Tango Charlie and Foxtrot Romeo Themes

John Varley
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Tango Charlie and Foxtrot Romeo is a moving story of the struggle to save a stranded child. The mere fact that a child is in danger moves some characters to want to save her. When the "child" turns out actually to be over thirty years old, the decision to save her or not becomes more complicated, as if an adult's life were less valuable than that of a child. Still, the girl looks very young, and in many ways she is mentally a child. Her confusion about what is happening endears her to Corporal Anna-Louise Bach, and Megan Galloway, who decides to help her regardless of her real age. This theme of mortality is emphasized by the initial reaction to the discovery of the girl's real age: Could she hold the secret of immortality, freedom from death? Then the harsh reality of the girl's situation...

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