Monday, February 4, 2019

Marlowe and Harry and the Disinclined Laboratory, by Carrie Vaughn

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★★★☆☆ Just a Taste of a Larger Work

(Steampunk; Harry and Marlowe) In an alternate World War I, Lieutenant Marlowe works in a British lab developing Ætherian technology that might help win the war when a visit from royalty changes his world completely. (5,596 words; Time: 18m)

This is a taster for the larger “Harry and Marlowe” series. Worth a read to see if you might like the rest.

"Marlowe and Harry and the Disinclined Laboratory," by (edited by John Joseph Adams), appeared in issue 105, published on .

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Review: 2019.091 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: This sketch gives us a good feel for what sort of people Marlowe and Harry are and what sort of world they live in. In particular, it gives a fairly good idea of what the Ætherian technology (which will be so important in all the stories) is capable of.

Con: There’s no plot to speak of. Marlowe has no real goal and does very little; things just happen.

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