Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Who Do You Love?, by Kathleen Ann Goonan

(Apocalyptic SF) Zoe is covered with growths of coral from an experiment when she and Emile were young. Now he's back and still wants to change the world. (~10,100 words)

Rating: 2, Not Recommended

"Who Do You Love?," by appeared in Drowned Worlds (edited by Jonathan Strahan), published by .

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

Pro: The descriptions of the coral growths and of the life undersea are very vivid.

Con: There's no plot and no main character. Things just happen. Worse, the story ends with an infodump.

Some of the science is extremely difficult to believe. Why would there be any advantage to growing coral on a human body? How would that help it cope with climate change? Also, the author appears to think a light-year is a unit of time, not distance.

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