THE SYMPHONY OF ICE AND DUST, JULIE NOVAKOVA, ~18 p., ★★★☆☆
It’s going to be the greatest symphony anyone has ever composed,” said Jurriaan.
A story within a story. Exploration and discovery at the edge of our solar system. It was ok. I learning something about Neptune and trans-Neptunian objects.
The narration framing the actual story was not very satisfying. The character set-up and the symphony idea sounded interesting, but were so perfunctory, they were barely more than a plot bunny. I liked the story at the core of this.
Nerds-R-Us: I think it hasn‘t been determined yet, if Sedna is in fact a dwarf planet. And if you were wondering, MITEE stands for Miniature Reactor Engine.
Can be read for free here: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/novak…