Emshwiller creates a believable, flawed character, a military man taking a mission for money, more concerned about his appearance and worried that he will not be accorded respect due to his status, than matters ethical or moral.
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There’s somewhat of a dream-like quality to the story.
Nicely told story looking at whether it is right to protect innocence.
Lovely short story with a deft touch.
Emshwiller explores the relationship between the native species on a planet, and the humans who arrive to explore.
A strong issue, with stories by Landis, Reed, Steele, Shoulders, Tem, Roberson and Emshwiller.
Embracing the wilds, a man eschews that which he has left behind, to become one with the land on which he lives.
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Elizabeth Hand. The Far Shore. A middle-aged man, ballet dancer initially, ballet teacher after an injury, loses his job but gets a timely invitation from friends to house-sit their remote property whilst they take a winter break. As the snow settles in (shades of The Shining, namechecked in the story) Philip, with recurrent nightmares of […]