My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Well-written short story, implausible but fascinating fantasy concept. Deals with the theme of moral responsibility of government leaders and developers of arms. Pratt could easily expand this story into a full-blown novel if he chose.
My fundamental problem with the story is not regarding the craft of Tim Pratt. Rather, my problem is with Tor’s attempt, like so many of the Big Six, to pay the mortgage through the sale of every eBook. $2.00 for a short story that was read in minutes? Seriously? And nothing in the promotional blurb to indicate the story is a short? A little disingenuous.
But kudos to you, Tim Pratt.by