Release Date: September 19th, 2011
Genre: Short Story, Dystopian
Source: I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Unfrozen by Susan Franceschina
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Isolated from the outside world, New City boasts to be the only pure city; the only society free of the life-prolonging, but often dangerous, Dozer chambers. It is behind these walls that Josie dreams of escape. Her fear of capture is amplified when the Commander's army captures Building X where her husband's illicit Dozer complex is housed. Time is running out, and Josie must decide if reaching the mysterious outside world is worth the risk entailed.
Brilliant, brilliant short story. And I don't read a lot of them, but this one was completely amazing. It's hard to imagine that everything I read was packed into 8 pages. It was also well-written, and I expect there are great things to come from this author.
I thought the idea of the story was really cool. And my first thought when reading was, "Wow. What a creative mind." And I was jealous. Jealous that my mind doesn't work this way. And then I thought, "I wish this was a novel. I'd really like to see this world and storyline expanded upon." Because the world-building was fantastic. And I wanted more.
I don't really have a whole of of anything else to say. There are no criticisms here. The writing flowed and I was just blown away by all of it. If you are into short stories, or even if you aren't, you should read it. Easily one of the best short stories I have ever read.
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