Friday, September 11, 2015

Wild Honey, by Paul McAuley

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In post-Collapse America, Mel operates a hive of augmented bees and trading honey and medicines with locals--until a crew of bandits arrives. (6,000 words; Time: 20m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average
Recommended By: SFEP

"Wild Honey," by (edited by Sheila Williams), appeared in issue 08|15, published on by .

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A fine little story--nice that it avoided the obvious ending of Hannah taking over for Mel. The technology itself is hard to believe, though--especially reusing the bodies of keepers as "the server architecture."

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2 comments (may contain spoilers):

  1. It is a good story. I agree with the rating.

    1. I think it is closer to a 4 than a 3.

      As I said originally - it is a good story.