SF Observer Review of "Landing Day"

of “Landing Day” in Talebones #35 from SF Observer. Follow the reviewer’s advice and order a subscription!

[Landing Day] is also heavily character-driven, following an astronaut and her criminal father in juxtaposed scenes on Earth (him) and landing on an alien planet for the first time (her). It explores how people react to – and change with – the catastrophic events that they face.

An enjoyable tale, well written and digging into the psyche of both father and daughter. Canfield avoids the all-too familiar tendency of some SF writers to dwell too much on the science/tech side of the astronaut daughter, instead sticking with the character-oriented nature that’s this story’s strength.

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