Thursday, March 8, 2018

Dix, by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

★★★☆☆ Average

(SF Adventure; Diving Universe) An accident in foldspace stranded the Ivoire 5,000 years in its own future, and Dix, the second-in-command, had more trouble adjusting than anyone else. Maybe even enough to make him a threat to everyone else. (19,426 words; Time: 1h:04m)

Although this is an episode in a much larger universe, this story stands alone well enough to be read in isolation.

"Dix," by (edited by Sheila Williams), appeared in issue 03-04|18, published on by .

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Pro:  It’s a real pleasure to watch Yash and Coop working together in a calm, professional, way to solve the problem of Dix’s suicide and sabotage with no loss of life.

Con: They’re so calm and professional that the whole thing has a very sterile feel to it, and there’s not much tension at all. The lack of direct involvement of any other characters gives the story a spooky feel, as though these three are the only people around at all.

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