Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Review of "He Could Be Ambrose Bierce" by Shaenon Kelty Garrity

"He Could Be Ambrose Bierce" by Shaenon Kelty Garrity was posted in Daily Science Fiction on December 11, 2012.  A time travel agent becomes suspicious that her new neighbor is a refugee from another time period.

It is an amazing coincidence that "El Hombre vrs. (sic) the Zombie Queen" by Bryan Bullock was just reviewed in Songs of Eretz on December 10, 2012--only yesterday.  One of the main characters in Mr. Bullock's story, set in Mexico, is none other than Ambrose Bierce, who, according to his bio on wikipedia, was a well-known Civil War officer and prominent acerbic book critic who went to Mexico in 1913 and then was never seen again.  Just as if he were plucked from one time period and placed safely in another future one...

...which brings me to the premise of Ms. Garrity's story.  I found the idea that the famous, mysterious disappearances that have occurred over the years could be explained by time snatching.  It is at least as good an explanation as UFOs.  Original, entertaining, and thought-provoking.  6 rocket-dragons.

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