Monday, June 15, 2020

The Iridescent Lake, by D.A. Xiaolin Spires


(SF Thriller) Yunhe works at an ice rink on a planet where the ice has unexplained, miraculous properties and people are constantly trying to steal it. (7,858 words; Time: 26m)

"," by (edited by Neil Clarke), appeared in issue 165, published on .

Mini-Review (click to view--possible spoilers)

Review: 2020.309 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: The best part of this story is the tension as Yunhe tries to keep from getting caught. Yunhe herself is a sympathetic character, still mourning the loss of her son, and understandably upset whenever she sees someone wearing his face.

I liked Dran too; like Yunhe he has rationalizations for what he does, but he’s not a bad person.

Con: If the ice is this valuable, why in the Hell do they let people skate on it?

Other Reviews: Search Web
D.A. Xiaolin Spires Info: Interviews, Websites, ISFDB, FreeSFOnline

Follow RSR on Twitter, Facebook, RSS, or E-mail.

No comments (may contain spoilers):

Post a Comment (comment policy)