Friday, October 5, 2018

Magic Potion Behind-the-Mountains, by Jaymee Goh

Not Rated No significant speculative element

(Chinese Historical Fiction) When the young magistrate arrives at his remote posting, he sees that some of the villagers are amazingly strong, and he decides to learn how to make the magic potion that makes them so. (6,307 words; Time: 21m)

This is a very fine story, but it doesn't have a significant speculative element.

"," by (edited by Scott H. Andrews), appeared in issue 262, published on .

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Review: 2018.554 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: This is a sweet little tale, and all the significant events are properly foreshadowed.

Con: The only magic in the story is in the young magistrate's imagination.

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