Orphan Pirates of the Spanish Main by Dennis Danvers

Orphan Pirates of the Spanish Main by Dennis Danvers
Publisher: Tor Books
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Contemporary
Length: Short Story (35 pages)
Rating: 3 Stars
Reviewed by Astilbe

“Orphan Pirates of the Spanish Main” by Dennis Danvers is a science-fiction novelette that follows Stan and his brother Ollie, children of alien (or crazy) parents who receive a mysterious postcard from their father, who with their mother, disappeared decades earlier into the “Abyss” in New Mexico.

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The sibling rivalry between Stan and Ollie was written well. They’d been raised in a pretty unusual household. Despite sharing genetics and those same childhood experiences, these characters couldn’t have turned out more differently as adults. Their sometimes-clashing lifestyles led to more than one scene that showed how these two brothers dealt with having a family member who was nothing at all like them. I enjoyed seeing how they reacted to each other, especially when one of them did or said something that the other found totally unfathomable.

It would have helpful if the plot had spent more time on the science fiction elements of it. They were definitely there, but they were written in ways that were a bit vague for my tastes at times. Since the characters spent so much time wondering about whether the adults in their lives had been truthful with them when they were growing up, I would have liked to see them give their audience a little more to go on while we were trying to figure out what was actually happening. Watching them break this pattern would have been quite satisfying, indeed.

The world building made me smile. There were just enough details about how this version of Earth worked that I knew it wasn’t the same universe I lived in. With that being said, I also enjoyed finding the many similarities between Stan and Ollie’s world and my own. It would be easy to live there for a while before realizing that something was off, and I was intrigued by the thought of two universes that could be that close to each other even thought I also wished for more information about the differences between them.

I’d recommend Orphan Pirates of the Spanish Main to anyone who has a complicated relationship with a sibling or other relative.

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