Thursday, July 5, 2018

True Jing, by Zack Be

★☆☆☆☆ Strongly Not Recommended

(SF Adventure) Ko’s team enters a pocket universe to hunt for a True Jing, a valuable multidimensional alien creature, but Ko herself has growing reservations about the whole thing. (11,631 words; Time: 38m)

"True Jing," by (edited by Sheila Williams), appeared in issue 07-08|18, published on by .

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Pro: The story’s strong point is the fantastic world building.

Con: The endless infodumps and unnatural dialogue make it impossible to recommend the story. The editing seems to be subpar as well, with numerous simple typos and even malapropisms.

Beyond that, although the story presents itself as science fiction, several aspects seem more suited to a fantasy story, such as the notion that drinking the blood of interdimensional space snakes could have any positive effect on human beings.

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