Sunday, December 6, 2015

Cocoons, by Nancy Kress

"Meeting Infinity" by Dominic Harman
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(SF) The narrator escorts an official concerned about a disease that converts unlucky colonists into alien creatures. (5,000 words; Time: 16m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆, Average

"Cocoons," by , was published on

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Pro: The disease--if that's accurate--converts colonists into creatures who still remember who they were, which is a nice twist. The alien-looking humans aren't the bad guys.

Con: Jamison is somewhat over-the-top from the start; a completely cardboard villain. He makes a valid point--what happened to the colonists is terrifying--but he's so unsympathetic that that point of view gets no attention.

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