Review of: Salvage

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On June 1, 2014
Last modified:June 19, 2014


Elizabeth Leggett
Elizabeth Leggett

Title: Salvage
Author: Carrie Vaughn
Genre: Science Fiction, Space

This is the part of my 100 Short Stories in 2014 challenge.

Part of Lightspeed Magazine: Women Destroy Science Fiction, which I backed on kickstarter together with almost 3000 other people.

This story was deeply touching and very humanizing. It gave a view into life on a spaceship and a glimpse into psyches of the crew.

To say much more requires me to put a spoiler tag here.

I really thought the story was going to be a horror story somehow. That was what Vaughn set my up to think. And it really wasn’t! The horror wasn’t of the kind that comes of eat your face off, but of the more creeping kind. The crew realises that it might as well have been them out there dead in space.

The mood of the story is just so great for what the story is trying to do. Bravo! Once again Carrie Vaughn is convincing me to seek out more of her fiction.

The Stats

Published: June 1st 2014 Lightspeed Magazine: Women Destroy Science Fiction, issue 49
Read: June 1st 2014
Length: flash fiction
Format: ebook magazine

The author: female, white, US resident
The protagonist: female, adult, spaceship captain, able-bodied

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