Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Mutata Superesse, by Jason Fischer and Sean Williams


(SF Adventure) Someone from the Heavy Armor Squad comes down to rescue a few illegal colonists, and while they’re all hiding from the local wildlife he/she tells them some stories. (3,741 words; Time: 12m)

"Mutata Superesse," by and (edited by Jonathan Strahan), appeared in (RSR review), published on by .

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Review: 2019.456 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: This tongue-in-cheek story tells about an over-talkative soldier spinning what might or might not be a tall tale to keep his/her charges quiet while they wait for rescue.

Con: I realize it’s a joke, but the bad science in the story really spoils it for me. For example, a poison whose effectiveness is “squared” every time someone teleports is nonsense. Worse, it highlights how the teleporting itself is just magic. And using leprosy to stop the pain seems like a really bad idea.

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