Monday, December 3, 2018

Birnam Platoon, by Natalia Theodoridou

★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

(Military SF) A solider on trial for war crimes explains how the idea of breeding plant soldiers seemed like a great idea to start with and how it all went wrong. (3,323 words; Time: 11m)

"Birnam Platoon," by (edited by Andy Cox), appeared in issue 278, published on by .

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Pro: It’s a cute surprise that the plant/human hybrids are the ones holding the trial, not the original enemy.

Con: The whole idea of plant people who look just like humans is pretty silly. Having them breed with people is even harder to swallow.

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