Thursday, January 3, 2013

Review of "Final Corrections, Pittsburgh Times-Dispatch" by M. Bennardo

"Final Corrections, Pittsburgh Times-Dispatch" by M. Bennardo was posted in Daily Science Fiction on January 3, 2013.  "A newspaper prints corrections to various stories related to an alien invasion."    The author has been reviewed twice before in Songs of Eretz:  "'You're Heads,' She Says. 'You're Tails.'" on November 19, 2012, and "Reversals," on August 14, 2012.

The stories by M. Bennardo reviewed here previously were sub-par, but this most recent offering is refreshing, ironic, sarcastic, clever, and original.  The use of the deadpan, matter-of-fact writing style of a newspaper editor made the descriptions of the events of the invasion all the more chilling but macabrely humorous at the same time.  6 out of 7 rocket-dragons.

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