Halcyon Moon – A Short Story Collection by Lara MacGregor

Halcyon Moon – A Short Story Collection by Lara MacGregor
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Contemporary
Rating: 3 Stars
Reviewed by Astilbe

A short story collection.

Not every day that has an ordinary beginning will necessarily end the same way.
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“Retrograde” showed what happened after a scientist named Estella woke up from a coma to realize that the Earth had switched orbital directions on its axis. I was fascinated by the thought of what would happen to this planet and all of the living things on it if such a thing were to actually occur. It was nice to see so much detail included about how humans coped with that change, but I do wish the plot had gone into more detail about why this happened as well as how it affected the protagonist’s character development. There was so much more room there to explore.

As intrigued as I was by their premises, I had trouble understanding several of the stories in this collection. “Friends With a Message” was one of them. It was about a poor grad student whose new boyfriend began demanding too much from her. No matter how much money, time, or attention she gave to him, it was never enough to satisfy him. I enjoyed the beginning and middle, but the conclusion was so out of character for both of them that I was shocked and a little disturbed. It seemed to be sending the opposite message to the audience that it had been when I first began reading. I’m still not sure if I misinterpreted something or if the narrator truly meant to end things the way they did. Having more clarification in instances like this one would have made it possible for me to select a higher rating for this collection.

Two humans who had nothing in common and deeply disliked each other were forced to work together on a grueling race on an alien planet in “The Return of Tomorrow.” Oscar was so irrationally prejudiced against Sherman that I had trouble imagining him ever cooperating. It was suspenseful to read about their attempts to win the race, especially once I realized how easy it would be for any contestant to die in that harsh setting. This was one of my favorite tales because of the high stakes and many obstacles the characters faced. I couldn’t wait to find out how it ended.

Anyone who likes unique science fiction should check out Halcyon Moon.

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