Frank Smith. The Sentry. (Asimovs April/May 2015)

asimovs150405A short story, the meat of which is an incident in a yard where a returning veteran has to carry out a humane act, and explain that to his son. The background is the sfnal one, in that his combat has been off-planet. But the fact that he has been off-planet isn’t relevant to the father-son relationship, and overall it’s just a little too short to get engaged with the characters.

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