Monday, October 1, 2012

Review of "My Mask, Humanity" by D. Thomas Minton

 "My Mask, Humanity" by D. Thomas Minton was posted on Daily Science Fiction on September 28, 2012.  Humanity is enslaved by an alien force known only as "The Mistress."  Using genetic engineering far beyond our current capabilities, The Mistress transforms the appearance one of her human slave minions and sends him on a mission to assassinate the leader of the resistance.

This engrossing tale explores what it means to be human and asks if, once lost, can ones humanity ever be redeemed?  The setting of the story is interesting in and of itself, taking place on the colonized moons of Saturn.  And Mr. Minton has created the perfect antagonist for his purposes in The Mistress, about whom he reveals very little--making her all the more creepy and horrifying in the imagination of the reader.  "My Mask, Humanity" is a story I will not soon forget.  7 out of 7 rocket-dragons.

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