Review: Seder in Space and Other Tales by J.D. Blackrose

Disclaimer: I am friends with the author; however, I purchased this ebook for full price before I ever met her in person!

Favorite Story: “Seder in SPACE” is a short science-fiction story that embodies one of things I find in the best science-fiction stories — that the more things change, the more things stay the same. This family gathering will evoke feelings of familiarity for Jewish readers and pretty much anyone who has a large family, despite the setting and presence of alien species. And even better, the ending provides the perfect sweet dessert to any seder.

Story I Want Expanded: “The Real Reason Pigs Aren’t Kosher” is a serious story disguised by a quippy title. I felt instant sympathy for the main character, and I love the Jewish take on what is traditionally the realm of agnostic urban fantasy. So much world-building and potential are packed in here that this would make a fantastic longer work, either with the same characters or merely the same premise.

Rating: 4 (out of 5) stars. Cross-posted to Amazon and Goodreads.

Published by J.L. Gribble

Author, Editor, Worldbuilder

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