Thursday, February 28, 2013

Review of "Hope, Shattered" by Brian R. McDowell

"Hope, Shattered" by Brian R. McDowell appeared in Daily Science Fiction on February 28, 2013.  "An android goes through the birthing process as a surrogate mother for a human."

There is a certain amount of suspension of disbelief that must occur in order to enjoy fiction, particularly science fiction.  While the concept of using an android as a surrogate mother is acceptable, having that android actually deliver the baby in a human manner--complete with IV lines, "contractions," pushing, and severe pain, not to mention needlessly endangering the baby--is beyond belief.  This glaring flaw forced me to give this otherwise well-written, at times poignant, and even thought-provoking tale 3 out of 7 rocket-dragons.

1 comment:

  1. "well-written, at times poignant, and even thought-provoking" ... I'll take it!


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