Saturday, May 21, 2016

The Nult Factor, by J.T. Sharrah

(SF Humor) Quigby's philosophy is to find employment that will let him spend the rest of his days doing nothing as enjoyably as possible. A little philosophy can be a dangerous thing. (2,966 words)

Rating: 3, Amusing, but nothing special

"The Nult Factor," by appeared in the June 2016 issue of Analog Science Fiction and Fact, published , by .

Mini-Review (click to view--possible spoilers)

Pro: One has to laugh at the steady sequence of events from Quigby's laziness, to Dahlquist's nonsense, to Mayfair's intolerance, to the Zarg's aggressiveness, to the Megamind's design flaws, to the admission of Earth to the coalition, and Quigby's shrugging it all off.

Con: In terms of plot, the protagonist wants to do nothing and achieves it, so it's a sort of nult itself.

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