“Checkerboard Planet” by Eleanor Arnason

January 22, 2017

This is the review for “Checkerboard Planet” by Eleanor Arnason which was published in Clarkesworld’s December 2016 Issue.

Summary:  Lydia Duluth, a reoccurring character in Eleanor’s stories, is being assigned to infiltrate Bio-In’s compounds in this distant checkerboard planet by the A.I.s because they suspect of the existence of an extraterrestrial intelligence.

Pros:

+ the World. A very interesting world has been created by the author.

+ Action

Cons:

– condensed. There was a lot of things going on in the story. And a lot of background information to the character’s backstory that as I understood can be traced in other stories as well. In the same story we are introduced in a complicated world, along with interesting characters.

Wrap Up

  • 7/10
    Writing
  • 7.5/10
    Plot
  • 8/10
    World-building

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