Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Athuran Interpreter's Flight, by Eleanna Castroianni

Publication logo
[Strange Horizons]
★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

(SF Horror) An alien brain transplanted into a human child’s body serves as an involuntary translator. It’s not supposed to have volition or memories, but things don’t always work as advertised. (3,591 words; Time: 11m)

"," by (edited by Jane Crowley and Kate Dollarhyde), appeared in issue 07/02/18, published on .

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

Pro: This is the story of how Sam-Sa-Ee escaped from bondage and dealt a blow to unscrupulous businessmen at the same time.

Con: I found it impossible to suspend disbelief for the story; the idea of implanting an alien brain in a human body is ridiculous. Beyond that, the envoy and the Henon businessman are cardboard villains.

Other Reviews: Search Web, Browse Review Sites (Issue 07/02/18)
Eleanna Castroianni Info: Interviews, Websites, ISFDB, FreeSFOnline

Follow RSR on Twitter, Facebook, RSS, or E-mail.

No comments (may contain spoilers):

Post a Comment (comment policy)