Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Blessed, by Geoff Ryman

★★★☆☆ Average

(SF Adventure) The narrator visits a giant rock sacred to the Yoruba people in Nigeria, where she finds that ancient magic isn’t always dead. (4,353 words; Time: 14m)

"Blessed," by (edited by C.C. Finlay), appeared in issue 09-10|18, published on by .

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Review: 2018.488 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: After wandering in the dark, she emerges thousands of years in the past, where we assume she’s going to give the locals information that’ll let them stand up to the future threat of colonialism.

Con: The narrator is such a wimp that it’s not much fun following her and listening to her obsessing over every little thing she might have done wrong.

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