Sunday, July 17, 2016

Deep Waters Call Out to What is Deeper Still, by Sarah Frost

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(SF) Pascal uses a mind link to control fish in a public aquarium. Pascal's big success has been a swordfish, but a bigger challenge beckons. (3,902 words; Time: 13m)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended
Recommended By: RHorton:4

"Deep Waters Call Out To What Is Deeper Still," by (edited by Trevor Quachri), appeared in issue 09|16, published on by .

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Pro: The basic plot idea is a decent one: Pascal must find a way to keep the squid alive and healthy, with a subplot of trying to tell Chian how zie feels.

Con: The story has a number of believability issues. There's quite a lot of super-high tech that's there for no obvious reason. E.g force fields. It's hard to believe that the mind link that worked for fish would work at all for squid, and it's hard to buy the idea that the squid just wanted to hear whale songs.

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