Lightspeed
lightspeedmagazine
10/3/19
7:20 PM
2

Nice! I’m not sure if it’s more Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, or Aesop...

8/9/19
9:17 AM
1

An ok story until the end when I realized it was just a long meet cute:(

7/8/19
12:12 PM
1

I thought this piece rang a bell and lo and behold, Infinite Love Engine was another of her short stories and I absolutely loved it as well. Hope Aria really does return (again) some day!

7/5/19
12:57 AM
2

Violet Allen is really a fantastic author. I have read all of her short stories (I think?) and bought two collections solely based on the fact that she had stories in them. Every story is just so brilliant, each one in so many different ways. Long may she write!

6/6/19
4:54 PM
2

I’ve had a soft spot for stories set inside generation ships since I read Brian Aldiss’ Non-Stop many years ago. There’s something compelling about a well written tale of fallen civilizations/lost tech in a closed environment. This story is quite simply a great read, and a rare delight.

6/5/19
9:45 PM
1

Somehow I missed this one when it was “fresh”. A good read, although a little heavy on jargon at the start.

5/5/19
9:30 PM
1

It started off a bit slow, but once the “colonial” allegory (from the past) and “ecological mess” parallel (of the present) solidified, the story flowed well.

4/5/19
10:57 AM
1

A very welcome collaboration and a beautiful tale. Many thanks.

4/4/19
10:44 PM
1

A great story. I figured it out before the end (there’s a Doctor Who episode that has a similar premise). I feel it would make a good anime short... does anyone know Hayao Miyazaki or Makoto Shinkai?

1/6/19
7:31 PM
1

That was good! Perhaps a bit “jargony” for some-one new to the story-universe...