Sunday, June 9, 2019

Long is the Way, by Carrie Vaughn and Sage Walker

★★★☆☆ Average

(Superhero; Wild Cards) A journalist with a super power hunts down a woman long thought dead to learn what really happened during a massive terrorist attack a quarter of a century ago. (10,172 words; Time: 33m)

If you haven’t read any of the Wild-Cards series, this story may be hard to make sense of. In particular, it wraps up loose ends from the novel “Black Trump,” so readers who haven’t read that may not get as much out of this one.

"," by and (edited by George R.R. Martin), published on by .

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Review: 2019.322 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: The framing story is mildly interesting, but the core is the story of how Zoe Harris found redemption by raising Croyd and Rima’s child. Along the way, there’s a decent amount of excitement and suspense.

Con: If you’re not really familiar with the Wild Cards universe, this story is likely to seem really weak. Worse, you could remove everyone’s super powers and still have essentially the same story, so it’s barely genre.

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