Friday, June 6, 2008

Melanie Rees' "Pre-Emptive" (flash fiction, science fiction, free)

Apparently a take on US occupation of Iraq, but told as an aliens' story.

Unnamed aliens, apparently humans but it's not explicitly stated, have bombed a populated city of an intelligent race on an alien planet - with the objective of mining its petroleum which is as abundant there as water on earth.

Fact sheet.

First published: Antipodean SF, #120 (May/June 2008).
Rating: B
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