Power Armor: A Love Story by David Barr Kirtley
My reticence is waning, though. In large part due to stories like David Barr Kirtley’s Power Armor: A Love Story, which is about time traveling renegade Anthony Blair, who never-ever-ever takes off his power armor. As you could probably assume from the title, there is also a woman. A woman who does not want Anthony Blair in his power armor for a variety of reasons, including the desire to be close to the man in the iron suit. But also to maybe kill him.Power Armor is a fun story that manages to stay ahead of the reader, while simultaneously leading the reader to believe they are smarter and ahead of the game. There’s always something joyous in reading something so sharp. I’m full enough of myself to always think I’ve got things figured out at the beginning. Some of the time that works out. A lot of the time I feel cheated because obviously my ideas are better. I’m kidding of course, but it’s always nice to find something that is delightfully smarter than you.