Charlie Jane Anders. Palm Strike’s Last Case. (Fantasy and Science Ficition, July/Aug 2014)

fsf20140708An intriguing combination of stories. The first half features the superhero Palm Strike, who with little more than a healing ‘juju’ and a helmet and armoured suit, does the righting wrongs thing. He of course has an Arch Enemy/Nemesis, and a reason for doing the righting wrongs thing. However, with things both on Earth and personally looking bleak, a new life on a distant planet and a long journey in suspended animation beckons.

But once unthawed, there are still wrongs to be righted.

There are some nice touches in the story, with a strong focus on the superhero and his internal as well as external challenges.

More from this issue here.

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