Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The Glassblower of Galilei, by Katrina Smith


(Future Fantasy) Dim’s master creates thralls for the other masters who rule Galilei, and he defers to no one—not even the king. So the arrival of a woman who does command his respect promises to be something interesting. (5,342 words; Time: 17m)

"," by (edited by Scott H. Andrews), appeared in issue 298, published on .

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Review: 2020.127 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: I liked the vivid descriptions of the dry, dusty world and the beautiful things that Master Damon creates. I enjoyed Dim’s shy account of the various things she witnesses. The story hints at quite a backstory: of what seems to have been a human colony on an alien planet and a big fight against a different set of aliens—not natives to Galilei.

Dim’s confidence that she’ll only need to create one batch of eggs suggests that she knows how to create male as well as female thralls, which neatly tied the whole story up.

Con: So what happened to the rest of the colony? Were the seven masters the only humans on this world? And what was the original cause of the falling out with the Termagants?

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