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The Last March by Matthew Acheson

PostPosted: February 24, 2011, 02:53:58 PM
by Lester Curtis
Simplistic, formulaic, and schmaltzy . . . try harder, Matthew -- please.

Re: The Last March by Matthew Acheson

PostPosted: February 24, 2011, 03:34:37 PM
by Robert_Moriyama
Lester Curtis wrote:Simplistic, formulaic, and schmaltzy . . . try harder, Matthew -- please.


Oo. I foresee tree roots blocking your sewer line for that one. Insulting the dignity of Ents (or Ent-like Titans)...

Re: The Last March by Matthew Acheson

PostPosted: February 28, 2011, 08:58:54 PM
by bottomdweller
I don't read a lot of fantasy so I guess maybe I'm able to see these stories with fresh eyes. I liked the idea that escape was possible through a 'world knot', that all stars are connected and through ancient technology/magic that could be used as a last resource.
As someone who knew the forest better than her own parents when a child, I can appreciate the author's compassion for our rooted family. Unless we can all find that depth of perception, I fear we're all doomed to erase nature and ourselves from the only planet we can call home - at least at this point in time.
I found this a worthy reminder of primal truths. The story doesn't pretend to be anything more than it is - like an hickory tree by a path.