Friday, December 18, 2009

Patricia Stewart's "An Ounce of Prevention" (flash fiction, diplomacy, free)

It begins as a variation on the main scene in J Francis McComas' "Brave New World", but then moves in the opposite direction.

Story summary.

Humans are at war with aliens called Torellians. Then, during a routine meeting between the two sides, human ambassador Dorn plays a game that really puts the fear of humans into alien hearts...

Fact sheet.

First published: 365tomorrows, 7 December 2009.
Download full text from publisher's site.
Rating: B.
Related: Stories of Patricia Stewart; stories about diplomacy.