Sunday, June 3, 2012

Science Fantasy Romance 13 - Swift Invasion

Swift Invasion
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Collected in
A Future Darkly

The aliens were completely unprepared for one completely prepared human. So was Humanity.

before reading
This story evolved out of a conversation I had with a tech who had completely screwed his jack-ass employer over merely by being fired, and then having been found to be indispensible after the fact. I’d just read a lot of Heinlein, and the classic Competent Science Fiction Protagonist was roiling in my brain. Here’s the result.

after reading
This is a dialogue-heavy story that proceeds with humor to a good punch-line. But! In the midst of that, there is an amazing character speech that I’d completely forgotten about. I don’t know where it came from, but I like it. It raises the story up from “merely” humorous.

Next Week
The Littlest Barnacle 

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