Class Trip: 02/10/11
"Class Tri" by Rand B. Lee in the March / April issue of Fantasy and Science Fiction has the honor of being the first story in the magazine I could not finish.
It's apparently another installment in a series of short stories involving human and alien contact. This one recounts one of the earliest contacts between the humans and the aliens and just to make things "interesting" aka tedious, is told in a non-linear fashion.
Let me put it this way. Besides being incomprehensible, it was boring. Dull as dishwater. I normally adore first contact stories. The more alien the better. I normally love xenolinguistics. But this one put me right to sleep. Then it gave me a headache. Then it made me throw the magazine across the room, which wasn't good since I was sitting in my favorite coffee shop at the time.