Thursday, May 2, 2019

Leave Your Iron at the Door, by Josh Pearce

[Analog]
★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

(Space Opera) Minnie Mirv searches through space for the worthless varmint who stole her true love from her. (9,761 words; Time: 32m)

Recommended By: 👍STomaino+1 (Q&A)


"Leave Your Iron at the Door," by (edited by Trevor Quachri), appeared in issue 05-06|19, published on by .

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Review: 2019.220 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: The story is basically about Minnie trying to find Vanja and win her back. In that sense, it definitely has a complete plot.

Con: This story jars the reader with gratuitous bad science just about every paragraph. This makes it almost completely unreadable. For example, one cannot speak a programming language like Python. Background radiation wouldn’t interfere with a communications laser. Carrying blackholes around is nonsense. Etc.

Just as bad, Minnie is a stalker. Worse, she’s a murderous stalker. I found myself rooting for one of her black holes to swallow her up.

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