Wednesday, May 9, 2018

If We Die Unjustified, by A. Merc Rustad

★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

(Apocalyptic Horror) Before she died, young Bryony tried to summon the spirit Angelcorpse. In her absence, Angelcorpse finds her dog, Sallow, subsisting on the bodies of people killed in the revolution. (4,886 words; Time: 16m)

"If We Die Unjustified," by (edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas), appeared in issue 22, published on .

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Pro: It’s a nice twist when Bryony sacrifices Angelcorpse rather than Sallow.

Con: Bryony’s wish to kill everyone in the world who was ever violent to anyone else will result in zero population if interpreted literally, since it includes no exceptions for acts of children, self-defense, or even accidental injuries. Even with a more reasonable interpretation, it celebrates mass murder as a solution to social problems.

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