Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Moon is Not a Battlefield, by Indrapramit Das

Solaris, September 2017 (in Infinity Wars:Infinity Project #6)

Gita is an asura, a soldier of India taken from their parents at a young age, and raised on the Moon to be a soldier defending India's lunar territory. Their friend, Adita, a friend back to those early childhood days in an Indian slum, is also.

Or rather, they were those things. Now, Gita is back on Earth, talking to a journalist, telling their story. They met the journalist on the Moon, before things changed.

This is a fairly grim, but not hopeless story for Gita, but contains the possibility of a brighter future for humanity as a whole. And Gita, Adita, and their comrades in arms are interesting people who've lived interesting lives.

I liked Gita, and I like what we get to know of the journalist. Recommended.

I bought the anthology that includes this story.