Vaadum Resort and Casino is not much of a resort. In fact to quote the author “It was more of a Hail Mary pass. If you were passing through Commons System (which was what most people did ….) and for some reason you needed to exit your luxurious spaceship ….. and you couldn’t wait the extra day to go to Commons Starship Resorts –which were real resort ….. then you ended up at Vaadum Resort and Casino.” The resort did have a very good repair bay and the ship in this story stopped for repairs. The ship also came with more than mechanical problems. There have been two murders and then a fire on the ship and it could go no further.
There are great characters in Killer Advice. Hunsaker is a disgraced casino manager who owns Vaadum Resort and Casino, William F. Bunting is not who he says he is and then there is the Admiral’s daughter who seems to be running from someone or something. Killer Advice has a great cast of characters, a good story and lots of hooks for future tales at Vaadum Resort and Casino. I am hoping for more stories set at Vaadum Resort.
Killer Advice by Kristine Kathryn Rusch is a novella published in the January 2011 edition of Asimov’s Science Fiction.
I purchased the January issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction at Fictionwise.