Friday, April 12, 2013

Review of "Heart of Joy" by Kate O'Connor

"Heart of Joy" by Kate O'Connor appeared in Daily Science Fiction on April 12, 2013.  "The unlikely romantic relationship between a professional dancer from a backwater planet and the High Chancellor of the galaxy becomes strained when the High Chancellor receives the gift of a beautiful automaton that can mimic his lover's every movement."

Ms. O'Conner speaks with a clarity of voice and poignancy of tone that thrust me right into her beautifully told story.  The raw emotion in this romantic space opera is palpable.  I was near tears (in a good way) by its end.  Brava!  7 out of 7 rocket dragons for this original and most memorable tale.

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