Monday, January 14, 2019

A Catalog of Storms, by Fran Wilde

★★★☆☆ Average

(Future Fantasy) The town barely survives the vicious weather because of the young people who turn into “weathermen,” leaving their families behind. (4,081 words; Time: 13m)

"," by (edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas), appeared in issue 26, published on .

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Review: 2019.063 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: By and large, this is Sila’s account of what it was like to witness the big battle between the weathermen and the storms. I suppose it could be read as an allegory about young people who go off to war, although I have a feeling a different meaning is intended.

Con: Since Sila doesn’t really do anything, the story is fairly dull. The long infodumps about storm types weren’t very interesting, although the later ones (e.g. “An I told You Not To, Sila”) were kind of cute.

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