Reed’s ‘Great Ship’ is the setting for a sprawling series of stories, an he has been writing them for about 20 years now, and there’s no reason as far as the setting goes, for stopping any time now.
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Reed takes a different perspective on airplanes that go missing.
A clever story and I’m putting it onto the shortlist of the Best SF Short Story of the Year 2016 Award.
Reed’s stories of late have been quite contemplative in nature as I recall, and this is no exception.
An answer to a Big Question is sought, but the answer isn’t what was hoped for.
Reed starts off, as often he does, with a big picture, then focusses in on the individual.
A thoroughly unpleasant protagonist, without any redeeming features who has the wherewithal to fix the world’s problems (as he sees them) . Will he, or won’t he??
It’s one of his ‘Great Ship’ stories, which at their best are Space Opera on a BFO (Big Fuck Off) scale.