Saturday, May 16, 2020

Melting Like Metal, by Ada Hoffmann


(Space Opera) Enga is an “angel,” a human cyborg enforcer for an AI “god.” Enga has some problems, so she’s eager to prove herself, and this new mission looks like a good opportunity. (6,283 words; Time: 20m)

"Melting Like Metal," by (edited by John Joseph Adams), appeared in issue 120, published on .

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Review: 2020.273 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: Pretty much this is a story about Enga proving herself. Proving that despite her disabilities, she can do her job at least as well as her coworkers. This she does with flying colors, once they remove the restraint program that immobilized her when things went wrong.

Con: We’re rooting for the bad guys here. Candor Gray is fighting for freedom against this theocracy, and Enga’s squad is there to put him down.

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