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That Game We Played During the War by Carrie Vaughn
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A nice SF story from Vaughn, in which a POW teaches her captor to play chess, then later both resume the game during a ceasefire. The hitch is that her former captor, like all his people, is telepathic, while her race is not. The game becomes a metaphor for how the war was fought and eventually "not lost" despite one race being able to literally read the minds of the other.
Maybe a little too gentile for a war story, but there are some nice details about the various psychological costs of war.
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January 26, 2017 – Started Reading
January 26, 2017 – Shelved
January 26, 2017 – Finished Reading

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