Thursday, January 17, 2013

Review of "The Exterminator" by Erik B. Scott

"The Exterminator" by Erik B. Scott appeared in Daily Science Fiction on January 17, 2013.  "A human is given a job as an exterminator on an earth occupied by aliens."  The editors warn of adult-level violence--take heed.

This tale offers a couple of twists on a not uncommon theme, that of collaboration with an alien occupier.  My own father lived through chillingly similar circumstances in Nazi-occupied Poland in the 1940s.  Perhaps because of that, I found Mr. Scott's tale to be all too predictable, sad to say.  4 out of 7 rocket-dragons.

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