Saturday, November 3, 2018

Nothing Ever Happens on Oberon, by Paul McAuley

★★★☆☆ Average

(SF Thriller; The Quiet War) Bai is bored supervising a mining operation on Oberon, so when an ancient escape pod makes an emergency landing, she rushes to check it out—despite being told not to. (11,612 words; Time: 38m)

This one may be more interesting if you're already read some of the rest of the Quiet War series.

"Nothing Ever Happens on Oberon," by (edited by Jonathan Strahan), appeared in (RSR review), published on by .

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Review: 2018.613 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: Bai has a youthful adventure before she settles down to a comfortable life, and she gets to learn just a bit more about what was going on almost twenty years later.

Con: The story is too spread out in time and space, and none of the high-stakes issues gets resolved.

It was a little hard to believe she switched families and ended up marrying Lindy, considering how Lindy cheated her.

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