Friday, May 11, 2018

The Flight of Morpho Girl, by Caroline Spector and Bradley Denton

★☆☆☆☆ Needs Improvement

(Superhero; Wild Cards) Teenage Adesina’s best friend has been kidnapped, and it’s up to her to save her. (17,734 words; Time: 59m)

If you’re not already very familiar with the Wild Cards universe, this story is going to be difficult to read. See related articles on

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Pro: Adesina not only rescues her friend, she take a big step toward adulthood and even makes progress in helping her mom recover from her trauma.

Con: The story is littered with infodumps, and it starts with a gigantic one. Even after that the narration and dialogue are awkward. And the Werewolves are cardboard villains whose superpower seems to be the ability to annoy people.

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