Here’s a short update before I fully review this month’s Astounding. Remember my piece on Despoiler of the Golden Empire? Well, good old Randy Garrett is at it again with his historical parables. I kept waiting for the shoe to drop in his lead novella of this ish, The Destroyers, and it did in a big way.
It’s disappointing since the writing was actually good and compelling for the first two thirds of the story–and then I saw where good old Randy was going. Boy did he get there.
Try it, but don’t spoil the ending for the other readers until my article on the issue as a whole, which should come tomorrow or the next day.
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