Poison Victory: 08/01/08
I was happy to see that the Albert E. Cowdrey had broken away from his recent run of stories based in the south. His story "Poison Victory" in the July issue Fantasy & Science Fiction is an alternate history where Germany has won WWII.
The story follows a German soldier stationed in Russia in 1949 who is conflicted by the outcome of the war. He's made a pretty good life for himself but he doesn't like the methods used to guarantee that life. Events will help him finally make up his mind.
Except for the alternate history angle, there's not much in the way of either science fiction or fantasy. It's mostly just an examination of human nature and man's inhumanity to man.
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