Monday, February 4, 2019

East of the Sun, West of the Stars, by Brit E.B. Hvide

★★★☆☆ Average

(Generation Ship) Faith’s daughter, one of the first born on the ship, doesn’t look like the other children, and Faith wonders if it’s related to the strange dreams she has. (4,155 words; Time: 13m)

"," by (edited by Neil Clarke), appeared in issue 149, published on .

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Pro: Faith has brought her people’s traditions, so she’s not versed in science, but she clearly knows something is wrong. Abraham’s stray comment about Patience being better adapted for the world they’re seeking pretty much gives the game away.

Con: The whole ship seems very implausible. They might bring pig embryos, but not real pigs, for example. It’s not clear how they made Faith have particular dreams, and it’s hard to believe she’d be so nonchalant about her daughter looking like a mutant, nor at hearing her husband deny the validity of the prophet’s visions.

At the end, I’m not sure why she smashed all her nice things nor what was accomplished with her telling the stories various ways.

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