Short Story in the Malfunction Trilogy
Up until now, Ella has managed to avoid the single most important but most dangerous aspect of her life as a biobot. The thing she was created to do: going to the ravaged surface to fend off the aliens that turned the planet into a desolate, frozen waste. It's her first mission Topside, and it might be her last.
Called one of J.E. Purrazzi's best works, this short story features characters from the Malfunction trilogy and takes place in the same universe.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I adore this short story! It is a heart-pounding action piece with great emotional depth and currently my favorite of Purrazzi's works in the Malfunction Universe. I was rooting with all of my heart and soul for Ella to survive her trip topside, and righteously angry at all the "powers that be" that treated her like a slave. This is science fiction at its absolute best: intelligent, moving, action-packed, and introspective. It is one of the best scifi short stories I have ever read, right up there with authors like Ray Bradbury and Orson Scott Card. You don't want to miss this one.