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Brent Knowles

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Sin and Toil

cover for On Spec #96
A man has been banished to another planet to make amends for the horrors he unleashed on Earth. His penance is to build a new world. But will he do it?
I am unworried now that others might claim my prize. We do not fight over our spoils. Not our way, anymore.

[W]e ... root for

It's a really neat idea, and the character that Knowles explores it through is someone that we can relate to and root for as he grapples with his failures, both to his family and his species

Sin and Toil | Brandon Crilly

the story is neatly done

‘Sin And Toil’ is solid Science Fiction. A man lives a life of lonely, hard toil preparing a home for his wife and children. He’s on another planet, terraforming on a small scale. They’re back on terra which is experiencing environmental catastrophe. There’s a clever premise behind it...

Sin and Toil | SFcrowsnest

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