“Glister” by Dominic Green

IZ223 coverThis is a good one, too. Sturdy. Clear narrative voice (Scotsman seeking his fortune among the stars), interesting setting (two settings, actually, but the main one is Atlas B, a heavy-metal-rich planet with a suitably adapted ecosystem), well-paced (including a couple of good action sequences), knowing (planet called Midas, group called the Robinsonade Guaranteed Lashup Company), cold-eyed about where its premises lead (brutal colonialism). It would feel wrong to ask for anything more.

3 Responses to ““Glister” by Dominic Green”

  1. Interzone 2009 « Torque Control Says:

    […] “Glister” by Dominic Green […]

  2. Martin Says:

    I’ve yet to read this but you neglected to mention it made a year’s best as well.

  3. Niall Says:

    True. That’s more deserved, I think; it’s a good story of its type, and it’s good for a year’s best to include a story of this type.


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