Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Long Way Gone, by David L. Clements


A man sends a copy of himself to start civilization on a distant planet, but the copy has trouble adjusting. (3,200 words; Time: 10m)

"Long Way Gone," by (edited by Trevor Quachri), appeared in issue 01-02|15, published on by .

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Review: 2015.004 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: There's a good idea for a story in here, about how some copies sent to a new colony are unhappy and what they do about it.

Con: This isn't a story at all. It's like the outline of a story. (It's all "tell" and zero "show.") It doesn't help that the author seriously underestimates how hard it is for human beings to support themselves without lots of technology.

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