Wednesday, April 26, 2017

That Game We Played During the WarThat Game We Played During the War by Carrie Vaughn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

How we failed to lose. :)

This is a simple yet very warm tale and it comes laden with a ton of emotional baggage that doesn't overwhelm us, the readers... Rather, it leads us to a place where there is understanding and actual hope. It's like an inoculation against greater tragedy.

What? In a simple game of chess?

Well, yeah, made a lot more difficult when it's a metaphor for two whole countries fighting when one is made up of telepaths and the other isn't. :)

Pretty cool. We just have to roll with the premise, but hell, it's short and worthy to be a nom for '17 Hugos. Which, in fact, it is. :)



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