Thursday, May 3, 2018

Crash Site, by Brian Trent

★★★☆☆ Average

(Space Opera; War Hero) Umerah Javed comes to Osiris to recruit a washed-up operative to help her track a particular fugitive. (8,829 words; Time: 29m)

This story doesn’t entirely stand alone; it will help to have read at least the previous story.

"Crash Site," by (edited by C.C. Finlay), appeared in issue 05-06|18, published on by .

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Pro: Harris and Umerah accomplish their mission, for the most part, even though they don’t recover the sporegun.

It’s cute that the mollusks that Bok had been wantonly shooting are the ones who actually took the sporegun back.

Con: The bad guys are cardboard villains.

The science has some problems. For example, a blue sun won’t have a habitable planet because they’re too short-lived.

It leaves a lot of unfinished business. It feels a lot like a fragment of a longer story.

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