Thursday, April 25, 2013

Review of "The Lady Electric" by Gary B. Phillips

"The Lady Electric" by Gary B. Phillips appeared in Daily Science Fiction on April 25, 2013.  "You are a lady with a body that has the ability to supply power to electric lights--enough to light up the world."

There is a spark of a good tale somewhere in "The Lady Electric," but it is difficult to find and does not light up the page.  The second person POV is annoying and unnecessary (as it usually is--you know what I mean).  While suspension of disbelief is a given in most science fiction, even allowing for this, the origin of the lady's strange abilities is not adequately explained.  The end left me scratching my head.  2 out of 7 rocket-dragons.

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