Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Shooting Grouse, by Ian Creasey

★★★☆☆ Mixed

(Near-Future SF) Three young “sabs” sneak onto a British estate to interfere with a grouse hunt. (5,497 words; Time: 18m)

"Shooting Grouse," by (edited by Trevor Quachri), appeared in issue 05-06|18, published on by .

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

Pro: It’s fun watching how the three “sabs” interact with each other, improvise when they meet problems, and struggle to balance life vs. activism.

It was pleasing to see that Stella wasn’t so absorbed that she couldn’t make time for her new girlfriend.

You can read the author’s comments on his story at “Further Grousing.”

Con: Although the author claims he tried to show both sides, the story heavily favors the sabs. The message doesn’t ruin the story, but it does take some of the fun out of it.

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