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Cover of The Kite Maker.

The Kite Maker

author: Brenda Peynado (2018)
date read: 2018-10-31
pages: 28
lists: scifi
rating: β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜† β˜†

Do you like some heavy-handed xenophobia morals in your scifi? The Kite Maker is a short story playing on Earth, 15 years after a peaceful alien race arrived. The Dragonflies, as they were called, were greeted with violence, and now that they are somewhat integrated into society, the right mob moves against them. Heavy-handed metaphore is mixed with good characterization, leading to an intentionally painful, okay-but-not-quite-good short story.