) It has only been five years since The Fall, but the clinic where teenage Kath works is the only medical service for two hundred miles. (8,998 words; Time: 29m)

Readers of the novel, Bannerless, will recognize “Auntie Kath.”

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Pro: For those who read other stories in Vaughn’s “Coast Road” series of stories, “Where Would You Be Now?” provides a fascinating glimpse into what it was like for people during The Fall of civilization. It gives lots of insights into how Haven came to be and how it managed to preserve so much from the time before The Fall. And we even get a good idea of why people sixty years later called Kath a hero.

Con: This story sets up all sorts of potential future conflicts without resolving any of them. It's like a teaser for a novel, not a story by itself.

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