Strange Horizons — April 16, 2018

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Strange Horizons, April 16, 2018

“Old Fighter Pilots” by Samuel Jensen

Reviewed by Victoria Silverwolf

The past, present, and future mingle together in “Old Fighter Pilots” by Samuel Jensen. This brief tale begins with an ordinary day in a typical suburban household. A description of the prehistoric past, as well as historic occurrences and events of the near future, interrupt the narration. A visitor from a war-torn future enters the story. The narrative style is subdued, which fits the theme, but readers may find it difficult to relate to the characters emotionally.

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