Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Powerless, by Harry Turtledove

★★★☆☆ Average

(Alternate History) The Soviet Union covers the whole world, and Charlie lives in Los Angeles in the West Coast People’s Democratic Republic, which is very repressive, as Charlie learns when he tries to push back. (15,233 words; Time: 50m)

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

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Review: 2018.481 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: It does a good job of describing what life under socialism was like in Russia (even though it’s set in California).

Con: It isn’t very much fun reading about what life under socialism in Russia was like. Being powerless means your situation is hopeless, and reading about the suffering of people in a hopeless situation is depressing.

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