Title: Don Quixote
Author: Carrie Vaughn
In: The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk (Sean Wallace)
Rating Out of 5: 4 (Really good read!)
My Bookshelves: Dieselpunk, War
Dates read: 15th March 2019
Format: Short story
5th sentence, 74th page: The battle here had been recent.
Two journalists are in the war zone of Spain have found a machine that could turn the tides of the next war. But is it something that should be reported on, or feared?
I loved the idea in this short story. It was one of those tales that has a great meaning behind it, but it also was a really fun journey to get to that poignant point. It just worked beautifully and I honestly couldn’t stop thinking about it long after I turned the last page.
Journalists in war zones always kind of fascinate me. They put their lives on the line regularly to bring us information in the comfort (and safety) of our own homes. So I really loved that there was a story about journalists in a war torn country. Especially in a time period between the two world wars.
This short story is a fun, engaging and thrilling journey. But it is one with a powerful message – the question of whether power should be held by people or if it should be destroyed. I loved this because it is not only a great story, and it is a great read at the same time!