Dominica Phetteplace. The Cult of Whale Worship. (Asimovs Oct/Nov 2011)

A first published story for Phetteplace, a 2007 Clarion West alum. As is often the case with new authors, the story is short and doesn’t have the depth that comes with experience – and as such the story is more suited to a small press mag than the might ‘movs.

Having said that, Tetsuo, the protagonist is a man with more characterisation than you get in shorter stories, as he struggles with his suicidal, depressive tendencies, brought on by his obsession with the fate on the creatures in our seas. He decides to take radical action.

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