Sunday, December 27, 2015

Like All Beautiful Places, by Megan Arkenberg

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(Hard SF) Grecia survived the destruction of San Francisco, and she works with Lena to make a simulation of the city for posterity. (3,900 words; Time: 13m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆, Average

"Like All Beautiful Places," by (edited by John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey), appeared in The End Has Come (RSR review), published on by .

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Pro: Vivid description of being on a barge in San Francisco Bay surrounded by desolation.

This is really a story about how Grecia decided to commit to something. At the end, she still hates San Francisco, but she's committed herself to the task of memorializing it.

Con: There's very little action in this story.

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