Saturday, November 3, 2018

Foxy and Tiggs, by Justina Robson

★★★☆☆ Average

(SF Mystery) A humanoid fox and a velociraptor are detective inspectors looking into a murder at a luxurious off-world resort. (7,566 words; Time: 25m)

Recommended By: πŸ‘RHorton.r+2 (Q&A)

"Foxy and Tiggs," by (edited by Jonathan Strahan), appeared in (RSR review), published on by .

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Review: 2018.618 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: The best part of the story is the obsession with customer satisfaction, as when Tiggs gives the little kids a ride because she doesn’t want them to be disappointed even though Tiggs is supposed to be waiting outside to catch the murder suspect. That touch of the familiar (at least to someone who worked at Microsoft and Amazon) makes the unusual setting seem unusually real.

Con: At the end, the hotel AI tells us how this was all a plot to get copies of the hotel data and programming, and so it decided to just share it all. This makes the whole story seem entirely pointless.

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