Saturday, June 4, 2016

As Long as It Takes to Make the World, by Gabriela Santiago

(Slice of Life SF) Somewhere between the stars, the people from The Whole World that was scratch out a living in a small place they call The Land. (5,980 words)

Rating: 2, Not Recommended

"As Long as It Takes to Make the World," by appeared in the June 2016 issue of Lightspeed Magazine (Issue 73), published . This story is only available in paid copies of the magazine. It is not available online.

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

Pro: The descriptions are very pretty. The people on The Land are living fairly authentic farmers' lives.

Con: There's not a story here. Evaluating it as slice-of-life, I observe that it lovingly describes the farmers' lives--which aren't very different from those on Earth 50 years ago--but it tells us almost nothing about life outside The Land.

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