Saturday, March 2, 2019

Dangerous Company, by C. Stuart Hardwick

★★★☆☆ Average

(SF Adventure) The first run of a lunar lander designed to let rich people get the Apollo experience goes awry when the wealthy pilot goes off course and won’t agree to abort before the fuel runs out. (7,554 words; Time: 25m)

"Dangerous Company," by (edited by Trevor Quachri), appeared in issue 03-04|19, published on by .

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Review: 2019.105 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: It’s a pretty good adventure, once you reach the point where they try to escape.

Con: The setup defies disbelief in lots and lots of ways, starting with the idea that there would be no override in case the customer had a problem (never mind going crazy) and that there would be no backup. Further, given the level of technology available and his riches, why didn't he just hire someone to look for the thing? With remote-controlled robots, maybe.

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