Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Review of "Theobroma Valentine" by Rand B. Lee

"Theobroma Valentine" by Rand B. Lee appeared in the September/October 2012 issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction.  "A xeno-psychologist in orbit around a chocolate-producing planet questions her own sanity when some clients she was treating in virtual reality become virtually violent."

The sheer number of sapient alien life forms is mind-boggling delicious if a bit confusing.  The pace is just right, and the banter between the various characters provides a dash of humor.  The story starts and ends as a "find yourself" tale, then suddenly veers into a rather intriguing mystery.  And as for "theobroma?"  Look it up...

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