Sunday, April 29, 2018

An Account of the Madness of the Magistrate, Chengdhu Village, by Richard Parks

★★★☆☆ Average

(Chinese Historical Fantasy; Pan Bao and Jing) Pan Bao, his daughter Jin, and their companion Mei Li, a snake devil in human form, come to a village to try to help a magistrate reported to be insane. (7,301 words; Time: 24m)

Recommended By: RHorton+1

Although part of a series, this story stands alone just fine.

"," by (edited by Scott H. Andrews), appeared in issue 250, published on .

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Pro: Pan Bao does all the work in this story, and violence is never needed.

Con: The plot is almost completely linear. The characters never encounter a problem that troubles them for more than a few paragraphs.

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