Friday, April 6, 2018

The Wings of Earth, by Jiang Bo

★★★☆☆ Mixed

(First Contact) While Xiaoyu is training on Earth’s largest space station, he and his friend Max witness the arrival of an enormous alien ship, which seems to have appeared out of nowhere. (15,383 words; Time: 51m)

"," by (translated by Andy Dudak, edited by Neil Clarke), appeared in issue 139, published on .

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Pro: The first part of the story is quite exciting. The friendly rivalry between the US and China is hopeful in its own way.

Con: The last part of the story gets too metaphysical to be much fun. Also, Max’s dialogue is very strange for an American. All the dialogue later in the story seems much worse than what’s in the early part for some reason

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