A young coder working for a employer who isn’t the kind to cross, decides that using his skills to flee a long way away is preferable to facing the consequences of sleeping with boss’s sister. Trouble is that he ends up, after a long trip in suspended animation, in an equally risky situation, at the front line of a war with a branch of humanity recently diverged from us, and he has to choose which war he wants to fight. The story nips along quickly, with a vivid image of a scarred city to start with, but doesn’t quite hit the heights.
- Jason Sanford. Into the Depths of Illuminated Seas. (Interzone #226, Jan/Feb 2010).
- Alex Irvine. The Word He Was Looking For Was Hello. (Is Anyone Out There?)