Friday, May 10, 2019

Dune Song, by Suyi Davies Okungbowa


(Post Apocalypse) Isiuwa survived the apocalypse, and its people live on in the middle of a desert. The chief says leaving means certain death, but Nata thinks he’s lying. (4,600 words; Time: 15m)

"," by (edited by Maurice Broaddus), appeared in issue 120, published on .

Mini-Review (click to view--possible spoilers)

Review: 2019.311 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: The story does a really nice job of setting up the final conflict, and it’s quite exciting that right up to that point, we really don’t know who’s right. Is Nata going to freedom or to certain death?

Con: After all the build up, I expected a clear answer at the end, but the story leaves us in the dark.

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8 comments (may contain spoilers):

  1. Hello, this was listed as being by a new writer, but isfdb lists stories going to 2015.

    Since this is my first comment here, and it reads rather negative I also want to point out what a great job you are doing overall!

  2. Thanks for commenting!

    Are you sure about this author? I did an ISFDB search but it finds no hits at all. Can you post a link to the one you're using?

  3. If you use the search link from the post, yuou find this:

  4. And this on the author's website:

  5. Yes, thanks Laura, that were the links i was looking at.

  6. Thanks, I've updated the spreadsheet and the 2019 New Writers page.

  7. Author's name was spelled incorrectly in the byline. Correct spelling is in the author bio at the bottom of the story's page at Apex. Last name should be: Okungbowa. Also, this is a short story at about 4,600 words.