Sunday, May 22, 2016

Rats Dream of the Future, by Paul McAuley

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(SF) A science writer describes the events that turned a rat experiment into a space-time disaster in downtown London. (3,078 words; Time: 10m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average
Recommended By: GDozois:4

"Rats Dream Of The Future," by (edited by Sheila Williams), appeared in issue 06|16, published on by .

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Pro: The bit about the rat supermind finding a way to bend time so as to remain stimulated forever was cute. "RAT SCIENTIST RATS OUT OWN COMPANY" was pretty cute too.

Con: There's almost no action in the story. Nearly all of it is told via narration.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. This was potentially quite interesting but the very remote narration made it difficult for me to get into.